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Stopping Time: Major exhibition now on show

Come on in to the Gympie Regional Gallery and check out their latest major exhibition titled Stopping Time: Material prints from 3000BCE to Now, on display now until 16 November.

Brisbane-based artist Ali Bezer said visitors can expect to see the diversity of processes and creative content expressible through printed media.

“They will be able to experience both historical and contemporary prints that have been juxtaposed together in non-chronological order within the gallery spaces.”

“While it is not unusual to compare artworks from different periods of time on computer screens, it is strange and rewarding to make such comparisons in the flesh by exploring the exhibition in the gallery. “

“For instance, visitors will have the chance to physically observe and compare ancient cylinder seals adjacent to contemporary 3D printed objects. “

“A major highlight for visitors will be the opportunity to encounter works of art that are normally not on display to the public (being from either gallery and private collections, or being rare light sensitive artefacts, or experiencing site specific installations).

I think that another highlight will be observing the diverse, experimental and unexpected use of materials that print-making artists have worked with.”

“This includes the use of new technologies such as 3D printing, or the use of unusual matrixes created from found objects. It is also apparent that artists experimented with an array of different surfaces other than conventional paper to create interesting visual effects and develop metaphoric substance through materials such as vinyl, plastic and foil,” she said.

This exhibition is being presented in partnership with Griffith University and Newcastle Art Gallery.

Entry to the Gympie Regional Gallery at 39 Nash Street is free, with opening hours from 10am to 4pm Tuesday to Saturday.

For more information, or to make bookings for workshops and themed activities, visit or call 5481 0733.

Mayor's Column - Wednesday, 20th November 2019 Mayor's Column - Wednesday, 20th November 2019

There is one thing that never surprises me and that is the strength and resilience of our community in times of natural disaster and crisis.  

This was highlighted again recently when we saw many in our community carry out their voluntary roles fighting fires in the Kandanga and Widgee/Kilkivan areas.  

These community members; dedicated Rural Fire Brigades, our State Emergency Service members, our urban firefighting personnel together with QPWS members worked long and arduous hours in bringing those fires under control. And we as a community must extend our thanks to them.  

As most of us saw via media reports from across both Qld and NSW, these people perform their roles in very trying circumstances and conditions which, in a heartbeat, can turn into very real life threatening situations. 

Thanks must also go to those behind the scenes who provided meals and refreshments when the front line personal where able to take a break from the tasks being performed.

As well as those employers who supported our community by giving our volunteers time off work to undertake those vital roles. 

From me personally and on behalf of Gympie Regional Council and the wider community, thank you. 

Having said this, we are by no means through the challenging weather conditions we are currently experiencing. 

I would ask the wider community to remain ‘aware but not alarmed’ to our present fire risks. 

Have your emergency plan prepared should you and your family need to act, and keep an eye out for your neighbours, especially if they may be elderly.    

Mayor Mick Curran 

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