News

Chakras on canvas

COLOUR CO-ORDINATED: Local artist Tom Spence made sure to colour co-ordinate his outfit with one of his artworks that is coincidently his favourite colour. Photo Linden Morris / Stanthorpe Border Post
COLOUR CO-ORDINATED: Local artist Tom Spence made sure to colour co-ordinate his outfit with one of his artworks that is coincidently his favourite colour. Photo Linden Morris / Stanthorpe Border Post Linden Morris

THE way Tom Spence looks at the world is what inspires his artworks.

In his latest exhibition, Mr Spence explored the relationship between colour, sound and the corresponding chakra in the human body.

Mr Spence said it was being diagnosed with motor neuron disease that inspired Project ONE.

"I had the idea to do a series of paintings in colour relating to chakras and people approached me saying they would help," he said.

"Finally I had enough volunteers and we started in April and finished just before it was hung.

"There were 26 people that helped contribute to my exhibition."

Mr Spence said art was something he had always had a passion for.

"I used to draw in the dirt with my finger when I was a boy," he said.

"I am going to keep working and hope to produce one piece at a time."

You can see Tom Spence's work, and that of Dorothy Haig, Sue Jurd, Margaret Oban Dowe and Maggie Brockie, at the Stanthorpe Regional Art Gallery.

Topics:  motor neurone disease




New cafe, fast food outlet for Warwick?

NEW SHOPS: The block on the corner of Albion and Fitzroy Sts is about to get a makeover.

Food and drink outlet and offices for prime Warwick block

One injured after Ballandean paddock fire

Emergency services attended a paddock fire in Ballandean on Thursday afternoon.

One person treated after paddock fire in Ballandean

'Dramatic scenes': Woman had a hand in hotel lockdown, police say

LOCKDOWN: These dramatic scenes unfolded on Palmerin St in June.

Man allegedly behind The Criterion Hotel lockdown heard in court.

Latest deals and offers

Rob Kardashian 'neglected' by Blac Chyna

Friends say they are now 'back in love'

Isla Fisher: I don't like talking about my private life

Isla Fisher shut down TV hosts when they asked about her husband

Mariah Carey: I 'can't believe' Prince has gone

'Prince was one of the best people I've met'

Joe Jonas' 'tough' pals

Joe Jonas' pals are 'tough' with his potential partners

The Bachelor wash up: bacon, plank offs and that white rose

Richie Strahan, second from left, with bachelorettes Eliza, Faith, Noni and Janey in a scene from episode one of the fourth season of The Bachelor.

RICHIE Strahan meets some beautiful, and colourful, bachelorettes.

You can own this Queensland town for just $1

Yelarbon

Unprecedented auction of town's business centre with no reserve

Work starts on $15M Caloundra apartment building

Turning the first sod at the Aqua View Apartments site in Kings Beach are (from left) husband-and-wife developers Alex Yuan and Stella Sun with construction company Tomkins director Mike Tomkins and Councillor Tim Dwyer.

Developers excited about addition to Kings Beach skyline

72-year-old Coast developer set to start new project

GREEN LIGHT: The Cosmopolitan has been approved for development at Cotton Tree.

Meet the Canberran set to deliver another chapter for Coast suburb

Plans revealed for 1500-lot 'master-planned community'

Precinct will be bounded by Boundary St and Shoesmith Rd

Ecco Ripley sales run sparks prime release

MOVING IN: Sekisui House has announced the release of more residential blocks at Ecco Ripley.

Sekisui House is preparing to unveil more land at Ecco Ripley

The climb is slow but property on the way up

Michael Matusik, director of Matusik Property Insights.Photo Allan Reinikka / The Morning Bulletin

The improvement would be mild when compared to past cycles