Weaving, wellbeing, and wonderful women

Gorge by Michael Augustine.

The Cooroy Butter Factory Arts Centre will exhibit nine local artists in three separate exhibitions and another eight artists from the Wide Bay Burnett area in a First Nations weaving exhibition from 26 July to 25 August.

Michael Augustine’s solo show explores the remote landscapes of the northwest Queensland outback.

His works come from the desire to sense ancient time in the land.

The other two local shows take a more experimental approach.

Artists Julia Vail, Margie Gibson and Victoria Bradbury highlight process and improvisation in a group of 2D works on paper and canvas and 3D works using ceramic, fibre and mixed media.

Mayor Frank Wilkie will open an exhibition by artists Lynne Saunders, Judy Barass, Barb Hart and Elizabeth Farrell, who focus their work on print making, artist book making, paper and paper making, incorporating new technologies and pushing traditional boundaries.

The Threads of Unity exhibition is drawn from a four-day retreat in the mountains on the border of Kabbi Kabbi and Wakka Wakka territories which centred on weaving, wellbeing, and wonderful women.

It is presented by the First Nations organisation Stepping Black.

Threads of Unity exhibition opening event Friday 26 July, 6-8pm.

All other exhibitions officially open on Saturday 27 July, 3-5pm.