Sharp Launceston Terminal
Sharp Airlines is a regional airline with operations stretching across three states in the south eastern area of Australia and is the Bass Strait Islands' major passenger carrier.
In September 2012 a sponsorship arrangement with Sharp Airlines and the Flinders Island Regional Arts branch came to fruition; which includes the wonderful addition of another exhibition space for branch members - the Sharp Launceston Terminal!
Members of the branch curate quarterly, seasonal exhibitions of branch members art works for locals and visitors to appreciate during their transit to both Flinders and King Islands - a win-win for both organisations! Through this partnership valuable curating experience is also provided for branch members in an exhibition space that receives an annual 25,000 passenger numbers transiting through the terminal.
The branch is grateful to Sharp Airlines for providing this opportunity.
Want to buy the exhibited artwork you have seen at the Terminal and have decided, you can't live without it?
If you would like any details on how to become involved in curating or exhibiting for the Sharp Terminal exhibitions, please contact the branch secretary: Sally Walker
Visitors to the Sharp Airline Terminal in Launceston now have the opportunity to see Flinders Island through the eyes of its photographers. These are the people who live on the island all year and see it in its many moods.
Each photographer has a unique way of capturing the many beautiful moments: the play of sunlight on the mountain, the vibrant colours of the wilderness, limestone natural sculptures, shells partly submerged in the sand, sunsets, old jetty, fog, reflections of mountains and rocky shores.
Flinders Island provides a special freedom and sense of peace for its residents and photographers. This is reflected in their work.
Photographers represented include: Greg Dempster, David Heap, Samantha Gowthorp, Bill La Grue, Sonia Judges, Carol Cox, Jadwiga Lipska and Angela Smith.
The Flinders Island Branch is proud to have Sharp airlines as a generous sponsor of their activities and work.
Up Up and Away – An Aerial Exhibition
Visitors to the Sharp Airline Terminal in Launceston now have a lot more to look at while waiting to board their flights. A new exhibition by 10 artists from Flinders Island was recently installed. The exhibition contains something for everyone – from paintings depicting aerial views of Whitemark and Badger Corner to a more abstract mixed media representation taking a musical / intergalactic view. The exhibition also includes works constructed from found materials washed up on Flinders Island beaches.
The artists exhibited recently participated in a Professional Development Project funded by the Australian Regional Arts Fund. They worked with arts mentor Josie Hurst to further develop their artistic and professional skills with a view to eventually having a touring exhibition of Flinders Island Artists work.
Artists represented include:
Rachel Dallas, Bron Grutzner, Jon Hizzard, Helen Haines, Jadwiga Lipska, Sandro Donati, Annabel Apps, Dale Williams, Anne Davis and Maria La Grue.
The Flinders Island Branch is proud to have Sharp Airlines as a generous sponsor of their activities and work.
The collection is curated by local artist Maria La Grue.
Branch members exhibition
This exhibition was the first of an ongoing seasonal series planned for the Sharp terminal highlighting the diverse work of a selection of the Furneaux Islands' artists curated by Jana Harper.
Artists: Judy Jacques, Maria La Grue, Dawn Blazeley, Dale Williams, Bron Grutzner, Anne Davis
There is so much about the islands that can capture you. What once were the tops of mountains of an ancient land bridge are now an archipelago of small islands on the east of Bass Strait known as the Furneaux Group and includes Flinders Island and Cape Barren Island.
Straddling the 40th parallel, the freshening winds whip the waves and bend the trees. This is home to our small community who live by the land and the sea.
Within this community exists an active, thriving group of artists – people who find their inspiration from this environment.