Artist Ben Johansen with one of his artworks.
Artist Ben Johansen with one of his artworks. Contributed

New exhibitions coming to Gataker's Artspace in M'boro

THE ever-changing tidal waters of the Great Sandy Strait inspired the work of Tin Can Bay artist Jolian Solomon.

Her latest artwork, Water Forms, is a multimedia installation that will be shown at Gatakers Artspace's newest exhibition.

"The tidal waters create constantly changing and mesmerising forms which have been filmed during different seasons and weather conditions," she said.

Water Forms by Jolian Solomon.
Water Forms by Jolian Solomon. Contributed

"This work is also about bringing to people's notice the beautiful area we live in," Ms Solomon said.

Maryborough-raised Ben Johansen is another artist showing at Gatakers from Friday.

The 29-year-old artist will showcase his colourful abstract paintings from his One at a Time collection.

He focuses on microcosms and humanities relationship with the smaller details that often go unnoticed.

"I like abstract, where you don't know exactly what you're looking at and you have to think about it," he said.

Friday night in Maryborough will see Ms Solomon and Mr Johansen join forces with other local artists for the exhibition's opening.

Senior arts and cultural officer at the Fraser Coast Regional Council, Susan Rogers, said the opening would also include work from Rosie Johansen, George Kirk, Kaye Doecke and Glen Wilson.

Admission will be free, with a cash bar, refreshments and finger food available.

The exhibition opens at 6pm on Friday and runs until the end of February.

All about art

  • Some of Kaye Doecke's work relates to the use of recycled teabags to create artists' books, hanging and sculpture.
  • Glen Wilson's installation features unseen images and film footage from the Maryborough premiere of Saving Mr Banks.
  • Rosie Johansen says her bird illustrations are inspired by finding the joy in everyday life.
  • George Kirk's work includes 28 small happenings in oil on canvas and a group of prints.