News

Kids create art

ART ATTACK: Roger Saunders teaches Anquon Sandow, 11, how to paint.
ART ATTACK: Roger Saunders teaches Anquon Sandow, 11, how to paint. Louise Cheer

THE South Burnett art scene had better watch out.

Since Tuesday, a group of children from Murgon and Cherbourg have been learning the techniques of three-dimensional art.

They have been taking lessons from Bundaberg contemporary indigenous artist Roger "Bushfire" Saunders.

The program has been running at the South Burnett PCYC and will run for four weeks.

At the end of the program, the students will put on an exhibition for the public to enjoy.

The style of art taught by Mr Saunders features the traditional indigenous dots, and when special glasses are donned, the artwork appears in 3D.

Mr Saunders discovered the style of art while he was preparing paintings for an exhibition.

He said he thought it was a great way to get his grandchildren away from the computer.

"I developed a program using five colours and when the grandkids took their art to school for show and tell, the school called me up to see if I could run a program for them," he said.

"And now I do these 3D art programs all over Australia."

Mr Saunders said the local children had been very interested in the process, and proud of their work.

"I love doing these programs because the looks on their faces are worth it," he said.

"And I've been working closely with the Queensland Police Service and the PCYC to provide this great outlet for the kids' talent."

Acting PCYC manager Jaime Hastie said the program was also a great way for young kids to engage with adults.

"The aim of the program is to build better relationships between parents and children and to build better dialogue between them," he said.

"And two elders will be attending from Cherbourg, so it will also build a greater respect for older community members in the kids and vice versa."

The program run by the PCYC is funded by the Department of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander and Multicultural Affairs.

South Burnett

Topics:  cherbourg, murgon




Springfield rue final defeat

Springfield Hawks rugby union Barber Cup coach Jeremy Clark, club president Dee Clark and Pegg Cup coach Tony Kiri.

Hawks fall just short of title double

Gallant Knights second in league after testing week

Ipswich Knights under-16 BPL captain Matthew Drummond (number seven) finished the season as second highest goal scorer.

Ipswich team eyes 'instant' revenge

Jo-Ann Miller speech leaves ALP faithful stunned

STILL STRONG: Member for Bundamba Jo-Ann Miller MP at her Goodna office.

MP sticks to her guns at closed Labor conference

Latest deals and offers

What's on the small screen this week

Bella Frizza in a scene from the TV series Married At First Sight.

THE Block's $65,000 bathroom is revealed and strangers marry.

MOVIE REVIEW: Life on the Road

Ricky Gervais, Ben Bailey Smith and Foregone Conclusion (Steve Clarke, Andy Burrows, Stuart Baxter Wilkinson, Michael Clarke) in a scene from David Brent: Life on the Road.

Ricky Gervais has brought David Brent back to life on the big screen

Jessica Alba wants tequila shots served at her funeral

Businesswoman and actor Jessica Alba

There won't be mourning at this funeral

Tom Hiddleston's Instagram account hacked

Actor Tom Hiddleston

Thor star the latest celebrity targetted by hackers

Charlize Theron's son dresses up as Frozen character

Actor Charlize Theron

Star's son spotted dressed a beloved Frozen character

REVEALED: Pat Rafter's $18m Coast house on the market

Check out the photos of the Coast's most expensive property for sale

The "correction we had to have" in Gladstone's rentals

UPWARD MARCH: The rental vacancy rate in Gladstone has improved for the first time in more than a year, providing a confidence boost in the market.

Vacancy rates improve with signs that things are getting betterF

ISLAND FOR SALE: Cheap Fraser Coast island drops price again

Suna Island in the Great Sandy Strait will be auctioned by Ray White Hervey Bay on Saturday morning.

This is the cheapest island you will find for sale in Australia

How a family home can fit on a 250sq m block

This is what you can build on 250m2.

Here's the floor plan of a home built on 250sq m

$100m plan for Curtis Island 'world class' luxury resort

$100 million resort: Top views at Turtle Street at Curtis Island.

"At the moment we think it meets all the town planning approvals.”

Noosa mayor on "red alert" over planning court decision

Mayor Tony Wellington hands down his first budget.

Mayor upset at lack of say about look and feel of Noosa