Exhibition, Artist Talk & Workshop

Tableland Regional Gallery is proud to present the A Common Thread exhibition, artist talk and craft workshop.

‘A Common Thread is a collaboration between three Kuranda artists — Toni Rogers, Marcelle Dieben and Shiree Burnside,’ said Councillor Peter Hodge.

‘Each artist has a diverse background, but they have all been influenced by their grandmothers’ creative legacy and share passions for weaving, sewing, sculpting, and using recycled and natural materials.

‘A Common Thread is on display between Tuesday 15 November and Saturday 21 January, and entry is free.

‘Join us at the exhibition opening at the gallery at 1–3pm Saturday 19 November,’ said Councillor Hodge.

Artist Toni Rogers believes the exhibition shows there is an invisible thread that connects those who are destined to meet, regardless of time, place and circumstance.

‘The diversity of our artwork also serves as a testament to the importance of recycled materials as an artistic genre.

‘Artworks include paper, fabrics, threads, fibre, stone and our environment’s flotsam and jetsam.

‘The physical richness of the environment provides the raw materials and inspiration for many of the artworks,’ Ms Rogers said.

As part of the exhibition, Toni Rogers and Marcelle Dieben will present an artist talk and craft workshop.

The free artist talk is at 10.30am Thursday 24 November at the Tableland Regional Gallery and bookings aren’t required.

The ‘Stitch Meditations — Breaking The Rules’ workshop will be an introduction to creating art pieces with cloth, paper, natural fibres, found objects and traditional hand stitching.

It will be held at 10am–1pm Saturday 10 December at the Tableland Regional Gallery.

Cost is $65 per adult, including materials, and places are limited so book by Saturday 10 December.

The artist talk and workshop are funded by The Regional Arts Development Fund, which is a partnership between the Queensland Government and Mareeba Shire Council to support local arts and culture in regional Queensland.

Garden Guardian by Shiree Burnside.