WATCH: Artist uses shopfront to respond to art criticism

A GOONDOON St shopfront is one of 16 windows across the Gladstone region that has been transformed into a public art project.

Gladstone artist Felicia Lloyd created the piece late last week titled Buy My Art Before I'm Dead.

The project has been led by Creative Regions Inc director Rod Ainsworth, who has worked with 13 artists to create the series of works.

Ms Lloyd said her piece was inspired by the reactions of residents to local art.

She made particular reference to the response to a sculpture which was placed at the Gladstone Airport early this year.

Felicia Lloyd has created a public art work on a Goondoon St business front for an RADF funded arts project. Photo Mike Richards / The Observer
Felicia Lloyd has created a public art work on a Goondoon St business front for an RADF funded arts project. Photo Mike Richards / The Observer Mike Richards GLA111215SART

"My work is in response to the reaction of the Gladstone community of the airport sculpture artwork. 

"The images that are in it are about monetary value of art and the insight into an artist's mind."

Council's Community Services portfolio spokesperson Councillor Maxine Brushe said the Artist Windows initiative was hosted in conjunction with 2015 International Year of Light and Light-based Technologies.

"The creative window displays highlight the talents of a selection of Gladstone Region artists and provides a new dimension to office windows through inspirational and thought-provoking visual elements," Cr Brushe said.

"Artists have been able to share their talents while expressing their work creatively to attract a passing audience at any time of the day."

Participating venues include the Agnes Water Community Centre, Boyne Tannum Community Centre, Calliope Library, Gladstone city offices, Mount Larcom Rural Transaction Centre and Miriam Vale Library.



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