What’s On at the Gallery

SHAHBAZI, Shirana [Voegel 08 2009] from 'Flowers, fruits & portraits' series 2009 Type C photograph on aluminium, ed. 3/5 (1 AP) 90 x 70cm; 90 x 70cm (comp.)

SHAHBAZI, Shirana
[Voegel 08 2009] from ‘Flowers, fruits & portraits’ series 2009 Type C photograph on aluminium, ed. 3/5 (1 AP) 90 x 70cm; 90 x 70cm (comp.)

There are two very different exhibitions on view at the Gympie Regional Gallery.

“Prismatic Pachyderms” by artist Sarah Larsen explains what it is like to live with Autism Spectrum Disorder. She uses the elephant because they feel very stressed when separated from the herd and people with ASD feel this in social situations.

Sarah has put together an exhibition that is family friendly with creative activities and stories that draw on her personal experience with ASD and her childhood growing up in Africa.

The exhibition will continue to be on view until February 23.

‘A World View: The Tim Fairfax Gift’ is an exhibition that comes from the Queensland Art Gallery, Gallery of Modern Art (QAGOMA).

Tim Fairfax AM has supported the acquisition of more than 70 remarkable artworks to enter the QAGOMA collection and over ten of these will be on view at the Gympie Regional Gallery until March 9.

Some of the artworks are themed around movement. Siva in Motion invites audiences to move with a ballet of traditional hand gestures and viewers are asked to question Michael Parakowhai’s shiny, larger-than-life security guard as something imposing or playful.

Other artworks in the collection invite a different view of the world, asking audiences to embrace insights into the lives of others and ask what is your world view.

Gympie Regional Gallery is situated at 39 Nash Street, just up the hill from the Coles complex with opening hours 10am – 4pm. Phone 54810733 for any further details.