Showing with a difference

THERE will be a different kind of exhibition at the Gin Gin Regional Courthouse Gallery next month, with organisers getting their creative caps on to host a craft expo.

Gallery director Marsha Johnson said the idea to hold a craft-inspired exhibition came last year from one of the gallery's members, Lee Kempson.

"She was in charge of the gallery at that time," Mrs Johnson said.

After sending out numerous letters and fliers, and also by word of mouth, Mrs Johnson said the gallery had 15 entries for the November exhibition, including jewellery, fridge magnets, woodwork, crocheted and knitted items.

"We even have one gentleman who's written a book - that will be on display here," she said. "Some of it is a dying art. Not a lot of ladies knit or crochet much any more, so it's really keeping arts alive."

The timing of the art exhibition could not be better, with Christmas just around the corner.

"It's a great time for someone to actually buy some not-so-expensive gifts for Christmas," Mrs Johnson said.

The gallery director said exhibitions this year had been fairly well attended, but people were not spending as much as she had hoped.

"But hopefully around Christmas time, people will open up their wallets a little bit more," she said.

"Most items will be for sale. What a great time to see the talents in our community under one roof, and maybe pick up a few Christmas presents."

The exhibition will open on Tuesday, November 1 and continue until Wednesday, November 30.



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