First off, we met up with the lovely Ellen Appleby of the blog, Based in Noosa and then attended the opening of her latest exhibition at Kari out at Kenilworth. It was a very friendly crowd and the paintings by Chris Brown added to the zing.
|Ellen Appleby at the opening of her Equilibrium exhibition|
It's a lovely little gallery with an open window letting in lots of natural light.
We couldn't resist bringing 'Stoked' home with us though it was a close run between him and Gazza :^)
After the exhibition opening we drove over to a nearby town called Imbil where we visited the new 'Gallery Frit'. Here we found work by Michael Ciavarella - the artist behind The Matchbox Show
Later in the week we met up again and toured some very nice galleries around Noosa, including their Regional Gallery which has the sculpture exhibition/competition, SCAP3D, underway, nice to see some ceramic entries doing well here:
|Entry of Petra Svoboda|
|Award winner by Johanne Demaine|
|Entry by Rowley Drysdale|
We also visited the Wallace House craft centre, had a pleasant lunch at a cafe before dropping by at Quixotica, the home of Rowley Drysdale.
|Rowley shows us his new Japanese style bath house which is close to completion|
|His Ogama kiln|
|Rowley at his wheel|
|lots of space in a tranquil bush setting|
Lots more to see and do around the Sunshine Coast but it was inspiring to see so many clay artists getting their work out there. Thanks again to Ellen for making my holiday very special.