Cooroy abuzz with art lovers

MP Sandy Bolton, Coordinator Alicia Sharples, Artists Carol Watkins and Pam Miller.

 Cooroy is usually quite sleepy on a Saturday afternoon but with the opening of 4 new exhibitions at Cooroy Butter Factory Arts Centre the town was buzzing. Over 250 people arrived to hear Sandy Bolton open the 4 diverse shows representing 11 different women. From a humanitarian artist telling stories of refugees to a giant ballerina swan highlighting the group of textile artists from Caloundra.

The gallery is full with textile art, Mount Everest climbing beetles, animated projections, alternative fired ceramics and abstract & portrait paintings.The exhibition will coincide with International Women’s Week and to celebrate we are hosting an artists morning tea, on 12th March from 10:30am, with artist floor talks and a Q & A with humanitarian artist Lorissa Manners.

The Kaya Sulc residency Studio has been transformed into a scene from Margaret Olly’s living room and their upcoming journaling masterclass on 14th March called Unfolding will likely sell out.

Butter Factory Coordinator Alicia Sharples says it was a delight to curate and open an exhibition with such a diverse group of women and their unique practices.

The exhibition continues until 24th March.