Caboolture artists showcase their craft in unique display

A unique art exhibition will be opened officially by Greg Chippendale, Deputy Mayor of Moreton Bay Regional Council, in Burpengary on Wednesday 20th July (10am) featuring paintings, sculptures and other works of art which have been created by Endeavour Foundation clients.

The exhibition is being hosted by the Artisans Guild of Caboolture and Districts and much of the artwork on display is from people with a disability who live in Endeavour Foundation Accommodation or attend Endeavour Foundation’s Learning & Lifestyle Services in the Caboolture region.

Some of the artists have created their work during art lessons while others have worked on theirs as a hobby or during activity sessions at their Learning & Lifestyle service.

Marie Browning, who is the Secretary of the Guild and has been supportive of the Endeavour Foundation service-users for many years, has been teaching the Endeavour Foundation artists and finds it rewarding.

“This has been a wonderful experience and I have enjoyed working with the people from Endeavour Foundation,” she said.

“It is amazing what they can come up with when given the opportunity to paint and the tools to paint with.”

The Artisans Guild has supported Endeavour Foundation’s services in the Caboolture region for years, providing a Christmas party and presents for the clients at the Learning & Lifestyle Service, and this continues even with its gallery moving from King Street in Caboolture to the new site at the corner of Old Bay Road and Maitland Road in Burpengary.

The Guild’s artwork will be displayed alongside that of the Endeavour Foundation artists with the exhibition running from Monday 18th July to Saturday 30th July, and it all grew from an idea about how to display the work of Robert Lord who is one of Endeavour Foundation’s Resident artists.

Robert spends a great deal of time creating art – “I like painting, it’s good” he said - and Marie Browning was asked about the possibility of showing Robert’s work along with others from the Caboolture region. The Guild agreed and the rest is art history.

Note: Endeavour Foundation provides a variety of services throughout the Sunshine Coast region including accommodation, in-home support, respite, employment and vocational training, and learning and lifestyle options. It is celebrating its 60th anniversary.

Official opening: Wednesday 20th July 10am, morning tea provided. General public can attend. Contact Colleen Springfield on 0438 723065

Gallery hours: Mon – Fri 10am – 3pm, Saturday 9am – 1pm.

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