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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 www.gympie.qld.gov.au/gallery or call 5481 0733.


Mayor's Column - Wednesday, 12th February 2020 Mayor's Column - Wednesday, 12th February 2020

The old saying that ‘a week is a long time in politics’ was particularly true again at the federal level this week. Those issues aside, the Gympie region, like all others across the state, is gearing up for our local elections.  

These elections give the wider community the opportunity and democratic right to select the candidate that they wish to have a leadership role in the management of their community for the next four years.  

I would urge all residents to do their research on all candidates and get to know who they will be casting their vote for as the election date of 28 March fast approaches.  
I would also urge residents to heed another old saying; ‘actions speak louder than words’.  

Representing your constituents and the wider community as a duly elected councillor, in my opinion, is one of the greatest honours that could be bestowed upon an individual, however it is certainly not a popularity contest and nor should it be.  

Difficult decisions need to be made which will draw the ire of some while benefitting the majority.  You will be subjected to much more scrutiny and gossip than your family and friends will ever be.  
You will be required to adhere to stringent laws, policies and procedures which you may not have been required to previously.  But on the upside, you will represent your community and have a say and a role in delivering community services, projects and infrastructure for the benefit of the wider community and the region.  
Current councillors, over this term of council, should be proud of their contributions.  

I wish each and every resident who nominates to lead this community at the forth coming elections, all the very best. 

Mayor Mick Curran 

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