Exhibition showcases local artists

Bundaberg Art Society's Christine Smyth and Marylin Batty. Picture: SOLANA PHOTOGRAPHY

By Angela Norval

The Bundaberg Art Society has always been a welcoming place for those with a love of art.

From its gallery and studio space in Bundaberg’s Walker Street, the society holds a number of regular workshops and members share their knowledge with each other.

Add to that, they also hold exhibitions and run their own gallery shop.

The Art Society has a rich history in the local region, starting with a small art appreciation group in 1939 in the School of Arts Building.

With 89 works on show, Bundaberg Art Society president Marilyn Batty said the latest exhibition entitled Black and White was one not to be missed.

“Black and White is showing every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday 9 ’til noon ’til the end of June, with free entry and all work from local artists,” she said.

“This exhibition has become an annual event and grown in popularity as a place for our talented members to showcase their work.

“We feature drawings, acrylics, printmaking, pastels, graphite assembages, collages and sculptures.”

In the society’s gift shop they also pride themselves on featuring local art with a little something for everyone.

“Visitors are sure to find something they relate to as we have many mediums and styles of art on show,” Ms Batty said.

“All artworks in the current exhibition are for sale.”

The Bundaberg Art Society have a monthly meeting and members get together Tuesday, Thursday or Saturday mornings.

The society has a studio, library, and gallery and retail shop area and for $30 membership each year, members can make use of the society’s facilities and exhibit or just sell in the well-stocked shop area.