CREATIVE DRIVE: Massie photographer Helen Robinson is part of a group called Gallery 22, which is looking for a kind donor to provide a display space.
CREATIVE DRIVE: Massie photographer Helen Robinson is part of a group called Gallery 22, which is looking for a kind donor to provide a display space. Elyse Wurm

CAN YOU HELP? Creatives on the hunt for gallery space

JUMPERS and Jazz isn't the only time of year Warwick has a creative streak.

Artists of all sorts tinker away behind the scenes all year round and now a new creative group is bringing them out of the woodwork to show cities aren't the only hubs for talent.

Gallery 22 is a group of about 10 creatives, including painters, photographers and potters.

Warwick residents will catch their first glimpse of what they can do at an upcoming pop-up event at St Mark's Anglican Church.

But the group are still on the hunt for a permanent gallery space.

Massie photographer Helen Robinson is part of the group, saying it was amazing to see artistic people come out of the woodwork to join Gallery 22.

"Even though you would think the hubs are in Brisbane and the Gold Coast, Warwick has so many people who are just as creative,” she said.

Mrs Robinson said the landscape around Warwick was a key source of inspiration for the creatives.

"Even in drought, the beauty of Warwick is just phenomenal, even down by the river is something simple but when you sit down there and look around it's just beautiful,” she said.

"It inspires you to want to capture the local beauty.”

Mrs Robinson said the new gallery wouldn't compete with Warwick Art Gallery, but would just be another way for artists to support each other and show their work.

"It's not easy getting out there and showing your art, you're showing a piece of you, the locals have a lot to offer,” she said.

The event on December 19-22 at St Mark's from 10am-4pm will showcase glass jewellery, sketching, photography and Christmas ornaments.

They are also looking for a donor to offer a permanent gallery space.

Anyone interested in being a benefactor can phone Evan on 0409470392.



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