Unlock your artistic side

John Gerritsen whittling away some lovely wooden animals

John Gerritsen

There are loads of creative activities and workshops taking place throughout January at the Gympie Regional Gallery:

Ways of Seeing – Gympie Messmate Park, Kia Ora until January 23.

What is Whittling – 10.30am to 12pm, January 6 and 13, watch woodworker John Gerritsen whittle away some lovely wooden animals. John is a ‘bushy’, having spent much of his life working in conservation management in outback Australia. He now lives locally carving a living out of creating native timber sculptures and original bush furniture.

Artist-in-Residence series – Join members of the Tuesday Art Group, 10am to 12pm, January 12 and 19, as they demonstrate art-making techniques.

Recovering the Past on display by artist Ian Alderman with a Q&A Zoom session 6pm, January 21. Learn how this six-year project came about and his clever photographic process. Come to the gallery and be part of a group, or log in from your home computer.

To register, visit gympie.qld.gov.au/gallery or call 5481 0733. Entry to the Gympie Regional Gallery at 39 Nash Street is free, with opening hours from 10am – 4pm, Tuesday to Saturday.