Exhibitions Combine Elegance, Humour and Style for Art Lovers

The Chronicle (Toowoomba, Australia), June 6, 2009 | Go to article overview

Exhibitions Combine Elegance, Humour and Style for Art Lovers


THE form and finish of artwork may reflect the artist's training, skill, and command of the medium or it may have a happy immediacy that captures a serendipitous moment.

Either way, it can become a vehicle for visual pleasure that enriches the experience of the viewer.

Potters Club Gallery

The Darling Downs Potters Club Gallery on West Street (open Wednesday - Saturday 10am-3pm) is presenting an exhibition with the cheeky title Menage A Trois.

In effect it refers to three areas of exploration, ceramics, etching, and knitting in work by Christian James and Mary Reilly.

The ubiquitous teapot has been teased by James into a non functional sculptural form that has become something of a decorative trophy paying homage to the ritual of the sacred cup of tea.

For the golf enthusiast there is the Tea-ing Off pot complete with tiny golf balls.

Royal Tea boasts a pair of princely ears, while Tea Rex is positively prehistoric.

These, and the other fanciful creations, are accompanied by jaunty and thematic tea cosies, really a series of soft sculptures, knitted to perfection by Mary Reilly.

Completing the "threesome" in each group is a small etching by Christian James that also alludes to the individual themes.

This exhibition is light-hearted and fun.

Sculptures on show

The atrium of the Toowoomba Regional Art Gallery is well suited to the elegant exhibition Myth to Modern, a selection of bronze sculptures on tour from the Queensland Art Gallery. …

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