Bronze sculptors Kerry Calson and Monika Bayer show off some of the group's new work.
Bronze sculptors Kerry Calson and Monika Bayer show off some of the group's new work. Megan Pope

Local artists shine with bronzes

BRIGHT bronze sculptures will go on show in art galleries across the Fraser Coast in the coming weeks, as part of a tour to display the locally made artworks.

 

The sculptures were created by artists from throughout the region during the first-ever bronze casting at the Alpha31 Art Gallery, and were taught by internationally renowned sculptor Vlase Nikoleski.

Artists created figures of all shapes and sizes as part of the class, with several pieces focusing on real life elements, animals and human life.

Tutor Vlase Nikoleski said the group had almost completed all of their bronze work, though they still had to add colour to their pieces.

"We have cast the pieces, and are currently working to colour them using different techniques," Mr Nikoleski said.

"After that we will be able to add a few final touches and put them on show."

Alpha31 Art Gallery owner Inge Bayer said the workshop was the first ever of its kind in the Fraser Coast, and had drawn a wide range of diverse artists.

"The artworks will go on show at the gallery here in Tinana, and then it will be displayed at Gatakers Artspace," Ms Bayer said.

"Hopefully after that we will be able to take it to Hervey Bay as well."

Visit alpha31artgallery.com.au for more information.



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