The solo exhibition of the artist and musician Jon Francis has been on his bucket list for over a year and will be realized in November at the Pomona Railway Gallery.
‘Retrospection’ is a collection of works by artist and musician Jon spanning several decades from living in an urban setting to today where he works from a quieter base on the Sunshine Coast.
The exhibition features some work from the mid-1970s as well as more recent paintings and sculptural reflections of the Noosa biosphere.
A graduate of the Queensland College of Art in the mid-1970s, Jon has been living and loving the inspiration from the Noosa hinterland for the past 26 years in Cooran, balancing his interests in local music and art while promoting multiple uses of bamboo.
From commissioned painting and sculpture, Jon has experimented with watercolors, oils and acrylics, and occasional pastel portraits.
His three-dimensional work began with wood carving and clay and eventually led to carvings in sandstone, creating garden art for family and friends.
Recipient of the 1991 Queensland Association of Landscape Industry Awards for Best Landscape Contribution, Jon focused on the beauty of our natural environment to keep all life forms free from the exploitation of fossil fuel extraction.
The grand opening on Saturday, November 6th, features live music made from the sounds of Rimba performing a selection from their amazing, uplifting repertoire from their own cultivation.
The exhibition is in the carriage from November 6th to December 1st, 2021.
The Up-Cycled / Recycled exhibition ‘Scrap Your Trash’ takes place in the banana shed. Great prices for any challenge. Register on Saturday / Sunday 30th to 31st October from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
The exhibition “Scrap Your Trash” will take place from October 30th to November 17th, 2021 in the banana shed.
There’s always something new to do at the Pomona Railway Station Gallery, located at 10 Station St, Pomona.
It’s open every day and has been supporting local artists for over 20 years.