Local artist is bringing his ‘experimental’ exhibition to the Gympie Regional Gallery


Talented Gympie artist Willy Webster is bringing his self-titled exhibition to the Gympie Regional Gallery from Friday, 11 November to Saturday, 24 December 2022.

Willy’s art is a celebration of colour and abstraction and by experimenting with different media for several years, he has emerged as a truly gifted painter. 

Willy, who has Down Syndrome, has been perfecting his craft by previously completing a TAFE Visual Arts course and more recently, a mentorship program with Sandra Ross, who is one of the Gympie Region’s most experienced and celebrated artists.

After working with Sandra for over two years, Willy has taken the leap to exhibit his artwork to the public for the first time. 

“Willy loves art and he especially loves to paint. He immerses himself in the act of applying paint and chooses colours based on how he is feeling” she said.

As part of Disability Action Week, Willy will be taking over a section of the Gallery as an Artist-in-Residence on Saturday, 26 November and Friday 2, December from 10.30am to 12.30pm.

Join the official opening event at the Gympie Regional Gallery on Saturday, 12 November at 11am. 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.

Artwork credit: In the Kitchen, 2022, acrylic on board.

Willy webster in the kitchen acrylic on board 2022