The 40 under 40 exhibition was held at the Butter Factory Arts Centre Cooroy on the 17th -18th January 2020
Amanda Bennetts was the creative mind who saw a need in our local community and organised this whole event. Putting together 40 of the Sunshine Coasts most talented Artists under 40 years old was a stroke of genius. Mix that with sponsors like Noosa Brewery, the Taco truck and Paper flowers and you have yourself a killer opening night. Live demonstrations by artists, poets and a local band kicked the opening into full swing.
The crowd that came was so unexpected, lines out the door and drinks in hand. I was placed by the front door doing a live demonstration of my pyrography. Being able to interact with an audience was breath taking, I could hardly get any work done! People would watch my craft and enjoy my art on display, only to come back and ask me the meanings behind my works. It was a truly exciting experience and i was very blessed to be a part of the event. The Butter factory arts centre and Amanda did an amazing job putting this together. I hope to be invited again next year. -V