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Sometimes art workshops will lead to the discovery of brilliant new talent, and such has been the case with the Art and Design Precinct's series of workshops, Journey into Abstraction . Alongside established artists, workshop participants will show their work in a new Exhibition of the same name beginning on June 6.
One of the established artists exhibiting their work is Ben Johansen. Ben is a Brisbane based visual artist whose work explores abstract landscapes, animal and plant imagery and figurative pieces using acrylic on canvas. In a world where people are surrounded by skyscrapers and technology and are disconnected from nature and beauty, he hopes that people will be able to find peace and serenity through art and objects of beauty. You can find out more about Ben and his work on his Facebook Page.
Artist Gwyneth Lewis from Bundaberg will have works on display
Also sharing her work in the exhibition will be Gwyneth Lewis from Bundaberg. Gwyneth is predominantly an abstract artist who uses personal experiences and what she sees around her to create her art work. She loves to use bright colours and has an obsession with patterns and shapes. You can view more of her work on her Facebook Page.
Cecily Slade, a finalist in the Lethbridge Art Prize will have work on display
The exhibition will also show works by finalists in the Lethbridge Art Prize, Cecily Slade and Lin Stanton. The Lethbridge Art Prize is open to both National and International Artists for small scale art works in any media. The judging is based on three equally evaluated criteria of creativity, originality and skill, with $10 000 awarded to the winner.
Lin Stanton, also a Lethbridge Art Prize finalist, will have her work on display
Opening night for Journey into Abstraction is Friday 6 June from 6pm. Entry is $10 and includes live music, a drink and nibbles. The exhibition will be open for viewing and purchase of art work until 18 June. Gallery opening hours are 10am to 6pm Tuesday to Friday and 10am to 5pm on the weekend.
The Art and Design Precinct is situated at 10 Bailey Street, West End and has a range of small arts and crafts, giftware and foodstuffs, all from local producers on sale. Studio rooms are available for hire for art classes or functions and the studio runs classes of its own. To find out more about the Art and Design Precinct, visit their Blog.