PORTRAIT: of the late John Spies to go alongside his memorial at the Wondai Regional Art Gallery July exhibition.
PORTRAIT: of the late John Spies to go alongside his memorial at the Wondai Regional Art Gallery July exhibition. Wondai Regional Art Gallery

Protect what is left: Memorial to feature in Wondai Gallery

WONDAI Regional Art Gallery will be filled to the brim with new art for their July exhibition, and will feature an artist memorial.

Gallery one will be filled by Peter Moss's exhibition Protect What is Left.

"Whether it is a tree, an insect, or a wild big cat, protection of life and habitat has to remain a priority for all to survive together,” said Mr Moss.

"Because, alone we never can make it!”

Gallery two will be turned into a John Spies Memorial for the late John Spies.

The John Spies Memorial will be the first exhibition of John's work in ten years. There will be wildlife pieces from private collections, some have not been seen in public for 25 years.

Large masterpieces of John's will be for sale, ranging in price of up to $115. There will also be limited edition prints and open edition prints for sale as well as letter cards. The originals of these will be on display as a part of the exhibition.

There will also be a three foot by four foot portrait of John Spies by portraitist Michael Felix.

Gallery three will showcase Collective by artist Louise Eves.

"The exhibition is called Collective and is reflective of my love to capture an image whether it be the lights or shadows within the image,” Ms Eves said.

"Or the colours, expression or the feeling of the subject that grabs my attention, regardless of its scenery, a portrait or something quirky.”

All four exhibitions will be open to the public from July 1 onwards, until July 27.

Opening night will be Friday July 1, and will begin at 6pm.

Entry is $5 an will include supper and punch.

Crane winery will also be selling wine, and there will be some surprise live entertainment.

The Wondai Regional Art Gallery will be open seven days a week, from 10am until 4pm, and entry is free.