'Botanical Colourings' is an exciting collection of textile work that showcases the members of SCNDIG [The Sunshine Coast Natural Dyers Interest Group] which is a community interest group that explores the natural properties of plants, flowers and insects to create colour.
The work that has been created encompasses wearable, sculptures and wall hangings. The majority of colours have their origins in our local flora on the Sunshine Coast. This exciting collection of work shows the diversity of sustainable practice.
This is an annual exhibition, and this years artists represented include:
Alieta Belle Anne Harris Christine Elcoate Deborah Glover Dimuthu Dias Mendis Emmanuelle Holmes Gabrielle Leonard Jemma White Jenai Hooke Jo Crang Lara Stone Liz Able Margaret Barnett Michelle O’Hara Auer and Sammy Cicak
For more details visit the Facebook Page for the exhbition CLICK HERE
The monthly meetings are held around the coast sometimes in local parks or homes, and we also have meetings at Deadly Expresso Café in Memorial Drive Eumundi. There is a Facebook Group if you would like to join or we also send out emails about up and coming events for anyone that prefers. For more information join the facebook group SCNDIG or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Opens Friday 30 November at 5.30pm all welcome
Guest speaker Rowley Drysdale, ceramic artist, teacher and mentor - Free nibbles on arrival and cash bar
Artists collaborate to connect glass, painting and pottery.
Sunshine Coast artists Helen Lawson, Annie McDonald, Mel Zaninni and Sandra Robertson engage their environmental values with the four physical elements of Fire, Air, Water and Earth directly into glass, pottery and paintings.
eARTh Elements is a play of words that connect the four artists through its fifth element Spirit as they illustrate the surroundings in which their community lives, the environment. Elemental symbols and colours are explored to the extent there is a direct correlation between personal values, community connectives and shared responses in their artwork.
The artists have transposed the connection between the physical and spiritual expression onto canvas, within the fusion of glass and the humble clay of earth.
Helen Lawson's paintings radiate the beauty of flowers inspired by nature itself. Annie McDonald’s creative glass is serendipity ‘pate de verre’ by design, eloquently delicate in stature though strong and radiant with a touch of mystic.
Mel Zaninni’s natural watercolour paintings are delicately washed, combine paper collage and focus on encaustic with bee’s wax to create beautiful textures that are finely polished.
Sandra Robertson’s pottery explores the earth element of natural clays into statements of concern for the digitisation and Wi Fi usage, unforeseen long-term impacts on the future natural environment.