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See the record–breaking Our Place, Our Space exhibition before it’s too late

12 May 2016

Spokesperson for Community and Cultural Development Councillor Kaye Maguire with Kylie Bourne and Kylie Drury at the Our Place, Our Space official opening

Spokesperson for Community and Cultural Development Councillor Kaye Maguire (right) with Kylie Bourne and Kylie Drury at the Our Place, Our Space official opening

After an outstanding official opening which saw a new record set for opening sales and attendance, residents and arts enthusiasts are being encouraged to get in quick to see the popular Our Place, Our Space exhibition by Miles-based artists Kylie Bourne and Kylie Drury at the John Mullins Memorial Art Gallery at Dogwood Crossing, Miles before it closes on Tuesday 31 May.

  • The opening night saw almost half the exhibition sold with a record 32 artworks bought by keen exhibition attendees, with over 250 residents and visitors passing through the John Mullins Memorial Art Gallery;
  • In Our Place, Our Space, Kylie Bourne has tried various techniques with her mosaic works, including using stained glass, millefiori, recycled materials, stones, clear tiles, and hand-painted tiles, to explore the flora and fauna of her garden and rural lifestyle;
  • Kylie Drury’s paintings use watercolour, acrylics, oils and collages, to showcase the floral life of her garden and characteristic lifestyle experiences;
  • The Curved Wall exhibition My Journey: Ability, Disability and Cancer by Toowoomba-based artist Linda Maurer, is about her personal journey with cancer, as told through poetry, paintings and sculpture. Sadly, Linda passed away from her cancer in June last year, and Dogwood Crossing, Miles is pleased that Linda’s family have upheld her wishes and so is humbled to be able to hold this exhibition in her memory.

Western Downs Regional Council Spokesperson for Community and Cultural Development Councillor Kaye Maguire said the outstanding attendance by the community at the official opening of Our Place, Our Space highlighted the support for, and importance of, cultural activities in our region.

“Council is pleased to be able to showcase the works and to support the development of our talented local artists. Kylie Bourne and Kylie Drury share a strong connection to the Miles District having exhibited their works at Dogwood Crossing, Miles and neighbouring regional galleries on many previous occasions,” she said.

Kylie Drury and Kylie Bourne working on pieces for their Our Place, Our Space exhibition

Kylie Drury and Kylie Bourne working on pieces for their Our Place, Our Space exhibition

Our Place, Our Space is the first joint exhibition between them, and visitors to the exhibition will be captivated by the colours and shared creativity between the artists, with each artwork demonstrating their appreciation for colour, detail and composition when examining what their home, gardens and rural lifestyles mean to them.

“The exhibition is a testament to the talent and diverse skills of the arts community in our region and I encourage you to take the time to see the many pieces on display at Dogwood Crossing, Miles.”

In support of the Curved Wall exhibition My Journey: Ability, Disability and Cancer, Dogwood Crossing, Miles will be hosting a morning tea at 10.30am on Wednesday 25 May to raise funds for cancer research.

For more information on the exhibitions, please visit www.dogwoodcrossing.com.

The John Mullins Memorial Art Gallery is proudly sponsored by Murilla Hardware Supplies.

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