Garry Duncan to launch Artspace
MARYBOROUGH has scored an international art coup to launch its $1.5 million Gatakers Artspace precinct next month.
And councillor Anne Nioa, who organised the feat in getting sought-after South Australian-based artist Garry Duncan to officially open Artspace on March 26, can’t keep the smile off her face.
“We are super excited about this,” Ms Nioa said yesterday.
“Garry’s works hang and sit around the world, his murals are on bridges, he has a carpet at Darwin airport, a sculpture in the Brindabella business park in Canberra.
“His only other exhibition this year will be in Colorado in July-August and we will have him here in March with originals, limited and special editions.”
Mr Duncan’s representative, Mark Woodberry, said the artist would also hold a master class in Maryborough in May.
“He is very much into direct connection with the public and even his master classes cater for beginners.
“But the one in May will only be able to take 11 people.”
The works coming to Maryborough will be priced from about $200 for a special edition print to $70,000 for an original.
The master class will cost around $700.
Mr Woodberry said Mr Duncan would also be in touch with local schools to organise students’ visits to the exhibition and give them the opportunity to meet him over the two days he is here.
“It is stunning that Maryborough can attract such a world-class artist, allowing the people of this community to embrace something they would normally only get in major cities,” Ms Nioa said.