Les Raveneau with a work called Serpent on display at the Hervey Bay Regional Gallery.
Les Raveneau with a work called Serpent on display at the Hervey Bay Regional Gallery. Alistair Brightman

3D indigenous art exhibition a brush with future

INNOVATIVE local artists are putting a futuristic spin on traditional aboriginal art techniques.

Dot paintings by artist Les Raveneau take on a different dimension with 3D glasses.

The works will showcase a fusion of traditional and contemporary artwork at the Hervey Bay Regional Gallery.

"I like sticking to the old way with colours and techniques… my art is just basic," local indigenous artist Les Raveneau said.

"My paintings are just flat on a flat canvas.

"When you put the glasses on it becomes 3D. It's the way of the future."

The 3D viewing builds on traditional aboriginal art that uses a dot technique because it's so effective as you look at it, Raveneau said.

Raveneau said he drew inspiration from fellow artist Jackson Martin.

Martin dabbles in the fusion of aboriginal and 3D art, to bring his own artwork to life.

"We try and share our ideas and our paintings," Raveneau said.

"Like a lot of aboriginal artists, we work together."

Raveneau's 3D aboriginal artwork will be on display as part of the Unity exhibition at the Hervey Bay Regional Gallery.

The Unity public artwork exhibition opens officially on Friday, March 28, from 6pm.

The show will continue until May 4.



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