Caption: Monte Lupo artist, Peter Hughes
Monte Lupo Arts is proud to present the ‘In Bloom: Monte Lupo featuring Peter Hughes’ exhibition at Rosalie Art Gallery in Goombungee between 9 February to 6 March.
The exhibition features a series of eight life-size figurative mosaic sculptures, and 10 large paintings by artist Peter Hughes that compliment and interact with each sculpture.
Based at Eight Mile Plains in Brisbane, Monte Lupo Arts studio employs more than 17 artists with a disability, and seven mentor artists to manage and oversee all studio production of Monte Lupo’s unique ceramic works.
Multicap’s General Manager Creative Arts, Fiona Haynes said the entire Monte Lupo Arts team is thrilled to be participating in the exhibition.
“Our team of artists was determined to bring together a beautiful display representing many of the flowering plants that are native to the Toowoomba region.
“It is lovely to bring our art to regional areas and the beautiful little town of Goombungee has a great community feel which relates to Monte Lupo Arts, where our artists at the studio deliver each finished piece by way of creative collaboration.
“We are particularly proud to be able to support the Rosalie Art Gallery given, like many small towns, the gallery has been closed for many months due to COVID-19,” Fiona said.
The featured artist, Peter Hughes, has an interesting way of involving his surroundings through the bold use of colours and patterns. The self-taught artist has been a prolific painter at Monte Lupo Arts since he was 16 years old and has had his incredible designs picked up by art galleries around the world.
“While some people with autism can be withdrawn by nature, Peter reveals his friendly and outgoing nature all through his art and we are so honoured to witness his achievements,” Fiona said.
Workshops will be held at the Rosalie Art Gallery on the weekend of 5 and 6 March. The workshop participants will be shown a range of hand building pottery techniques to sculpt and paint their own head planter over the two-part workshop. For more information or to book into a workshop, visit the Monte Lupo website.
Disability provider Multicap established the Monte Lupo Studio in 1991 to provide a career path for people with disability who wished to be gainfully employed in an area encouraging creativity and artistic expression.
The name Monte Lupo was taken from a small pottery village nestled in the hills of Tuscany called Monte Lupo Forentina. For more information or to purchase your very own piece of Monte Lupo art, visit the online store today.