Artists Josh Cleary (right) and Reece McGregor will be opening their second joint aerosol art exhibition “5kgs” in Boyne Island on Saturday.
Artists Josh Cleary (right) and Reece McGregor will be opening their second joint aerosol art exhibition “5kgs” in Boyne Island on Saturday. KELLI DOWNEY

Weighty title to art works

THERE’S no denying Josh Cleary and Reece McGregor’s art works are worth their weight in gold – or should that be canvas.

The duo is continuing with their dynamic pairing in the world of aerosol art by bringing their latest works to Boyne Island on Saturday night.

Bearing the quirky title of “5kgs”, the exhibition will be officially launched in the Lake Awoonga Room of the Boyne Tannum Community Centre at 6.30pm.

Members of the public are invited to come along and view Josh and Reece’s latest artistic offering – their second joint exhibition which follows on from last year’s successful “Caution: Wet Paint”.

And rest assured it won’t be your typical exhibition with some works on canvas, board and even a few on skateboards.

With about 30 stencil paintings ready to go, Josh said he would do his best to cram all of the works into the gallery space.

“The biggest is about 60 centimetres by 90 centimetres,” Josh said.

“Because we had no theme to work with I was going to measure their area.

“I just weighed the biggest one and it was 5 kilograms.”

Hence the concept behind the quirky exhibition title, with none of the pieces able to be heavier than the 5kg mark.

“Each work has got its own label,” Josh said.

“The label includes its weight and price per kilo.”

The artistic pairing of Josh, 25, and Reece, 15, is just as vibrant and unique as their work.

Josh is an art teacher at Monto State High School and Reece is his student prodigy.

Josh said Reece’s work was similar to his.



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