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Street to host art, food, music

Clare Johnson. Artist of the month.
Clare Johnson. Artist of the month. John Gass

THE main street of Tyalgum will be transformed into a swirling mass of art, music and food at the end of the month for the Tweed Valley Artists Cooperative second Art Cafe of the year.

It's part of a vision to transform the town into an arts village.

On Saturday, April 28, local bands will fill the streets alongside market stalls, sausage sizzles, wine and cheese, chai tea and gourmet cakes.

Megan Jack from the artists' cooperative said she loved the way the event was bringing together artists from across the region.

"Who knows, this might be the start of all the artists in Tyalgum village and surrounding areas coming together," she said.

The artists cooperative showcases all kinds of art from across the region including April's artist of the month Clare Johnson.

The Eungella resident makes mosaics and watercolour paintings.

For five years, the character featured in the paintings has been Miss Prissy, a quirky, inspiring character.

"She's not of this world," Ms Johnson said.

"A little mischievous but uplifting, she sees the world in a different way."

Recently Ms Johnson's paintings have taken on a new character, known as Mad Grandad.

"Mad Grandad is inspired by my late father and my grandfather.

"I want to celebrate that grandfather relationship, all those amazing things those men bring to our child's lives."

Her mosaics are produced from a love of turning junky antique china and colourful glass into works of art.

"It makes my heart sing and fills me with great pleasure as I create something beautiful from someone's unwanted junk," she said.

Ms Johnson is planning to run art workshops in the near future.

You can meet her and view her work this Saturday from 11am to 4pm at the Tweed Valley Artists Cooperative gallery next to the Tyalgum Hall.

To find out more about the Art Cafe on Saturday, April 28, by calling 0428 396 946.

Topics:  art, tyalgum


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