STRANGE SIGHTS: Rockhampton Art Gallery director Tracy Cooper-Lavery checks out the new exhibition Fantastic Worlds. See more photos of the exhibition on page 11.
STRANGE SIGHTS: Rockhampton Art Gallery director Tracy Cooper-Lavery checks out the new exhibition Fantastic Worlds. See more photos of the exhibition on page 11. Allan Reinikka Rokagallery

Exhibition opens up fantastic new worlds

A LEGO lion, sagging balloon and dozens of coloured pencils.

Not everything is as it seems at the Rockhampton Art Gallery this summer.

On Saturday, the gallery re-opened in spectacular style, with the Fantastic Worlds exhibition.

The exhibition pushes the boundaries of sculpture, with a range of pieces to stimulate the minds of young and old.

Gallery director Tracey Cooper-Lavery said creating a space which welcomed adults and children was essential over the summer holidays.

"Everybody's looking for things to do over the summer holidays, so we've kind of got into the rhythm of having shows over that December-January period that are going to be of interest to kids," she said.

"It's an exciting, adventurous, imaginative exhibition and we hope it's going to be a good start for 2016."

The gallery had been closed for several weeks to allow for repairs after Cyclone Marcia, including a polished concrete floor in the upstairs gallery space.

"We had an opportunity to cancel a couple of exhibitions which gave us an opportunity to close the gallery and make sure the work was done in a certain timeframe and was less disruptive than trying to stay open and do the work at the same time," she said

The exhibition runs until February 14.

 



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