I was very fortunate last month to be able to attend the wonderful Flow and Ebb Exhibition being held at the Regional Arts House Gallery at Teneriffe.

This is Queensland’s award-winning artist Kym Barrett’s solo exhibition and it is an exciting mixture of colour, life, and vibrant paintings. These paintings depict the abstract imagery of landscape, water and the progression of time. According to Kym the ‘Flow and Ebb’ title represents the to and fro of life and all the emotions entailed. It also represents Kym’s art and how she develops it throughout, adding and removing different mediums such as charcoal and crayon to build up and break down many layers signifying how the landscape through her paintings change overtime and clearly the attendees were enthralled by the art on show.

Among the many awards that Kym has won is last year’s prestigious Kenilworth Art Prize, 2014. We also saw her selected for the Jacaranda Acquisitive Drawing Award, the Moreton Bay Art Award, the Noosa Art Award, and she won the Andrew Fisher Portrait Prize.

The setting of the Regional Art House makes for a lovely venue due to its spacious corridors, meandering interlinking rooms, and a café, which serves great canapés. The crowd was eclectic, made up of general art lovers, friends, and family. There is still time to go and see this exciting exhibition, which is open until the 3 September. Enjoy.

Words by Jess O’Mahony | Images by Chelsea Heaney