Visit the Old Witta School on the Easter weekend and you’ll see the work of five local artists in an exhibition entitled Paper 2

Visit the Old Witta School on the Easter weekend and you’ll see the work of five local artists in an exhibition entitled Paper 2

Five very different Hinterland artists have come together in a fascinating exhibition of works on or with paper, to be held at the Old Witta School on Easter Saturday and Sunday (March 31 and April 1).

‘Paper 2’ is the second incarnation of artists Peter Hudson, Donald Greenfield and Atto Zarzura, joined this year by Corrie Wright and David Bongiorno. The narrative running through these works continues the tradition of uncompromising artistry established in the inaugural ‘Paper’ in 2013.

Peter Hudson is a contemporary Australian portrait and landscape artist whose work is in the National Portrait Gallery, Queensland Parliament House and several regional council art collections.

He won the Sunshine Coast Art Prize (SCAP) in 2009 and has exhibited extensively over the course of a career spanning decades.  “All my paintings and drawings (including the work in this exhibition) have their roots in the natural world and ask ‘who are we?’ and ‘where are we?’”

During a knockout career spanning 40 years Donald Greenfield’s off-beat graphics have featured in various publications including Rolling Stone, The Bulletin and Nation Review. Greenfield is represented in the State Library of Queensland collection of classic Australian cartoons, and the Australian Cartoon Museum, Melbourne.

Penguin Books Australia and University of Queensland Press have published collections of his work.  ‘Paper 2’ sees Greenfield working in collage, “A decorated page has long been my favourite turf, this series is a pivotal development in my use of paper.”

Atto Zarzura has created a new collection of mythological entities that challenge our perceptions of reality and imagination.  His paper sculptures are truly unique and his vision uncompromising. This latest offering will delight, bamboozle and fascinate the viewer.

Corrie Wright is a prolific transdisciplinary artist who is passionate about visual communication. She won Sculpture on the Edge in 2015. Crossing the boundaries of any medium needed to communicate her concepts, ‘Paper 2’ sees Corrie presenting an artist book with a difference.

David Bongiorno is known for his figurative and botanical artworks. ‘Paper 2’ sees David playing with form in a new series of works based on myths and strangely beautiful final visions. His latest ethereal creations explore the possibilities inherent in all life forms.

‘Paper 2’ can be viewed from 12pm to 5pm both days at The Old Witta School, 316 Witta Rd, Maleny.

Enquiries to: oldwittaschool@gmail.com