Newspaper article News Mail Bundaberg Qld.

Art Exhibition's Kitschy Twist

Newspaper article News Mail Bundaberg Qld.

Art Exhibition's Kitschy Twist

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COMING UP

Today: Andrew Jonathan Lorenz Recital Co 3Co5pm at the Moncrieff Theatre.

Tomorrow: Footprints workshops with Sue Berry at the Botanic Gardens. FREE

Monday: Celebration of Music in Education at the Moncrieff Theatre. FREE.

October 9: Come & Try art days, Gin Gin Courthouse Gallery, 9amConoon. FREE.

October 12: Artist talk by June at the Bundaberg Regional Art Gallery from 10amCo11am. FREE.

October 12-14: Sydney Travelling Film Festival. Opening Friday night. Tickets available from the Moncrieff Theatre. October 13: Gin Gin Has Talent. From 8.30amCo4.30pm at the Gin Gin Streetscape and RSL Hall.

October 13-14: Bundaberg Municipal Band Regional Tour.

October 14-21: 7 Artists in 7 Days at Electra Court, Electra St, from 8.30amCo4.30pm daily. FREE.

October 3Co31: In My eyes, Childers Art Space.

Every Sunday in October: Write In, with Bundaberg Writers' Club, Windmill Cafe, 11amCo3pm. FREE

TROLL dolls, fluffy dice and the nodding dogs so often seen on car dashboards Co these are the items we love to hate but can evoke even the simplest childhood memories, according to Bundaberg artist Marlies Oakley.

And it is these items which have inspired Mrs Oakley's Visions of an I-con-o-clast exhibition, which begins at the School of Arts Building from Monday as part of the Crush Festival celebrations.

C[pounds sterling]It was a project I started in my last year at National Art School in Sydney,C[yen] Mrs Oakley said.

She said the idea behind the exhibition came to her when she snapped a photo in a small Catholic village in Germany, where she originally hails from.

C[pounds sterling]There was this small religious statue of a Madonna, which was surrounded by garden gnomes, which prompted me to think, what was more important, the religious icon or the kitsch garden gnome,C[yen] she said. …

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