Here are two more good reasons to visit the Cairns Regional Gallery, apart from the joy of getting out of the heat and enjoying its air conditioning.
There are two exhibitions running now that are well worth a look. The annual POST-CARDS exhibition is the gallery’s major fund-raiser. Until this Sunday, December 11, you have the chance to bid on post-card sized works by well known local and national artists. The proceeds help keep the Gallery going. Bidding closes on Sunday afternoon.
CLICK THE AUDIO PLAYER TO HEAR THE GALLERY’S TRICIA DAVEY SHOW YOU ROUND THE POST-CARDS EXHIBITION
And there’s the mystery post-card. Guess who created it. A well known artist, an Archibald Prize winner. More clues at the Gallery. Register your guess at the Gallery and you could win a free annual membership.
There’s also the annual TAFE Mainstream Visual Arts Student Exhibition, running until January 8.
It’s a chance to see works by artists who may be big names in the future, and the artists learn the secrets of getting their works out to the art-loving public.
CLICK THE AUDIO PLAYER TO HEAR TRICIA DAVEY TALK ABOUT THE TAFE EXHIBITION.
Visit Cairns Regional Gallery on-line at http://www.cairnsregionalgallery.com.au
And here’s a little P.S. Years ago, I got my first and only moment as an exhibiting artist. It was in the Post-Cards exhibition. My then boss Anna-Lise Murch and I created this treasure. It still lives at the ABC in Cairns, if you want to have a look.