A passionate affair

The Blue Knob Hall Gallery & Cafs final exhibition for 2006 is entitled Consuming Passions, giving the 17 artists involved a fairly broad scope to work with.

The result is a fascinating feast of art that delves into the heart of each artist, giving the viewer an insight into what makes them tick and what feeds and inspires their creativity.

Rikki Fishers passion for photography and wildlife is evident in her giant photographs on canvas of Nimbin scenes and birdlife, while Chistopher Macartney-Filgates giant wooden mousetrap, with a $50 note as bait, is a powerful meditation on greed.

For Blue Knob artist Robin Moore, rediscovering her eyesight after having her cataracts removed has been life changing. Her large seascape of iridescent blues entitled Quiet Passions is a celebration of her newfound sight and the healing colour of blue.

There are many other interesting concepts explored, from our need to be passionate about water and its conservation to the desire, and in some cases obsession, of women who crave to look like models in magazine.

Consuming Passions opens tomorrow (Friday, December 1) with a special vegetarian Asian dinner on offer. It costs $10 and bookings are essential on 6689 7449.

If you cant make the opening, the Blue Knob Hall Gallery & Caf is a great place to visit anytime during the school holidays its a stunning drive through the forest and theres yummy food and art to enjoy once you get there.

Consuming Passions is on show until January 21, 2007. The gallery is open from Wednesday to Sunday from 10am-4pm and is located around 7km north of Nimbin on the Blue Knob Road.

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