Spirit of the Wild


Spirit of the Wild

Maggie Brockie and Helena South

Gala Opening 10th March 6pm

Exhibiton Open 14th March - 8th April


 Maggie Brockie and Helena South have joined forced to bring to us an exhibition of our favourite animals in sculpture and pastels. Maggie has a real knack of capturing the essense of these animals in her sculptures made from clay and bush wood.

About Maggie Brockie – Sculptor

Born in Tasmanian.

 I moved to the Sunshine State in 1977. Living on the Granite Belt still allows me to experience the four seasons, while enjoying the warmth of the Queensland sun.  

Having raised a family, and in my mid forties, I discovered the joy of working with clay in 1994.

Encouraged by family and friends I turned professional after a successful solo exhibition at Bungawarra Winery in 1998.

While basically self taught I have attended workshops with well-known International and National tutors.  In June 2007 I attended a 10day study tour and sculpture workshop in Italy organized and tutored by, Australian Sculptor, Janna Pameijer.

Influence greatly by my bush surroundings and inspired by the birds and ‘roos who visit my garden, I create realistic sculptures which capture the character and vulnerability of our ever diminishing wildlife.  With a focus on common through to endangered species I wish to convey a message of concern, yet hope for the natural environment.

My greatest challenge is to try to capture the life force of my subjects in the clay sculptures.

The majority of works are bisque fired in a gas kiln before being airbrushed using under glaze colours and then re-fired to1140C.

I conduct workshops in my bush studio and tutor away with community groups. I endeavor to keep my work exclusive to the Granite Belt, and exhibit locally with a permanent display at Bungawarra Winery, Ballandean. Studio visits are by appointment. Works are held in many overseas countries.

Helena is a pastelist from Inverell and brings such softness and detail to her artworks which make them a pleasure to view.

 Helena South”s work will be well known to Glen Innes and Inverell art lovers as she has taken part in many exhibitions in both locations. For a number of years she attended the Glen Innes TAFE visual arts courses and honed her skills. She was a recent winner at the Glen Innes Show with one of her artworks.

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Glen Innes Tafe Student Exhibition

Again this December we have the privilege of viewing the Glen Innes Tafe Art Students work that they have worked so hard on all year. With art pieces in all mediums and styles it is sure to please.

This exhibition runs from the 11-17th Dec with the Gala Opening on Fri 10th Dec at 7.30pm.

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