Startist Art Exhibition

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  • Location: Doonan, Doonan 4562 Queensland



An enthusiastic and talented group of 22 artists are providing a feast of fine art at the fabulous Noosa Valley restaurant, Alfresco, on Saturday, December 6 and Sunday, December 7.


The end-of-year Startist Art Exhibition will cover a startling array of fresh paintings and sculptural works by both professional and emerging Sunshine Coast artists who have spent this year painting together at Noosaville.


Noosa Shire Councillor Lew Brennan will perform the official opening at 3 pm, Saturday and everyone is welcome. The outdoor show and sale of art will be open to the public from 9 am to 5 pm Saturday and 9 am to 4 pm Sunday.


The artists, who come from a wide variety of backgrounds and range in age from 17 to 70 years, ensure there will be works on show with broad appeal: the playful innovations of Lara Stone; the monumental essence of Helen Bruce; the spacious simplicity of Jan Ward; the dynamic abstractions of Michael Thomas;  the mysterious surrealism of Joel Hughes;


the photo-realism and ingenuity of Fiona Groom and Noo Dye; social commentaries of Malcolm Elder  and Bill Rough; the grunge elements of Amos Duggan; the anarchic explorations of Gene Ogg;


the luscious paint of Stephanie Schmidt; the joie de vivre of  Anne Andrews; the nourishing symbolism of Lynden Thomas; the ancient evocations of Delys Weatherell; the spirit-soothing textures of Lynn Joubert ;  the colourful vibrancy of Ani Downes;


the utopian vision of Trina Stanway; the rural themes of June McCotter; the African motifs of Faith Davenport; the diverse styles of Joan Collins; and the dazzling patterned layers by Des Neilson.

Watch for these names in the future.


Alfresco is at 777 Eumundi-Noosa Road, Doonan, with plenty of off-street parking and a delicious menu. This feast of talent by our local artists could prove to be a valuable investment.


Any enquiries welcome. Telephone Fiona on 5446-8123 or June on 5476-3237.



For interview or picture opportunities prior to the event, phone Fiona 5446 8123 or June 5476 3237.  Digital photographs of artists and work can be provided on request; phone Malcolm Elder, 5479 0774


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Doonan, Doonan

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