Art With Heart 2011
In conjunction with Joolie Gibbs and her team at the Gympie Regional Gallery, Art with Heart, has become an integral part of The Heart of Gold International Film Festival – Gympie.
Consisting of artworks donated by renowned and local artists, Art with Heart is a consistent draw card, with local businesses and private collectors looking forward to the opportunity to acquire artworks. This is the major fundraiser for the Festival and will be drawn on the Awards Night, March 19, 2011. Tickets are $20 each and are limited to 500 tickets. Purchasers will be able to buy a ticket and record their order of preference for each of the artworks – should their ticket be drawn. As tickets are drawn, winners will be allotted their highest preferred artwork; depending on pieces remaining at that time. So no matter if you are drawn first or last you may still win the piece of Art that you prefer…it’s all in the luck of the draw.
|Peter Harris Ceramic 25cm high 40cm x 40cm
This piece is inspired by the wood carvings I saw during my sojourn through West Africa. The piece was reshaped after throwing on the potters wheel, then carved and stamped while still malleable. It has been fired to just over 1,000 degrees C.
|Justine Newport Oil on Stretched Canvas. 60cm x40cm, 2011
The Heart of Gold Festival has proved that people are attracted to affection, love and kindness as a haven from the cult of fear and violence that has found its way into main stream film. So what better subject than an abstract of a flower with a reminder of the festival at its heart.
|Robin Hine Evening on the Sunshine Coast, Oil Painting. 90cm x 90cm
I was inspired by the contrast formed by the tessellated rock and the round boulders on this coastline near Mooloolaba. Nature again gives us such a spectacle.
|Valerie Willy The Joy of Chooks, Ceramic
Feeling tired and out of sorts? You need a chook. Watch her flit from worm to leaf and back, busy and happy, crooning to herself, connected to the Earth. Soon you’ll feel the connection too, and notice that you’re smiling.
|Richard Newport Heart Stool. Wood
I enjoy the challenge of designing unique and innovative objects on a one off bases. The heart stool speaks of comfort and love the central theme of Gympie’s Heart of Gold film Festival.
|Phil Willy Tango Dancers
Laminated Western Red Cedar and a base of Australian Red Cedar.
900H x 1000 x 400mm
I have represented the two humans in very stylized curving forms, interlocked together, lost in the rapture and romance of the Tango.
|Wendy Boraso Art with Heart Silver Necklace
From the links to the pendants, this necklace is totally handcrafted from sterling silver. Forged, dimpled and polished the three elements that hang from this necklace represent “Life with Love”. The circle, represents your family circle, or perhaps your circle of friends. Those you love and those you hold dear. The heart with the open window, represents to have an open heart, to give and receive love, to be open minded and perhaps not judge someone or something too quickly. The spoon represents “I wish you enough”. How often in life we wish for more than we really need. You can’t over fill a spoon and hold onto the extra contents, so what fills the spoon is really all we need.
|Kevin Oxley Flower Study, Oils on Terylene Card, 34cm x 23cm excluding frame.
The painting uses flowers as the subject as metaphor. The numerous colours of flowers are to attract pollinating insects to perpetuate the species. Nature’s act of creation through this process fascinates us with the endless range of beauty in all living things.
Whether the magnificence of a sunset, or the wonder in the smallest, simplest living things surrounding us. It is all there to enrich our lives if we stop to smell the flowers.
|Dennis Granshaw Brake Bird, Metal Sculpture
Dennis Granshaw, a local Dairy Farmer, has been making unique and individually tailored mail boxes for neighbour and friends for a number of years. He recently added to his creations animal sculptures using metal salvage from old farm machinery on his family farm.
Despite the interest he receives, none of his artwork has ever been sold nor will he make to order. The pieces he creates reflect something individual about their intended owner and he enjoys creating the pieces as a surprise to others.
|Ian Gunn This Glorious Landscape, oil on canvas, 125cm x 94cm framed
My main artistic focus is painting the Australian landscape using multi point perspective. This enables me and the viewer to take their eye for a journey through the multiple landscapes depicted in each painting. The layered colours are not exaggerated. Australian light changes red rocks to deep blues and green paddocks to yellows and beyond. I am interested in depicting and exploring the rhythm of the landscape that I move through each day but not from a static single point perspective.
The Heart of Gold International Film festival wishes to thank all the artists who have donated their time, skill and passion to provide these unique pieces of work.