New exhibitions at The Art Hub Cooroy

This will be Jacqueline Barry's first exhibition.

Resident artists Jacqueline Barry, Ron and Cathie Twaddle, and Carolan Ciot will be exhibiting at The Art Hub Cooroy from 22 October to 19 November.

Jacqueline Barry never had professional art tutoring or lessons, but she discovered her passion for painting less than 12 months ago after finding sketch pads, brushes and paint tubes left by her daughter.

She purchased new art supplies and started experimenting with different textures and techniques.

Jacqueline is inspired by her surroundings and the beautiful hinterland around Eumundi as well as superb beaches, lakes and rivers around the Sunshine Coast – all within easy driving distance.

This will be Jacqueline’s first exhibition.

Ron and Cathie Twaddle are wicker workers and for the last 40 years have run their business, And Woven Cane, in Brisbane, making and repairing classic cane furniture and traditional baskets and running workshops.

They closed their shop in Brisbane at the end of last year. Realising they were not going to have the workload here which they had in the city, Ron began to think about other ways to occupy himself.

So, about 18 months ago, after finding a piece of deadfall in the bush, he decided to make a basket, in which he had previously shown no interest.

Together, Ron and Cathie take pleasure in using traditional materials and methods to make contemporary baskets, experimenting with colour, texture and form – creating magnificent artistic unique wicker works of art.

Carolan Ciot began working with silver 30 years ago taking weekly classes in Wollongong NSW where she then lived.

She stopped working on her craft for a period of time when the rigors of life as a working mum took precedence.

She has always been interested in all aspects of design and she loves and appreciates beautiful things.

She is inspired by nature, colour and texture and working with silver and stones encompasses all of this.

She really enjoys the journey that creating each piece takes her on. What starts as one idea generally develops organically into something quite different which she finds really exciting and rewarding.

Each piece that Carolan creates is unique and is made from the nest quality silver and gemstones. Her style is bold, stylish, captivating and unique.

Visit The Art Hub Cooroy to view exceptional works of art from these accomplished artists.

Art lovers are encouraged to participate in the people’s art choice ballot to win one of the artist’s prizes. The ballot will be drawn at the end of the exhibition.

Visit The Art Hub Cooroy at 3/2 Emerald Street Cooroy. For more information call 5447 6155.