Where: Caloundra Regional Art Gallery, 22 Omrah Ave, Caloundra
When: Friday, June 16, 6.30pm
Gallery showcases multiculturalism at its best
The Caloundra Regional Art Gallery is hosting a celebration of the nation's - and this community's - cultural diversity, with three exciting new exhibitions that opened this week.
Caloundra City Mayor Don Aldous said My Memories, Our Stories featured a collection of works by artists, celebrating and exploring our cultural diversity.
"This exhibition - which is three art displays in one - opened to the public this week, but the official launch next week will be really something special," Cr Aldous said.
"President of the Brisbane Multicultural Art Centre, Alice Orozco, will do the opening honours, while the musicians and dancers of Tango Paradiso will entertain guests with a colourful Argentinean tango."
The exhibitions featured include Through Argentina's Eyes, Through the Looking Glass and Once Were Backpackers.
Through Argentina's Eyes is a selection of still-life, landscape and portrait paintings by Nery and the late Roberto Oliveri, celebrating Argentinean heritage.
Through the Looking Glass features the work of Malaysian-born artist Sasi Victoire who investigates the concept of the gaze and the role of women in different cultural settings using a variety of media.
And Once Were Backpackers is a collection of mementos from the lives of local photographers, from their birth place to their new home in Australia.
The exhibition runs until Sunday, July 2. The Caloundra Regional Art Gallery is open from Wednesday to Sunday, 10am to 4pm.