A smiling and friendly crowd of friends, families and history and museum lovers gathered for the opening of ‘Now and Then’ at Gympie Regional Gallery last night. Each of the artists has approached their interaction with the museums from a different perspective, making a show that is interesting and diverse, and which offers an insight into the many ways historical objects and collections can be the stimulus for art works. In the next few weeks the blog will feature each of the artist’s work and their approach to the exhibition.
Rhonda Rettke’s whimsical felt hats (and her felted outfit) were a hit with the crowd and there was a line-up to experience Shawn Jarvey’s video and sound installation.
As usual the staff and volunteers at Gympie Regional Gallery did an excellent job on the bar and provided some exceptional nibbles.