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2019 Exhibiting Artists

ARTIST IN FOCUS – OWEN HUTCHISON

Owen Hutchison established Steephill Studio at Maleny following a career as a teacher of English and Humanities. In 2009 he moved back to Sandgate and established Bayside Gallery.

Owen’s formal art education began at Banyo SHS with teacher Miss Watts in 1958/59. She taught colour theory, elements of design, art history, poster colour painting and linocut printmaking. Somehow a lot of it stuck with Owen.

Nearing retirement Owen took an art class or two. It was here he revisited printmaking and took it up as a hobby/pastime moving on to consider it as a more serious endeavour.

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ARTISTS IN RESIDENCE

RACHAEL CURRY

Rachael is an award-winning Noosa artist whose artworks range from alluring soft pastel landscapes to coloured pencil, expressive and sweet animal artworks. She enjoys the fine detail of pencil and the range of tones that watercolour can bring forth in both botanic and animal artworks.

Having worked with animals for many years, her animal artworks focus on anatomical strengths as well emotive personality. Rachael has a stall at the Eumundi markets where she can be seen creating her artworks Wednesdays and Saturdays. She also enjoys giving lessons at the local primary school.

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PETER ROWE

Sunshine Coast local Peter Rowe is an artist and self-published children’s book author with a difference. Peter has Down Syndrome and is limited verbally, relying upon a system called Facilitated Communication (FC) to share his voice. This however is where the limitations end. Peter’s art, which he has been creating for the past 27 years, is a revelation and celebration of his life and work, allowing him a medium to express his feelings and revealing his natural flair with colour. The evolution of Peter’s art over the years is symbolic of his transition out of darkness, confusion and fear, with his more recent works, mostly abstract, capturing the colour and light of his new-found enjoyment of life. For Peter, art not only has had the power to heal and transform, art and colour are his voice and an extension of who he is.

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Our list of 2019 Exhibiting Artists

2019 EXHIBITING ARTISTS