Atrium Gallery Open Day - Artists Demonstrating
Atrium Gallery 10:00am - 3:00pm
Art, General Interest, Hobbies, Social, Special Interest
5 Main St Buderim
(parking off Churh St)
Buderim, Queensland, 4556
Take a drive to picturesque Buderim and visit the Atrium Gallery Open Day on Saturday 24th May 10am – 3pm. Treat yourself to morning or afternoon tea in the garden after chatting with the Artists and Artisans as they create and demonstrate their talents. The Atrium Gallery has artists of wide and varied mediums and a beautiful range of fine art and artisan craft work, there is something for everyone. Open Days will be held on the 4th Saturday of every month. The Atrium is open 7 days 10am – 4pm.
May featured Artists:
Pat Reid: Pats patchwork journey began when a friend who had learned quilting in the United States first taught her the art of recreating colourful, traditional Amish quilts and other designs by hand sewing many little pieces of cloth. One of her first large quilts, was exhibited in the Sydney Town Hall and another in Sydney Opera House in 1982 and it won second prize at The Sydney Royal Easter Show in 1983.
After 20 years Pat decided to quilt her pieces on a machine. In 2013 Pat designed a quilt called ‘Beyond Art Deco Glass’, inspired by a timber and glass bedroom screen in an Art Deco museum in Paris, manufactured in 1920 by two master glassmakers of the period and it was chosen to be hung at the 2013 Yokohama International Quilt Festival in Japan. Pat says “It was the only quilt chosen from Australia, quite an honour”. After 30 years of cutting, piecing and sewing my love of patchwork has only grown stronger.
Sue Needham: Sue was born in Sydney and educated in Canberra, with a dream/goal of a career in art. However, Sue worked in drawing offices, which paid the bills for many years. Upon retirement, along came the opportunity to pick up paint brushes and realise that long held dream! James Fearnley was instrumental in Sue forming a love of watercolour painting.
Sue a mixed media artist uses watercolours and oils as backgrounds. After a short break, Sue has recently recommenced creativity with a passion, creating colourful art with reference to past master painters. One large painting, called “I Did it My Way...Klimt meets Picasso” reflects Sue’s adaptation of earlier painter’s styles together in one work. Her mixed media work, which often includes gilding and ink has proven popular and is included in collections worldwide. While Sue was an active member of a local Art Gallery, many travelers selected Sue’s iconic Australian scenes to take home as reminders of holidays abroad.