A huge number of very talented artists live in this area of Australia. I'm so lucky we moved here 14 years ago, and fortunate to count some of these people as friends. Kim Schoenberger is one of them ...previously a potter, now sculptor and installation artist.
For instance, if you like the above image of parasol and gloves made from recycled, used, teabags, then you must see Kim's latest exhibition 'Expressions Of Love II' at the Noosa Regional Gallery.
Thousands of teabags, collected from all over Australia by her friends, Have been emptied and sewn, or woven, into items evoking the nostalgia of the work and companionship of women over the centuries.
Kim is nothing if not totally focussed on her objective to shed a light on the history of 'women's work', and has had several exhibitions leading up to this outstanding show.
It opened on Friday evening last, to a huge crowd.
Here I am toasting Kim with my obligatory glass of champagne (photo courtesy of Glen Jeavons)
Do visit her site HERE to see the complete show. Better still, if you are in the vicinity, visit the gallery...it's well worth it.