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'Perception' Art Exhibition

BY Redcliffe Art Society | 10-May-2017
'Perception' is a collection of artworks by Artists Afloat artists, collaborated in 2016 for the Hervey Bay Regional Gallery, addressing the theme 'Perception - looking and seeing are two different things'.
The latest exhibition to open at the Old Fire Station Gallery proves that a piece of art can have a different meaning for everyone who sees it. The ‘Perception—looking and seeing are two different things’ exhibition, put together by the Artists Afloat group, opens on Wednesday 17 May 2017 and will run until Sunday 11 June 2017.

Artists Afloat is a group of artists committed to evolving their art practice within an environment of like-minded people - they have members throughout Queensland and new members are welcome.

‘Perception’ is about looking past the surface of the artwork. "In every piece there's more to the story than what is on the surface," said Susie Lewis, Chairperson of Artists Afloat.

"Each artist took their own story and challenged the viewer to do more than just look at it, most have a hidden story; something to find and to be revealed - it becomes the viewer's story.

“The exhibition involves paintings, sculptures, and installations and each member of the group chose a passion topic to focus on for their work. We all have diverse interests; there's a group of us who chose to focus on femininity and how the feminine spirit has risen in times of adversity and how that evolved and changed.

"There are a couple who have worked around those themes and a couple who have been really interested in how humans are affecting nature." she said.

There are also stories of putting down roots into life at Redcliffe and making it home. The ‘Perception’ exhibition and also the official exhibition opening at 2.00pm on Saturday 20 May, is free to the public. All are welcome