Erica Neate with a sculpture by Jon Vea-Vea, titled Turtle, that is on show in Bundaberg.
Erica Neate with a sculpture by Jon Vea-Vea, titled Turtle, that is on show in Bundaberg.

The art of peace and harmony

PEACE, harmony and creativity were the main objectives in putting together an art show which opened at the School of Arts building yesterday.

Earth Songs for Peace and Harmony features artwork from 16 artists from around the Wide Bay region, each piece with the theme of amity.

Exhibition curator Erica Neate said the artists had a diverse range of cultural backgrounds including German, Japanese and Austrian, including Aboriginal.

“This is the end of the United Nations’ international decade for the cultivation of peace and non-violence against children,” she said.

“So we thought, ‘Who is going to look after the children now?’

“We encouraged themes of peace, nature and looking after the environment.”

Artist Jan Williams will be holding a hands-on basket-weaving workshop tomorrow from 10am to 2pm as a part of the exhibition.

The free art show is open from 10am-3pm daily, except Thursday, until next Friday.



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