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Bloomin’ Creative showcases local arts scene

14 September 2016

Attendees at the 2014 Bloomin' Creative Showcase get into the spirit of the exhibition by taking part in the Wearable Art Competition.

Attendees at the 2014 Bloomin’ Creative Showcase get into the spirit of the exhibition by taking part in the Wearable Art Competition.

Featuring a variety of stunning creations, the Bloomin’ Creative Showcase will officially open at 6pm on Friday 23 September at the Tara Memorial Hall, shining the spotlight on the diverse talents of Tara and our region’s established and up-and-coming artists, with well-known Australian landscape painter Carol McCormack featuring as this year’s Showcase Artist.

  • The biennial Bloomin’ Creative Showcase provides an opportunity for local artists to display their works and network with their peers all while enabling the community to meet and learn from our region’s working artists;
  • Attendees at the official opening of the exhibition at the Tara Memorial Hall on Friday 23 September will be treated to a wine and cheese reception, entertained by local musicians, and are encouraged to take part in the Wearable Art Competition;
  • Tickets to the official opening of Bloomin’ Creative are $10 per person, and can be purchased on the night at the door with funds raised going to LifeFlight;
  • The Bloomin’ Creative Showcase will run from Saturday 24 to Wednesday 28 September, for more information phone 1300 COUNCIL.

Western Downs Regional Council Spokesperson for Community and Cultural Development Councillor Kaye Maguire said the exhibition is a great opportunity for local artists to share their knowledge and display their talents to visitors and our local communities.

“We have some exceptionally talented artists in our region who have contributed some truly wonderful pieces to this exhibition,” she said.

“The opening night on Friday 23 September is a great chance for our community to come together and show their appreciation of our local artists and view the diverse range of arts and crafts on display.

Kimberley Rose at Bell Gorge by Carol McCormack.

Kimberley Rose at Bell Gorge by Carol McCormack.

“We’re also very excited to have Australian landscape painter Carol McCormack as our Showcase Feature Artist. I’m sure visitors to the exhibition will feel a sense of familiarity and also at home with many of her vibrant paintings of the Australian outback and bush landscape.”

Cr Maguire said guests to the Bloomin’ Creative official opening will also get the chance to show off their creative side.

“A Wearable Art Fashion Parade will also be happening on the night and we’re inviting everyone to get into the spirit of the exhibition by taking part in our Wearable Art Competition,” she said.

“You can also take the opportunity to enhance your creativity and learn new skills throughout the exhibition, as many of our local artists will be showcasing their skills by holding demonstrations and workshops for the community to attend.”

The exhibition will be open daily at the Tara Memorial Hall from Saturday 24 to Wednesday 28 September from 10am to 4pm, closing at 1pm on Wednesday.

For more information and to RSVP your attendance to the official opening of Bloomin’ Creative please contact Council’s Community Development Team on 1300 COUNCIL or email info@wdrc.qld.gov.au.

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Media Contact:
Cr Kaye Maguire | Spokesperson for Community and Cultural Development | 0475 007 555