Walter Reid heat's up this month
IT'S hot, it's new, its 'HEAT', the first 2017 group art exhibition at Walter Reid Cultural Centre, on display 17-25 March, open daily 10am-3pm.
The local community artist groups from WRCC are fired-up and have united to bring you this exhibition of original art works, some just hot off the press.
The artists brainstormed the theme of 'heat' and responded in a variety of ways, creating original, all new, art pieces using a wide range of materials: painting, pottery, fibres, printmaking, jewellery, drawing, sculpture, photography, artist books and more.
HEAT will be on display in the ground floor exhibition's space: Gallery 6, in the Walter Reid Cultural Centre at the corner of East and Derby Streets in Rockhampton.
On 17 March, 7pm, join them at WRCC for the official opening night of HEAT, with special guest, Bianca Acimovic, the new Rockhampton Art Gallery director.
You will see art work by members of: Central Queensland Contemporary Artists, Royal Queensland Artist Society, Emboiderer's Guild, Capricorn Potters, Capricorn Printmakers, Patch Happy Circle, Lapidary/Jewellery Club, The Mob, Officina Athelstane, Fiber Artists and Photography Club. Several of which have proudly exhibited in past Rockhampton Bayton Awards, Gladstone's Martin Hanson Awards and other regional and national exhibitions and can be found in private collections around the country.
Saturday, 18 March, during the exhibition, the WRCC will be holding an Open House.
The doors will be open for you to explore the unique art work as well as the many community groups in their meeting rooms to see what they are all about.
Always open to new members, the groups are made up of artists of varying talents, beginners to experienced, willing to share, teach, learn and experiment with art materials of all kinds.
You may just discover a group (or two) to join and ignite your own artistic talents!
Additional groups that meet in the WRCC include Chamber Music Society, Youth Orchestra, Railway Modellers Association and Little Theatre.