BLUE MYSTIQUE:- Lake McKenzie Fraser Island, by landscape artist James Hall, is just one of the many paintings exhibiting at the Fraser Coast Regional Gallery until October 29.
BLUE MYSTIQUE:- Lake McKenzie Fraser Island, by landscape artist James Hall, is just one of the many paintings exhibiting at the Fraser Coast Regional Gallery until October 29.

What's on: Wide Bay

ART EXHIBITION - 'LOOKING INTO THE BLUE'

THE exhibition, Looking into the Blue is a continuation of artworks of the varied landscapes of the Fraser Coast, Fraser Island and surrounding areas.

A mosaic of wet and dry heathland sand swamps, open eucalypt forest and pockets of subtropical rainforest.

Our world heritage-listed Fraser Island, offers true diversity of stunning white beaches, coloured sands and diverse vegetation. Rainbow beaches, Bargara, 1770 and our own Hervey Bay beaches, harbour, pier and surrounding islands also offer inspiration for painting. Sharing these artworks enables people to see themselves in my paintings, reflecting their own stories and memories. People's lives are essentially very similar, they move forward making different tracks but our feelings and emotions can be the same.

Landscape artist, James Hall hopes to inspire others and to reflect on their own memories and take the time to appreciate the surrounds that we all share. The exhibition is on show now until October 29 at the Fraser Coast Regional Gallery, 166 Old Maryborough Rd, Hervey Bay. Phone 1300 794 929 for more information.

TOOWOOMBA CARNIVAL OF FLOWERS

AMONG a host of organised events, you can choose to indulge in local organic food and wine, experience local culture with live music, tour the exhibiting gardens or appreciating classic cars. Each activity is set to enliven the event and add enjoyment for visitors time in the "Garden City”. Arguably the highlight of the carnival is the Grand Central Floral Parade with the awe-inspiring floats and displays. But the carnival also includes an awesome program of family-friendly entertainment with everything from amazing parades to kids' rides, live entertainment, kids' activities, celebrity chef dinners and much more held in multiple sites in Toowoomba.

On from September 21-30. To find out more about the 2018 Toowoomba Carnival of Flowers, including the full program of events, go to tcof.com.au.


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