Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Cooktown Local News - This Week Heather Willcox

Local artist, Heather Willcox took up a brush and started painting five years ago. Before this she was used to pottery but when she branched out into painting she discovered a relaxing pastime. Trying the mediums of acrylic, pastel and oils she started producing representational works that many admire. She is pleased if the works sell and is happy to pass on and share her interest at weekly painting get togethers at her home on Wednesday between 2 and 4pm. If anyone would like to join the Wednesday Art Group phone Heather on 40695691. Heather is a member of the Cooktown School of Art Society and the Cooktown Creative Arts Association and volunteers her time to assist both organisations. You can meet Heather at the Old Railway Building Arts and Craft Shop on Tuesdays. These photos of Heathers art works speak for themselves!

Saturday, March 13, 2010

32nd Annual Art Exhibition 2010

Cooktown School of Art Society 
32nd Annual Art Exhibition 2010 
Opening Night and Awards Presentations
Saturday 5th June at Elizabeth Guzsely Gallery

Completed entry form in by Tuesday 11th May 2010 at 5pm

Exhibition Sunday 6th June to Monday 14th June 2010

WHERE: Elizabeth Guzsely Gallery 125 Charlotte Street Cooktown

  • Judged Art Award Categories in eleven sections
  • Elizabeth Guzsely Memorial Award for Best In Show
  • Over $5,000 in prizes
  • Exhibition opening night Saturday 5th June 2010
  • Art Judge Paul Brinkman Director Cairns Regional Art Gallery
Cooktown School of Art Society
Ph 07 4069 5322 (office not always manned)
  • Cooktown Library
  • Elizabeth Guzsely Gallery (not always open)
  • Cooktown Art Website - download and print - click link above
Please read the conditions of entry re sizes, presentation, transport and limit of liability.


Thursday, March 04, 2010

Home Grown Talent Turning Heads

Cooktown Local News
Art Buzz Column
Wednesday 3rd February 2009

In May 2009 the new Hopevale Arts and Cultural Centre Nganthanun Bamawi Bayan Gallery opened.  The same year three Hope Vale artists, Evelyn McGreen, Joyce Jacko and Phylomena Naylor, graduated from Tropical North Qld TAFE having completing a Cert 4 in Arts.     Evelyn is working towards a Diploma in Visual Arts.

Evelyn McGreen is a Guguu Yimithirr woman of the Thupi Warra clan. She is the daughter of Roy and May Dick, who were moved away from Hope Vale mission by American forces as a precaution during World War II. Born in Woorabinda, Queensland n 1942, her family moved back to Hope Vale in the early 1950s. Evelyn is an accomplished basket weaver and has practiced and taught traditional arts and crafts her whole life.

Recently her art caught the national attention of collectors and curators resulting in an exhibition titled Wawu Bajin - Spirit Baskets at Fireworks Gallery in Newstead Brisbane 4 March to 10 April 2010.

The hand coloured lino cut prints produced in collaboration with Theo Tremblay and Paloma Ramos at Canopy Art-space Cairns and the Hopevale Arts and Cultural Centre show eight woven basket designs.

Manager of Hopevale Arts and Cultural Centre, Troy Dennis, says that these art works were first launched at the Cairns Indigenous Art Fair in August 2009.

The print folio was purchased by Parliment House Canberra for their permanent collection and by Queensland Premier Anna Bligh and Indigenous Affairs Minister Jenny Macklin and can be viewed and purchased at the Hope Vale Arts and Cultural Centre

Evelyn is now working at Canopy Arts-space with master printer Theo Tremblay on a suite of etchings to go into the 2010 Cairns Indigenous Art Fair.

Any arty news?
Contact Faye's Mobile 0434356362 or email
Also check on line at Website or Blog
Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...