BRAG Vollies outside the Gallery
BRAG staff and volunteers had a really good morning last Thursday, travelling to Childers by bus to visit the Childers Arts Space for a look at the Round Pots, Square Holes exhibition. This exhibition, by members of the Bundaberg Pottery Club and the Childers Firehouse Potters, opened on 27 May and is really worth a visit.
Patricia Waghorn at CHARTS
The colours and shapes are wonderful and it was pleasing to see how many pieces have already been sold. On our arrival we were given a lovely warm welcome to CHARTS by Cate, Edwina and Peter. CHARTS volunteer and member of the Childers Firehouse Potters, Cate Verney, gave us a short informative talk about the exhibition which I found very interesting.
Cate Verney doing artist talk at CHARTS
Robyn Rae at Childers Visual Arts Group
Then we were off to Apple Tree Creek to visit Alice McLaughlin and the Childers Visual Arts Group and……..WOW!! What an amazing place Alice has developed. There are artworks everywhere – in trees, under trees, among the bushes, among the many, many plants… just everywhere. From the moment we stepped off the bus we were all thrilled and speechless at what an amazing spectacle it was. There were “oh”s and “wow”s from everyone. We were treated to a delicious morning tea put on by the members and we sat under the huge “Tree of Art” to enjoy it.
Under the “Tree of Art”
The members of the group gave us such a lovely welcome – explaining and demonstrating their art practices. Really it is a wonderful place to visit and an awesome place to paint, draw or potter – I could go on and on and on… But if you would like to see for yourself or are looking to join a terrific art group you need to speak to Alice.
BRAG vollies with Alice McLaughlin
It was a very happy group of BRAG volunteers and staff who travelled back to Bundaberg in time for lunch – and for those volunteers who were unable to join us – you really missed a treat!