A TINANA gallery is giving talented sculptors a chance to display their work for free in a new exhibition opening on April 24.

Alpha 31 gallery owners and sisters Monica and Inge Bayer want to give artists from the region an opportunity to showcase their work without hurting their back pockets.

"It can be so hard for artists from areas like ours, especially sculptors," Inge said.

"Galleries are closing left, right and center, and sculptors need certain types of space to make their art look as good as possible."

Most of the artists are from Maryborough, but some have brought their work from as far away as Tannum Sands and Bundaberg.

Tinana sculptor Meredith Cox is one of the artists whose work will be on display.

Ms Cox, who has been delving in art for 15 years, works with limestone, and her inspiration comes from her love of owls.

It will be her first exhibition on the Fraser Coast.

"I'm really looking forward to seeing locals coming to look at my work," she said.



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