As a fledgeling emerging artist in the early 2000’s, I exhibited at the amazing and now legendary Doggett Street Studio. Scott and his crew created a rentable space in a beautiful old building in Newstead that provided an opening, a way in, and an experience of showing our work to a huge audience. The opening… Continue reading Robert Brownhall | Basil + Chippy
I suspect, over the years that I’ve lived in this region (Bundaberg/Wide Bay/Central Queensland), that I’ve stood in the same arts function as Gina Davey and not known who she was! And I will have been standing in front of one of her works … wanting to know. Gina, we gotta meet! 😀 Gina is… Continue reading Gina Davey | 5 memories
Sometimes, someone comes along at just the right moment, and drops a line into a conversation that fizzes and pops in your memory for months or years to come. This happens to all of us at least once or if we’re lucky, or listening, many times in our lives. And this was my experience of… Continue reading Henri van Noordenburg | Jake + Lola
Not everyone has a Studio Dog. And this has led to some pretty funny chats with artists where I confuse them seven times over, before making myself as clear as mud. (I hope they were funny for the artists too.) In essence, what are the living, breathing things that keep us connected? This isn’t just… Continue reading Helen Richards | The sheep!
Robyn Sweaney is a painter from the northern NSW town of Mullumbimby. Her works are gentle and intimate portraits of our classically Australian ‘suburban faces’. Robyn’s new work is exhibiting right now at Arthouse Gallery in Sydney – click here to read their beautiful description of Robyn’s work and view the exhibition Hidden in Plain… Continue reading Robyn Sweaney | Athena from next door
One of the highlights of this project, for me, has been approaching artists whose work I’ve admired for years. And one of the aims was to bring those works together in a way that’s accessible to more than the regular art-lover. I was reading recently about revisiting a ‘beginners’ approach to looking at art. What… Continue reading Nicole Jakins | Flash + Doc
One of the Covid Conversations that emerged early in the mixed media soup was the importance of the arts during lockdown—the music, the podcasts, the books, the on line everything we escaped into—as artists and designers watched their prospects and incomes race quickly away from them like a retreating tsunami wave. If you’re moving a… Continue reading Marcus Bree | Phantom + Louie + Zorro
Within about 60 seconds of meeting Jo Williams you are swept into her warm and gentle, funny and raw vortex of energy and you don’t really want to come out! Don’t panic though, this intuitive creative human has already clocked how wild you’d like the ride to be. Most often my response to Jo’s work… Continue reading Jo Williams | Rabbit + Tassie + Charlie
Have you considered a road trip to Bundaberg to see the FOUND! Studio Dog! Exhibition & Art Trail this year? With restrictions easing in Queensland, and satellite exhibition venues in Brisbane, Maryborough and Hervey Bay to visit, September is a gorgeous time of year to #holidayherethisyear ! Roadmap to Recovery Road Trip – GO !… Continue reading Mela Cooke | Layla + Binks
There is one geographic high point in Bundaberg, an ancient volcanic remnant rising to only 96m above sea level. I know, it’s not precipitous 😀 Yet, from there, you can look out across the vast patchwork of crops that fill our important food bowl, and out to the beautiful ocean where the southern end of… Continue reading Jay Feather | Jack + Bear
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