Textile artists from Mission Beach to Hinchinbrook showcase their work

Opening night attendees mill around while a local artist chats to Councillor Donna Marvelli.

Local artists from Mission Beach to Hinchinbook came together for a combined exhibition called Threads, at the TYTO Art Gallery, Ingham. The exhibition was opened on Friday, September 3, by local Artist and organiser of the exhibition, Sally Moroney of Mission Arts, after being welcomed by Gallery Manager Alex Frank and Hinchinbrook Councillor Donna Marvelli. Other councillors were also in attendance.

In the opening speeches, Moroney made the excellent point that fibre and textile artists often get overlooked as not being art, which is “silly when you look around.” The artworks displayed had a fine degree of craftsmanship and artistry, which really drove the point home. As she emphasised, this kind of art is “just as much art as classical art forms.” Councillor Marbelli agreed, saying the “display is top notch.”

Local artists on display mostly belonged to Wet Tropics art collectives such as Mission Arts, Cassowary Coast Yarners, and Ingham Art Action. Many of the works displayed are for sale.

The Threads exhibition is going to be on display for the next three weeks at TYTO Art Gallery in Ingham, open from 10am – 4pm every day (except Public Holidays). You can find more information by calling 07 4776 4725 or by sending an email to gallery@hinchinbrook.qld.gov.au.

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