HISTORY
The Wondai Regional Art Gallery is housed in the original Wondai Station Master’s House. This building, dating back to 1903, was one of the first built in Wondai. An early photograph of the building has been captured on canvas and hangs in the gallery. As time has passed the building has been lowered and extended, while keeping many of its original features such as the timber flooring and high ceilings. Below is a painting of the original Wondai Station Master’s house.

FIND US:
Wondai Regional Art Gallery
40 Haly Street
(on the roundabout), WONDAI
T: (07) 4168 5926
E: wondai.art@sbrc.qld.gov.au

Open 7 days, 10.00am to 3.00pm
(except Good Friday, ANZAC morning,
Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Years Day)
Entry is Free (donations accepted)

The Wondai Regional Art Gallery is owned and supported by the
South Burnett Regional Council

FEBRUARY 2024

'Keeping it Local' by Katrina O'Shannessy and Family (First Gallery)

Artwork by Katrina O'Shannessy and family

 

For Katrina, art is a form of expression to let go of the outside stresses of the world and just immerse herself into something that isn’t reality but rather create a reality of her own. Though her first preference is acrylic, Katrina often finds herself branching out and experimenting with loads of other forms of mediums, like sculpture and collage. Katrina enjoys using bold bright colours that push the expressive limits, but she equally enjoys toning it right back to the natural and neutral tones displayed through nature, flora and fauna. She likes artwork that tells a story, that open the viewers eyes to a world beyond our control. Everyday people’s struggles, drought, conservation and science. Generally, Katrina likes the abstract minimalistic style but often gets pulled towards the realistic genre.

'Pulse: Rhythms of the Land' by Lisa Chandler, Tony Coles, Trevor Hood, Wendy McGrath-Lakeland, Des Rolph, Dianne Smith and Kay Wright (Main Gallery)

Artwork by Katrina O'Shannessy and family

 

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Pulse: Rhythms of the Land presents works by a group of Sunshine Coast artists whose creative practice responds to the land and its shifting patterns, tones and rhythms. Encompassing a range of media including painting, drawing, printmaking, and ceramics, the exhibition explores the changing moods of the region’s landscapes. Whether calm and meditative, or pulsing with dynamic energy, the varied works capture diverse facets of our environment while also reflecting intangible elements such as flux and flow, fragility and strength, stillness and movement. The artists all have established creative practices and work in a range of media. They often sketch and paint outdoors together in diverse natural environments.

eeping it Local' by Katrina O'Shannessy and Family (First Gallery)

Artwork by Katrina O'Shannessy and family

 

For Katrina, art is a form of expression to let go of the outside stresses of the world and just immerse herself into something that isn’t reality but rather create a reality of her own. Though her first preference is acrylic, Katrina often finds herself branching out and experimenting with loads of other forms of mediums, like sculpture and collage. Katrina enjoys using bold bright colours that push the expressive limits, but she equally enjoys toning it right back to the natural and neutral tones displayed through nature, flora and fauna. She likes artwork that tells a story, that open the viewers eyes to a world beyond our control. Everyday people’s struggles, drought, conservation and science. Generally, Katrina likes the abstract minimalistic style but often gets pulled towards the realistic genre

Kidz Korner Wondai State School

Opening Night
Friday, 1 December 2023 from 6.00pm
$5 entry includes Hot and Cold supper and Punch
Wine will be served by Nuova Scuola
Live Entertainment

The exhibition will remain in the Wondai Regional Art Gallery until 3.00pm on Saturday, 27 January 2024.

 

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