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Art with Altitude Exhibition

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Mount Glorious comes alive with local and overseas art
The hills will come alive on Saturday 21st and Sunday 22nd November for the inaugural "Art with Altitude Exhibition" at the Mount Glorious Community Hall, which can be found just a few minutes' drive from Samford and Ferny Grove. The exhibition will feature a variety of media including oil, watercolour and acrylic paintings, sculpture, jewellery, ceramics, glass-work, pen and ink drawings, photography, fine furniture and fibre-art. Sixteen international and Australian artists will be showcased with all pieces coming from the creative communities of Mount Glorious and Mount Nebo.

Mount Glorious, Art, Shopping. Exhibitions, Sculpture, Gifts, Rainforest, Things to Do
Mount Glorious Community Hall (Photo courtesy of Mount Glorious Community Association)


Only 45 minutes from Brisbane CBD, the magical village of Mount Glorious is in the heart of breathtaking rainforests situated in the D'Aguilar Range. The rainforest is full of tall trees with huge buttresses, palms and ferns as well as tropical birds and parrots, which makes the mountain a great bird watching lookout.

The mountain is a great tourist attraction with small cafes, remarkable views and forest walks as well as several BBQ areas in parklands. If you want to stay for a weekend or longer, B&Bs and get-away cottages are available for rent.

Listed below are some of the artists whose work will be for sale at the exhibition:

Mount Glorious, Art, Shopping. Exhibitions, Sculpture, Gifts, Rainforest, Things to Do
Ann O'Connor - Spiral Flight (Photo courtesy of Mount Glorious Community Association)


Ann O'Connor, a ceramic sculpture and jewellery creator has exhibited in solo and group exhibitions in Australia, Italy and Norway. Ann has won many prizes including the Grand Champion Sculpture Award (Crows Nest Queensland) in 2005 and more recently the Moreton Bay Regional Art Award First Prize 3D in 2010.

Mount Glorious, Art, Shopping. Exhibitions, Sculpture, Gifts, Rainforest, Things to Do
Graham Radcliffe (Photo courtesy of Mount Glorious Community Association)


Graham Radcliffe, internationally renowned sculptor of artworks in marble and bronze.

Mount Glorious, Art, Shopping. Exhibitions, Sculpture, Gifts, Rainforest, Things to Do
Pat Boddington - Barney Creek (Photo courtesy of Mount Glorious Community Association)


Pat Boddington is a multi-award winning visual artist who works in a variety of media, including drawing and painting in oils, watercolour and acrylic.

Mount Glorious, Art, Shopping. Exhibitions, Sculpture, Gifts, Rainforest, Things to Do
Garry Rogers - Furniture (Photo courtesy of Mount Glorious Community Association)


Local wildlife artist Garry Rogers is inspired by Australia's unique fauna and his works are in graphite and occasionally charcoal. He is also a fine wood artist using mostly recycled timbers.

Michele Hobart is a visual artist who works in watercolours, mixed media, pastel, acrylic, oil and photography.

Mount Glorious, Art, Shopping. Exhibitions, Sculpture, Gifts, Rainforest, Things to Do
Michele Hobart (Photo courtesy of Mount Glorious Community Association)


The exhibition will be open from 9.00 am to 4.00 pm daily and the entry cost will be a gold coin donation. All art work will be for sale at a range of prices, with live art and craft demonstrations being held on the day. A lucky door prize of artwork and raffle prizes, including three luxury weekend getaways will be won by visitors to the exhibition! There will be something for everyone with market stalls, food and coffee vendors. While up on the mountain, have a look at the great views that extend down to Brisbane, the coast, and beyond, or take a stroll through the cool rainforest.

Mount Glorious, Art, Shopping. Exhibitions, Sculpture, Gifts, Rainforest, Things to Do
Genevieve Jackson - Pardalote (Photo courtesy of Mount Glorious Community Association)


The event is sure to be well worth the drive anywhere from Brisbane and a day out in the fresh mountain air is just what we all need. This exciting initiative promises to become an annual event, so mark it in your calendar, and head for the hills each November to enjoy fine art and fresh air, along with a taste of the wonderful community spirit of Mount Glorious and Mount Nebo. The event is proudly sponsored by the Bendigo Community Bank.

Mount Glorious, Art, Shopping. Exhibitions, Sculpture, Gifts, Rainforest, Things to Do
Karen Hutt - Regent Bower Bird (Photo courtesy of Mount Glorious Community Association)


Further information about this event can be found on the Mount Glorious Community Association's Facebook page. You can also hire the hall for a small fee for your own event.
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Why? An art exhibition in the country at Mount Glorious
When: 21-22 November 2015, 9.00-4.00pm daily
Phone: 0491 110 778
Where: 1874 Mount Glorious Road, Mount Glorious
Cost: Gold Coin Entry
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