A trio of artists will showcase a variety of works at a joint exhibition at the Bribie Island Arts Centre from 1 December to 13 December 2020.


Colin Van Kruining was born in Holland and immigrated as a child to Australia in 1958.  At the age of 16, he worked with his uncle for two years - Wim Kortland (deceased) a well-known Victorian Artist, and under his guidance, developed a talent for painting.   Colin worked as a Painter and Decorator over 40 years ago in Melbourne. He continued his trade when he moved to Queensland and it was through this trade that he discovered a further use for Dulux paints. Over a number of years Colin has received numerous Champion and First Prize Awards at various regional Queensland Annual shows. He enjoys painting water and landscapes, native flora and fauna and has also captured intricate European holiday memories on canvas. 


 For the past 32 years Graham Davies has worked with glass, initially receiving training in lead lighting and successfully working in that medium until 2018. He also tutored “Lead lighting and Glass Creations” at the Bribie Island Art Centre. He is an accomplished local glass-artist who has trained in this medium at Canberra Powerhouse glass-works and the Kirra Gallery in Melbourne.  Graham has successfully exhibited prize winning works, selling, his work through the Gladstone Rio-Tinto Art Competition, the Mathew Flinders Art competition and other exhibitions and art galleries. as well as creating commissioned pieces on request.


Helen Macdonald has lived on Bribie for 18 years. Helen loves to paint scenes of Bribie and other places she visits. She enjoys using many different mediums with the latest being coloured pencils.

Helen has been involved in many exhibitions, mainly at the Bribie Island Community Arts Centre and she enjoys the challenge of being “hung on the wall”.