Art event brings much-needed food for the soul
WHILE in isolation Coast artists have been hard at it creating all things ceramic, painted, drawn and sewn to showcase in an upcoming art event to celebrate the lifting of restrictions.
Sunshine Coast Art Group will soon stage their annual art exhibition and market designed to provide much needed food for the soul, appropriately named “Soup n Soul”.
After months of making in isolation, the studio will open its doors and invite the community to see the results of the artists’ creative endeavours.
“Even a month ago it is hard to believe that the event would be going ahead,” group member Karin said.
The art group’s studio involves artists of many genres including painters, fashion sewers and potters.
“Our potters make soup bowls both by hand and on the wheel, they are then fired, decorated, glazed and fired again,” Karin said.
“The result of all this work is that at our event the public an select a unique soup bowl for as little as $10 and fill it with a choice of soups.
“The best part is that they get to keep the bowl.”
The artworks on sale cover the full spectrum from oil paintings to aprons and everything in between.
“Getting back together, enjoying the fun of an art market and appreciating the beauty and individuality of handmade items crafted by artisans is the ‘feel good fix’ and celebration everyone can benefit from after such a challenging time,” Karin said.
There will be live music from the Sunshine Coast Art Group band, Live Junction, art demonstration and speeches.
The event is on July 11, from 9am until 3pm at 1 William Parker Place, Buderim.
Entry is free, EFTPOS is available and everyone is welcome.
SCAG is a creative space with groups involved in pottery, painting, arts, life drawing, sewing plus several bands.
“It’s a friendly meeting place where we have regular self-help groups plus classes and workshops.”