Hervey Bay artist and teacher Henry Breikers will be developing a unique art project/exhibition at Gatakers Artspace in Maryborough during June.
Hervey Bay artist and teacher Henry Breikers will be developing a unique art project/exhibition at Gatakers Artspace in Maryborough during June. Contributed

Artist abandons comfort zone as he thinks outside the box

"UNCONVENTIONAL" is how artist and co-ordinator of visual arts at Wide Bay Institute of TAFE, Henry Breikers describes his upcoming exhibition.

As part of the showing, he plans to boldly go where few artists have before been, painting and sketching in front of a live audience.

"It's not an exhibition of finished works on a range of topics; what people are able to see is a continued exploration of a particular topic, which in this case is the Mt Walsh region near Biggenden," Mr Breikers said.

"I'll be working in the artspace on a number of days throughout June and people will be able to come and see what's being developed as part of that process."

He said he had explored the Mt Walsh region in paintings and sketches previously but is hoping his latest unconventional approach will inspire him to new and exciting creations.

Mr Breikers said that, as part of the exhibit, audiences would be offered a chance to make comments in a journal.

Visitors to Gatakers Artspace in Maryborough can see the artist in action on June 4, 7, 11, 14, 16 and 18.



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