Gallery Fires up with New Show

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Gallery Fires up with New Show

The Gladstone Regional Art Gallery & Museum is heating up this month with their latest exhibition Fireworks.

Exploring the art and emotions behind fire, something that regularly shapes the land and people of Australia, Fireworks: Tracing the Incendiary of Australian Art, displays drawings, paintings, photography, printmaking and sculpture by both historical and contemporary artists.

All of the works selected for the exhibition were either inspired by or created by fire and includes key Australian artists Tim Storrier, Arthur Streeton, Eugene Von Guerard, John Wolseley and Euan McLeod.

Exhibition curator, Gavin Wilson said the exhibition is an intriguing and stimulating investigation of an aspect of the Australian environment and landscape.

?One of the nation?s most intensely felt experiences, fire has largely shaped the character of the Australian story.?

?Its impact over time, on a diverse group of artists reflects our shared experiences with indigenous country, the bush and the ?big smoke?.?

Fireworks is an Artspace Mackay travelling exhibition supported by Visions of Australia. It will on display at the Gladstone Regional Art Gallery & Museum from Monday until 22 October. Admission is free.