ARTIST OF THE MONTH
Born in England, Diane Carter spent 50 years in Rhodesia / Zimbabwe before coming to Australia in 2007.
She came to Bribie Island in August 2015. However, it took her over a year to pluck up courage to enrol in an art class, thinking she wouldn’t be good enough.
She has dabbled with art throughout her life and is largely self-taught.
In January 2017 Diane joined U3A, enrolling in various classes from pencil drawing and acrylic painting to mixed media. Towards the end of 2019 Diane moved to the Arts Centre.
Enjoying ‘playing with art’, Diane teaches beginners in a ‘Slap and Giggle’ class there, which starts with a glass of bubbles to loosen creative juices!!! She is also part of the Creative Arts Working Together Group.
Diane is experimenting with different media. She works mainly in acrylics and mixed media and has started using oils, all of which she enjoys. She is trying to develop her own unique style but hasn’t yet quite discovered what it is!!!.
WHO ARE THE ARTISTS OF THE MONTH ?
The Artist of the Month, whose works are displayed on a feature wall of the Centre Gift Shop, can be from near or far. Many are local Bribie artists who have shone in their medium or are taking an opportunity to display a new one. Some artists are from surrounding areas, and others come from further afield to have their work seen and admired by a new audience
The Artist of the Month is not only a talking point at the Centre, it also showcases works and practices to stimulate and inspire artists and visitors alike.
If you would like to inquire about being Artist of the Month, please contact Di Hampson at the Centre on 3408 9288.
You can download the application form.
MONTHLY MORNING TEA
Morning tea is held here on the SECOND Friday of the month, at 10.30am, at which the Artist of the Month speaks about his or her work. This event also serves as a welcome to new members and a chance for other members and friends to meet and mingle.