5 August, 2023
U3A members vast display of artistic talents on show
ARTISTIC talents of U3A Atherton Tablelands members are on show at the group’s annual exhibition in Atherton.
In a first, the U3A Atherton Tablelands Arty Crafters and Happy Snappers Exhibition has extended beyond showcasing photographs.
This year there’s a mixed range of mediums on show with members sharing their photos, painting, drawings, crochet, embroidery and needlework, quilting and writing by Wordweavers Group.
U3A Atherton Tablelands exhibition coordinator Judith Barnett said it was previously just an exhibition for their “happy snappers” but they were excited to include a variety of creators.
“We have opened it up to everyone else and it will continue that way,” Ms Barnett said.
The exhibition includes works presented from members aged in their 70s and 80s, with some surprising pieces on show.
“These are the people who do it at home and don’t get the chance to put it on show. I was amazed at what these people do.”
Ms Barnett said one member who created exquisite animal portraits with pastels had her work on show, while there’s clever photographers and needlework art to view.
The U3A Atherton Tablelands Arty Crafters and Happy Snappers Exhibition is on show at Atherton Library during open hours until September 30.
For more information visit www.u3anet.org.au