HANGING ART: Tracy Cooper-Lavery and local artist Peta Lloyd check out the new exhibition, Deck the Walls.
HANGING ART: Tracy Cooper-Lavery and local artist Peta Lloyd check out the new exhibition, Deck the Walls. Allan Reinikka Rokaart

Peta’s art part of picture in Deck the Halls at gallery

PETA Lloyd loves art in many forms.

And tonight the professional Rockhampton artist has entered three pieces of her artwork in the Deck the Walls exhibition that will officially launch at the Rockhampton Art Gallery.

Peta, a councillor at The Cathedral College, has been an artist for the past seven years and was excited to be showcasing her work.

"I am involved in creating a lot of styles of artwork but I predominantly do print making which is the style of art I've chosen to display in the exhibition," she said.

"I've been working on and off on these three pieces drawing inspiration from previous prints and nature. A lot of my work revolves around nature and recycling a story in some way.

"The Deck the Walls exhibition is such a great opportunity to showcase the different types of creative people in the region and because we've all worked towards the $100 price tag it's an even playing field for everyone."

Peta's pieces, Yellow eye, Every heart and The good owl are amongst the 148 pieces of artworks that will officially be available for sale tonight at the Rockhampton Art Gallery.

Rockhampton Art Gallery Director Tracy Cooper-Lavery said the launch of the Deck the Walls exhibition was established to allow local artists in the Central Queensland region to have the opportunity for their work to be hung in the gallery.

"It was an idea we put together with the local artists of the region to have an affordable exhibition that the public can purchase pieces from," she said.

"The exhibition was free to enter and we've got over 60 local artists ranging from beginner to professional, who are having their work displayed. This exhibition showcases the array of talented and creative people we have in the region and it's important to acknowledge them."

The Deck the Walls exhibition opens at 5pm at the Rockhampton Art Gallery. The pieces of artwork will be available for purchase until December 14, 2014.



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