Showcasing Our Future Artists

July 19, 2016

Students On Show

If you did not have the opportunity to join the students on opening night. Do take the time to explore the work  of the creative little ones at Sentational South at gallery 107! On display until the end of the month.

The exhibition showcases the collaborative efforts of Dalby South Schools students from prep to year seven. 

Opening night on July 13th saw an impressive crowd in attendance. With principle Mr Kucks officially opening proceedings. Guests were also serenaded by the musical talents  of the Combined Junior and Senior Choir.

 

 

 

 

 

Collaborative Community

It was a delight to see a strong turnout for such a community event.  A Special thanks goes Mrs Cooke who was instrumental in organising the project. Dalby South School demonstrating that a creative, collaborative community can achieve a lot.

Students were proud to see their work on display. And were delighted to explore the exhibition with parents and friends.

If you are in the vicinity to pop into gallery 107 to explore on your own. The exhibition runs through until the 30th of July.

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Current Exhibition

OUR LIVING HERITAGE

Our Living Heritage was launched by the Regional Arts Council of Dalby Inc in September 2000.  In April 1999, Mr Richard Hooke was given the task of Photographing selected Seniors from across the Dalby and Wambo Shire Area.  

The personal stories and photography of some of the Senior Citizens of our area are quite remarkable.  What is seen in this exhibition is a selection of thirty people who start to form a visual kaleidoscope of the diversity of personal character, history, tenacity, humour and substance, which has formed spontaneously over time into the nature and personality of the district.

Who are the 'THREE WELL KNOWN AUSTRALIANS'

in the Painting

GUESS WHO?  Locals are being invited to guess who the three well-know Australians are in this painting. 

If there’s such a thing as comfort food in the visual arts world, Martin Shaw’s painting may well be it.  Created in 1982, Three Well-Known Australians is striking in its simplicity: three abstract figures – a headless blue figure, a crouching red figure and a green figure holding an umbrella – sit on a bright yellow background.

But the artwork isn’t just about acrylics on canvas. Shaw, 62, has been touring his painting around Australia since 1983, collecting the names of the people who have visited the work, and cataloging in yearbooks whom they think the figures might represent.

Shaw sees his project as something that ought to stand the test of time. “These yearbooks form a portrait of Australia – what people in 1983 thought is going to be different to what people think in a 100 years’ time,” he says.

ACTIVE SENIORS IN OUR COMMUNITY

This photographic exhibition depicting the active side of Dalby Seniors.  The Dalby Seniors' Week Committee commissioned the exhibition to coincide with Seniors' Week celebrations in 2006.

The exhibition featured the work of talented and then youthful photographer, Nick Shipway.

At the time she said the exhibition showcased the active and interesting side of people over the age of 60.

"We want to show just how active and interesting life can be in the later years and to debunk any misconceptions generally attributed to older people," Mrs Smith said.

Nick Shipway gathered evidence to show how men and women not only in their 60s, but also in their 70s and 80s, are thoroughly enjoying an active, stimulating life.

"I want people to get an appreciation for the seniors and know how much they do," said Nick.

Are you an artist looking to showcase your art?

If you are interested in exhibiting at Gallery 107 please send us an email to request an exhibition pack.