(Scroll down to see a slideshow gallery of Nora’s work on display)
This September the Emu Park Gallery will feature the works of Nora Hanasy Cheers, a local artist whose art works are well known in Central Queensland. Nora has exhibited on the Capricorn Coast and at the Rockhampton Art Gallery. Her latest works are an eclectic collection of small assemblages in a range of themes and subjects.
Nora was born in Budapest, Hungary but has lived in Australia for over 30 years. She completed a Bachelor of Education degree majoring in Visual Arts and has worked as an art educator, teaching Secondary Visual Arts for over 17 years. Recently devoting more time to her own practice,
Nora works mostly with discarded materials from the urban environment. She loves the colours of rust, the textures of peeling paint and the scratches and chips found used and discarded objects. She has always been drawn to objects with a history. To Nora they are fascinating and they fill her with a sense of curiosity at times, wondering about their stories. Her styles and mediums are varied, but most of her artwork currently could fall under the categories of collage, digital collage and/or assemblage. She has been producing small to medium sized assemblages, preferring to vary her approach when interpreting themes and subjects.
The current exhibition of the works of the gallery artists and featuring Nora’s work, will open on Sunday 9th September at 4.30pm at the Emu Park Gallery, Pattison Street, Emu Park. All are welcome to attend. The last two workshops of the Spring Season are ‘Introduction to Pottery’ and ‘Pocket Sample Books’ in October and November. See emuparkartgallery.com.au or emu park gallery facebook for further details.