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20 April, 2022

Artists combine to create new “Spirit of Place” exhibition

A DIVERSE group of artists living and working in and around Yungaburra have collaborated to host an special exhibition which opened this week.


“Roaming on Roseblade” by Maryke Dobe is on display at the exhibition.

The exhibition by the Yungaburra Village Artists has a theme of “Spirit of Place”, with artists showcasing their unique responses to the local landscapes and perspectives on village life. 

It opened on 20 April at the Old Post Office Gallery on Herberton Road, Atherton and will remain in place until 4 June. Artwork mediums include painting, textiles, jewellery, printmaking and ceramics. 

Spokeswoman Mary Mackenzie said it was all about why a particular location makes someone stop and devote their lives to that area. 

She wrote a piece to explain the focus on Spirit of Place: 

“The first time I viewed Yungaburra from the top of the range I gasped... really! 

“What a sight; a fairy tale village nestled in green hills under a blue sky. 

“For me, the spirit of this place resides in the trees, lakes, animals, native flowers, insects, fresh mountain air – and good coffee. 

“A strong sense of community envelops and welcomes newcomers – and artists fi nd inspiration everywhere.” 

The Spirit of Place Exhibition reveals the personal essence of what this means to the diverse group of 2D and 3D artists, including Sue Bartlett, Marjorie Beattie, Sandra Burchill, Lorraine Cross, Maryke Dobe, Chris Earl, Alison Faigniez, Bek Honeyman, Marina Hooper, Virginia Hurst, Marimac, Justene Mackenzie and Sharon Weller. 

The Old Post Office Gallery is open Tuesdays to Saturdays from 10am-2pm.

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