Artists to bare all for new exhibition

Published 4:00pm 29 February 2024

Artists to bare all for new exhibition
Words by Ashleigh Howarth
Above: Illustration by artist Sabine Von Graz. 

A cheeky exhibition featuring nude artwork will be on display for the first time at the Bribie Island Community Arts Centre later this year.

Titled Just Nudes, the exhibition will showcase an array of mediums by artists who have captured the human form in all its glory.

It will open on May 27 and run until June 6.

Bribie Island artist Gaye Tait, who has run nude exhibitions in regional Queensland, says she’s excited to bring this style of art to Moreton Bay.

“To say I am excited is an understatement – this has been a dream of mine for a long time,” Gaye says.

“People can expect to see fine art at its best.

“Artists have been preparing over many months to ensure their dedication to representing the human form is of the highest calibre.

“There will be art to please everyone, from abstract to contemporary and realism.

“The potters have been very busy with their clay, and I can’t wait to see the results.”

The exhibition will be open to all artists who would like to take part, with submissions open at the end of February.

Gaye hopes to see a lot of people walk through the doors.

“Please come over to Bribie. You won’t be disappointed by the beauty of Bribie, the magnificence of the art centre, or the talent that has created this beautiful and thought-provoking art.”

Above: Collage made by Gaye Tait. 


The Just Nudes exhibition will run from May 27 to June 6, with an official opening to be held on May 30.

Artists who would like to submit a piece for the exhibition can register their details and upload an image of their work on the Bribie Island Community Arts Centre website.

The exhibition is open to every person and medium, except AI.

Entry fees apply, which will be outlined on the registration form.

The Bribie Island Community Arts Centre is located at 191 Sunderland Drive, Banksia Beach.

Opening hours are Tuesday to Saturday from 9am-4pm, and every Sunday from 9am-1pm.

Entry is free.

About Gaye

Originally from Sydney, Gaye now calls Bribie Island home with her husband.

She joined the Bribie Island Community Arts Centre a few years ago and is involved in the Portrait and Figure Painting Working Together Group.

“A couple of years ago I noticed there were so many talented artists who loved doing portraiture that I approached Julie the manager to see if I could start a working together group every Monday afternoon for a few hours,” Gaye explains.

“This is such a talented and warm group who have gained so much in seeing each other’s art and learning from each other.”

Gaye studied for two years at Curtain University in Western Australia and describes herself as a “contemporary artist who loves to experiment with different mediums”.

“In the past I have used oils, pastels, acrylic, digital art, collage, coloured pencils and graphite,” Gaye says.

“Most of my works include the human face.”


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