Published on 1 February 2012
3 February 2012
A stunning exhibition of paper art inspired by a visit to Bali will be on display at the University of the Sunshine Coast Gallery until Saturday 3 March.
The exhibition is called Berbagi, which means “sharing” in Bahasa Indonesia. It is being presented by Papermakers of Queensland Inc and features works from Australian and international papermakers.
Berbagi was officially opened last night (Thursday 2 February) by Janet De Boer OAM, the Executive Director of The Australian Forum for Textile Arts Ltd (TAFTA) and editor of the Textile Fibre Forum Magazine.
USC Gallery Curator Dawn Oelrich said inspiration for the exhibition came after a group of Queensland artists visited Bali.
The group spent time with two Balinese paper artists, Naruse Kiyoshi from the Greenman Studio and Joseph Borde from Aliran Studio, and later invited both of them to join the group in presenting this exhibition.
Exhibition curator and exhibiting artist Diane Tait said anyone who has travelled to Bali will find that this exhibition renews their memories of their time on the magical island.
Berbagi is supported by the Queensland Government through Arts Queensland and the workshop program is made possible by a Regional Arts Development Fund grant, a Queensland Government and Arts Queensland partnership with Sunshine Coast Regional Council to support local arts and culture.
The USC Gallery is located at the University campus on Sippy Downs Drive, Sippy Downs. It is open free to the public from 10am to 4pm Monday to Saturday, but is closed Sundays and public holidays.
The 2012 University of the Sunshine Coast Gallery exhibition program is supported by The Proost De Deyne Family, owners of Big Kart Track Sunshine Coast.
— Terry Walsh