Under Pressure – Yvonne Moloney-Law at Cooroy Butter Factory

gawula-cycle-of-creation (courtesy of the artist)
gawula-cycle-of-creation (courtesy of the artist)

Under Pressure – Significance in Surface, Yvonne Moloney-Law opens tonight (Jan13) at 6 pm at the Butter Factory Arts Centre, 11A Maple Street, Cooroy.
The exhibition is a pictorial journey of experimental mark making that exploits media and surfaces that form the contemporary printmaking practice of Yvonne Moloney-Law.
Mixed media works and large scale intaglio prints reference the geography of Capricornia, the Tarkine and Arthur River regions of Tasmania as well as the water catchment areas of the Glasshouse Mountains of the Sunshine Coast. Each resembles a cartographic map superimposed with layers of meaning influenced by the traditional custodians and scientific research associated with each landscape.

Yvonne Maloney Law is from Yeppoon with long farming history in the region dating back to the mid-1860s. She completed a Dip VA in 2004, majoring in Painting & Printmaking and is a member of the Capricornia Printmakers. She has an impressive list of awards and exhibitions under her belt, including selection in the Burnie Print Prize and the Noosa Art Award both in 2014.

A true experimental printmaker, Yvonne’s art work takes the rivers, water catchments, mountains and estuaries and depicts the landscape as poetic images by entwining materials, medium and topics to produce images that are unique to her signature. Her studio is located on the original family land overlooking the Volcanic Trachyte Plugs of Capricornia at Bondoola.
yvonne-moloney-law-under-pressure-4resizeExhibition dates: Friday 13 January until Wednesday 19 February 2017
The Butter Factory is open 10am – 4pm weekdays, 10am – 3pm weekends (closed Mondays) and entry is free.

Contact Butter Factory Arts Centre: ph. 5442 6665; email: bfac@iinet.net.au website: http://www.butterfactoryartscentre.com.au



Nothing But The Print – Pine Rivers


Fiona Dempster, Saffron Drew, Jo St. Baker, Judy Barrass, Tory Richards, Susan Bowers, Stephanie McLennan and Catherine Money combine their considerable talents in this small exhibition to mark the  successful  completion (almost) of a year of events to celebrate PCA’s 50th birthday. The group has been the organising force behind the Regional Marks exhibition and other printmakers events in SE Qld. throughout the year. Collaboration and cooperation has been to the fore, so this small collaborative exhibition is a great way to celebrate.

The exhibition will be up all of November in the window gallery space at Pine Rivers Regional Gallery. The gallery is open Monday to Saturday 10-4.00, but of course the window can be viewed anytime night or day, so if you’re in the vicinity stop and have a look.

From top left: Susan Bowers, Judy Barrass, Tory Richards, Judy Barrass


Maryborough Printmakers Exhibition Now Open

IMPRESSED 2 – prints by Fraser Coast printmakers now showing at Gatakers ArtSpace, 311 Kent Street, Maryborough Qld 4650. This is a beautiful show, with a variety of techniques. PrintSpace is 3 years old now, and the Maryborough Printmakers group is going strong. As the name suggests, this is their second collective exhibition. There are some images of the works on Maryborough Printmakers Facebook site.

Children’s Holiday Printmaking Workshops – Maroochy Botanic Gardens

kids1The children’s printmaking workshops held over the School Holidays with Christine Elcoate and Victoria Atkins were a great success. Younger children printed with leaves and pressed found objects and plants into plastocene to create plates, while the older age group tried their hand at collographs with plant material from the gardens.

Prints from the workshops will be on show at the Arts and Ecology Centre.

Exhibition dates: 15 March until 10 April.

Hours open: 10am – 2pm

Exhibition opening event: To be Advised

Exhibition Title: Art Reflecting The Environment – Children’s Printmaking
Through curiosity, creativity and discovery children explored the depth and diversity of flora and fauna in the Maroochy Regional Bushland Botanic Garden through the art of printmaking.


Arts & Ecology Centre

Maroochy Regional Bushland Botanic Garden

Main Creek Road

Tanawha, QLD 4556