Art acts as a reminder that nature can nurture

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“Autumn Witch (with dachshund)” by Jane Ahlquist.

AFTER a ferocious summer, a new art show at the Queanbeyan Hive, so owners Helen and Simon Ferguson say, “reminds us that nature can provide nurture as well as torture”.

The Queanbeyan Hive is a privately-owned community cultural hub set in a restored yellow heritage cottage in downtown Queanbeyan.

It serves as an art gallery, gift shop, meeting and function centre, with live music, workshop and performance spaces and on January 9 a packed-out bushfire appeal concert of poetry and music raised over $8,000 to support WIRES wildlife rescue.

“Angels and Waratahs” will feature paintings by Majors Creek artist Jane Ahlquist and pieces by Queanbeyan ceramicist Galia Shy. 

Ahlquist was educated in drama and philosophy at Flinders University and worked as a performing artist and theatre director before abandoning her theatre practice to concentrate on painting.

Her works tell of “the healing magic of bush witches and angels” and the more familiar enchantments of landscape. 

Galia Shy is well known in the Canberra region for her works in stained glass but in this show she exhibits her pottery skills in strong pieces, appropriately using clay and ash.

“Angels and Waratahs” at The Queanbeyan Hive, 274 Crawford Street, Queanbeyan, March 14-29, 10am-4pm Thursday to Sunday and 10am-9pm on Fridays. 

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