Provincial Spirit Apron Project, Opening Thursday 7th June, 2007, 5.30pm at Eats restaurant in Eumundi.
Maroochy Mayor Joe Natoli will open the Provincial Spirit Apron exhibition, which is designed to connect communities and cultures locally and globally.
The concept was supported by Maroochy RADF in 2003, toured the world and grew as each host nation added their own "aprons". Now, for the first time the project will be exhibited in Maroochy Shire.
During 2002 -04, Australian Artist, Sue Lee, participated in exhibitions and art festivals throughout South Korea where she met Korean artist Sonia S. Hahn. A productive friendship ensued. They committed to undertake a joint project to build bridges between their cultures. Thus, the Provincial Spirit Apron Project, an empathetic arts and cultural exchange, was conceived. 'Tying the strings between nations' is the motto says Sue Lee.
Bright, colourful and meaningful, the Provincial Spirit Apron Exhibition is a spectacular range of "aprons" made from materials as diverse as corrugated iron, plastic spoons and hand dyed felt. Designed and executed by various artists from the participating countries and toured from South Korea to Australia and Canada.
It is now back in Australia and will be exhibited at Eats restaurant in Eumundi from the 8th June to the 21st June as part of the Eumundi Food Fest (Sunday June 17).
"The provincial spirit Apron Exhibition is a beautiful idea; an exhibition that was born to travel and built on the principle that a simple utilitarian object that we recognise suddenly becomes a vehicle to transmit subtle and powerful messages about cultural practice and individual experiences", says exhibiting Artist and Executive Director of Access Art, Queensland, Ross Barber
Corrie Wright, an Australian multi disciplinary artist, based in Maleny, is just one contributor to this unusual and interesting exhibition of works and will speak at the opening about the history and origin of the collection.
Curated by local artists Karen Wockner and Wendy Birrell, a number of local artists have been invited to create their own 'apron' for the exhibition, which will be added to the existing collection and tour to its next destination.
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Provincial Spirit Apron Exhibition
Eats Restaurant at Eumundi
Friday 8 June to Thursday 21 June
Provincial Spirit Apron Project - connecting communities and cultures locally and globally
'... built on the principle that a simple utilitarian object that we recognise... (believe we know so well)... suddenly becomes a vehicle to transmit subtle and powerful messages about cultural practise and individual experiences'.
Ross Barber exhibitor
The provincial spirit Apron Project has journeyed to Korea, Australia and Canada. Now back in Australia it will be exhibited at Eats as part of the Eumundi Food Fest (Sun. June 17)
Opening Night - at Eats Restaurant
Thursday 7 June from 5.30pm
Official Opening 6pm
Maroochy Springs Wine will be available by the glass
Eats Restaurant is licensed - open after the opening for dinner