ARTIST: Marlies Oakley with her artwork of the Queen.
ARTIST: Marlies Oakley with her artwork of the Queen. Contributed

Every wondered what is behind Childers' mosaics?

EVER wondered about the background to the mosaics you walk on which adorn the pavement in the main street in Childers?

Everyone is welcome to join Rebecca MacLean, Bundaberg Regional Galleries' public programs officer, on Thursday, November 26, from 9.30am to 11.30am for a walking tour of the public art that forms the background of the main street of Childers, with guest presentations by the galleries' collections officer Christine Spence and artists who participated in the project.

The event will be followed by a morning tea on the balcony at Childers Arts Space where the meeting point will be.

Entry is free and no bookings are required.

For further information contact the gallery on 4130 4876.

There are only a few more days to come into Childers Arts Space to view Judith Bohm-Parr's Botanicals exhibition, which closes on Sunday, November 22.

Nothing New? by Bundaberg artist Marlies Oakley is coming to Childers Arts Space.

This exhibition features a collection of 22 artworks inspired by iconic figures from the art world, popular culture and world history.

Collage portraits of the Queen, Andy Warhol, Anton Chekhov, Nelson Mandela and David Bowie, among others, have been produced using recycled postage stamps.

Each artwork uses repetitive blocks of stamps to form a stylised image and contains thousands of stamps, individually hand-cut to shape. The exhibition commences on Tuesday, November 24. Join us for the opening on Friday, November 27. Entry is free and everyone is welcome to attend, with complimentary drinks and refreshments provided.

Childers artist Marilyn Murray is proud to present her exhibition, Natural Selection, at Gatakers Art Space, 311 Kent St, Maryborough. The exhibition features artworks that have been inspired by the amazing natural beauty of Australia and its unique wildlife. The exhibition runs from November 30 to January 3.

Congratulations to Childers quilter June Daniels, who won second prize in the Appliqué Traditional section in the recent Queensland Quilters show which was held at the Exhibition Centre in Brisbane.

Alice McLaughlin ran a successful pastel workshop at the Creation Station, which is the home base of the Childers Arts Council Visual Arts Group at Apple Tree Creek. This was the last workshop for the year, with the group winding down for the Christmas break.

The last day of the year will incorporate the annual Christmas party on December 3 when all members come together for a shared lunch and secret Santa gift giving.

Gin Gin Courthouse Gallery will be exhibiting artworks from Gin Gin State High School Year 10, 11 and 12 emerging art students.

The exhibition, titled Untamed Things, features works which explore a range of media including hand-coloured lino prints, paintings, drawings, photography, installation, hand-built ceramics and jewellery.

The exhibition runs until December 16.

The public is invited to visit the gallery to view the artwork of these emerging young artists.

For further information, contact the gallery on 4157 2154.

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