Eight exhibitions in one month

THE Bundaberg region will come alive with a series of exhibitions this month.

Eight art exhibitions will be held in Woodgate, Childers, Apple Tree Creek and Bundaberg throughout October.

Each exhibition is unique telling a story through vastly different mediums ranging from glass, painting, aluminium and photography.

"Bundaberg has a thriving art scene, and this year's Crush program is seeing exhibitions within the traditional art galleries but also artist-run spaces throughout the region. Eight exhibitions is a fantastic showcase of the talent that our region produces but also to gain valuable insight into the artist behind the scene," Crush Festival co-ordinator Ainsley Gatley said.

One of the new exhibitions this month will be Musclemen - Industry Sited Within the Environment from Wednesday, October 7, to Sunday, October 11.

The unique display in the Moncrieff Entertainment Centre's dressing room invites the viewer to become fascinated by the colours and changing patterns of aerial photos projected over handcrafted aluminium sculptures.

The installation is based on the landscape viewed from the air of Queensland Alumina Limited (QAL) in Gladstone, sited within a world heritage area. The exhibition is by Allan Andrew, Margaret Worthington and Clive Rouse.

Bundaberg Regional Council community services spokeswoman Judy Peters said there were plenty of creative opportunities around this month with exhibitions like Botanicals at Charts and Wide Bay High Desert II and Emerge at BRAG.

"It is also important to see new events such as Crush at the Creek at Apple Tree Creek promoting arts to the wider community," Cr Peters said.

"Arts play an important part in our community and are not restrictive to a particular place or building but an inclusive showcase of many genres," she said.

Popular events will return to the Crush calendar such as ArtPlus Woodgate Arts In Spring Exhibition, Words and Pictures by the Bundaberg Photographic Group, Lighthouse Festival Art Exhibition.

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