Ignite your artistic side and take a gallery tour, the Menshed did
  • Friday 11 March 2016
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It’s never too late to discover your artistic side, and a gallery tour could be just the right way to start.

Whether you’re a budding artist, have an appreciation for art, or just want to learn more about art, gallery tours could provide you with a level of insight into the exhibitions that you may not otherwise get.  

Caloundra Regional Gallery regularly hosts group tours during exhibitions, which are free and guided by gallery staff and/or trained volunteers

Community Services Director Coralie Nichols said the gallery tours were a great way to expand artistic knowledge and understanding.

“By attending an organised gallery tour, you really can gain a much deeper understanding of the story behind the individual artworks, the artists and the collectors themselves,” she said.

“I encourage any group with an interest in art to contact the gallery and discuss the options for a tour.”

The Glasshouse Community Menshed Art Group recently took up the offer and is now discussing how they can hold an exhibition of their own.

The Art Group was established in January by coordinator Bob Carruthers and member Gerry Luhman, a retired industrial designer, and design and drawing teacher.

Mr Carruthers said the group drew inspiration from each other.

“All of us are retired and previously, whether due to work or family commitments, we didn’t have the opportunity to discover or explore our artistic potential,” he said.

“We thoroughly enjoyed our visit to the Caloundra Regional Gallery because it gave us the chance to broaden our individual art learnings and we’re planning to come back regularly.

“We learnt a heck of a lot, and we might even have an exhibition of our own in future.”

If you would like to arrange a free group tour, contact the gallery for more information.

Glasshouse Country Menshed Art Group meets Friday morning, 8.30am – 12.30pm, at 152 Peachester Road Beerwah, in the Country Care Complex. Visitors are welcome.

Image caption: Glasshouse Community Menshed Art Group members (l-r) Bob Carruthers, Mick O'Brien, Bob Kissell, Klaus Schiemann, Jim Harvey