Elemental forces

Blue Knob artist Robin Moore believes when you give a group of artists a collective theme to work with, it encourages each individual to push their boundaries, often producing a flood of new ideas and experimental art as each artist explores their own personal response.

Robin is part of an informal group of artists who meet regularly at the Blue Knob Hall Gallery and Caf, where they share ideas, discuss their art and generally inspire one another.

The theme of the current exhibition, Celebrating the Elements, was dreamed up almost 12 months ago and since then 19 local artists have responded with more than 50 artworks.

Some have interpreted the theme as the literal elements of earth, fire, wind and water while others have interpreted it as elements of life, such as plants or other things that are essential to our existence, said Robin. As an artist Im always challenged when asked to visually interpret a theme. It always produces some very interesting art.

The exhibition features felt wall hangings, mixed media installations, digital prints on canvas, clay sculptures, oil and acrylic paintings, and even a wool and chiffon waterfall.

Celebrating the Elements is on show at the Blue Knob Hall Gallery and Caf until November 19.

The gallery is open every Wednesday to Sunday from 10am-4pm and is located around 7km north of Nimbin on the Blue Knob Road. For more information phone 6689 7449.

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