Art Gallery hive departs

Published: 27 May 2016

Art Gallery hive departs

Join Logan Art Gallery’s Creative-in-Residence Sandra Conte, artists and creatives tomorrow to farewell the stingless native bees and their hive.

Ms Conte’s project Creative communing with stingless native bees comes to an end and so the bees, which have occupied the gallery’s courtyard during April and May, also depart.

She said there had been some amazing results from the residency.

“The project has allowed me to engage lead artists to undertake art workshops around awareness raising and creative responses to the bees.

“This exercise has been rewarding and enlightening for artists and participants alike in term of their artistic practice.”

The full results of the entire project will not be known for a few months.

Ms Conte has been working with Hive Haven’s designer hives on a creative resource kit, which will be aligned to school curriculum, to accompany the introduction of hives into schools and cultural spaces.

Inspired by the quality of artworks produced by artists, teachers and students during the residency, Ms Conte hopes to curate an exhibition using these works for Logan Art Gallery.

Council’s Sport and Community Services Committee Chairperson, Councillor Steve Swenson, said it had been wonderful to witness the Creative-in-Residence program.

“This program is supported by the Regional Arts Development Fund, a partnership between the Queensland Government and Logan City Council, to support local arts and culture,” Cr Swenson said.

“This innovative display has created a great deal of interest in the gallery.”

Members of the public are invited to farewell the bees from 10.30am tomorrow in the Logan Art Gallery courtyard where Ms Conte, along with bee ambassadors, artists, volunteers and project participants, will celebrate the success of the project.

Entry to the gallery, on the corner of Wembley Rd and Jacaranda Ave, Logan Central is free.

For more information contact the Logan Art Gallery on 3412 5519 or visit www.logan.qld.gov.au/artgallery