Biggenden’s Janice Rae and Julia Young attended Mt Perry artist Shelley Kelley’s workshop on encaustic art.
Biggenden’s Janice Rae and Julia Young attended Mt Perry artist Shelley Kelley’s workshop on encaustic art. Bev Geissler

Biggenden first stop for art show

FREE workshops drew members of the public to a travelling arts show that opened at Biggenden's Memorial Hall last Sunday.

An initiative of the North Burnett Regional Council's Regional Arts Development Fund Committee, this was the first of art shows exhibiting the work of selected artists from the North Burnett area.

The travelling show is also planned for Mt Perry, Monto, Eidsvold, Mundubbera and Gayndah over the coming months.

The aim of the day was to provide an opportunity for the public to try their hand at a range of different arts, both visual and performing.

Among those holding workshops was Shelley Kelly, of Mt Perry, who showed her favourite medium of encaustic art, which uses coloured bees-wax blocks, hot irons or a stylus to make decorative patterns for cards or conventional art pieces.

She said it was an ancient art form dating back several thousand years, and was originally used on wood.

Patricia Worsley, of Biggenden, demonstrated marbled placemats during her workshops, and Patty Klaassen showed her colourful photo to fabric and embellishing work.

There is no charge for participation at the workshops and artworks are available for sale.

Craft stall holders had their wares on display and food was plentiful as the Biggenden State School P&C catered, while skate park fundraisers held a sausage sizzle.

The travelling art show will stay in Biggenden until Saturday, March 12.



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