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Gatakers Artspace Current Exhibitions
Rolf was born in Leipzig, Germany, and from an early age he was interested in painting, sketching and drawing things around him. In 1965, he migrated to Australia and for the next 34 years had no time to pursue his beloved hobby of painting. In 1999, he moved to Hervey Bay and began to paint once more.
Rolf’s interest in Fraser Island and the foreshore of Hervey Bay soon became the focus for his paintings. In his short painting career, he has sold many artworks, some travelling overseas to England, Germany, Switzerland, Austria and New Zealand.
“Captured Moments is a collection of artworks about landscapes, places of interest and abstracts. The concept of these artworks is challenging and at the same time innovative. Observation is so important and capturing the subtleties in tones, movements and play of light makes these paintings so interesting. A tactile connection and a strong linear approach shapes my interpretation of my landscapes and other subjects of the exhibition. I like to capture nature in a flash which makes a painting fresh and real.” Rolf Sieber
“After studying and experimenting with all art mediums over the years, I now tend to use mainly mixed media. I believe the textures involved add another dimension to the work. At times my use of colour and pattern and line is very painterly and may be heightened and exaggerated for effect and emphasis. The artists I have studied and been drawn to include Monet, Matisse, Gauguin and Picasso and their influence is probably apparent in my artworks.
In recent years I have been involved in numerous group and some solo exhibitions locally and throughout Queensland. I have been fortunate to win a number of art prizes in competitions as well. The most recent and significant of these was first prize for the Coral Coast Anaesthesia Award at Bundaberg Arts Festival 2010.
As I continue my arts practice, I endeavour to expand my techniques and style to hopefully bring some enjoyment to all who view my paintings.” Kaye Higginson
Featuring artworks inspired by Megabats, Microbats and other Batty Creatures, this display celebrates the International Year of the Bat.
The installation of life-sized bat models recreates the atmosphere of a flight of bats. Members of the public have also been invited to make their own batty artwork.
Mr Cater said the display raised awareness of the Fraser Coast’s flying fox colonies, which included species of megabats from the Order Megachrioptera (meaning big hand wings) and species of microbats from the Order Microchiroptera (little hand wings).
Find out all about this popular two-wheeled hobby at this informative display celebrating Bike Week 2012.
Bicycle Queensland’s annual Bike Week kicks into gear in Brisbane on Saturday, 10 March, with a nine-day, city-wide celebration of cycling.
Across the state, events such as the Celebrating Bike Week display will be pedalling the message, ‘More cycling, More often’.
The display demonstrates the numerous fitness, financial and fun benefits of the pursuit and encourages people of all ages to get into the saddle.
For more information visit www.bikeweek.bq.org.au.