Mullumbimby artist Solveig has teamed up with Mullumbimby Comprehensive Healthcare Centre to establish Mullumbimby’s largest local art exhibition space.
Dubbed H’Art (short for Healing Art), the gallery features more than 100m of wall space on two levels and brings new life to the recently renovated medical centre.
Curator and principal artist of the space, Solveig says she wanted to create a vibe where people can feel at ease and relaxed when visiting the medical centre.
“I wanted visitors to feel surrounded by natural scenes that are soothing and peaceful, a place where they can walk the walls and allow their mind to briefly forget what may be bothering them,” Solveig says.
“In this way the H’Art gallery is very much a healing space perfectly aligned with allied health.
Solveig is currently featuring her Colourful Mullumbimbians collection, which comprises 12 life-sized portraits of some of Mullum’s more colourful characters, including Mandy Nolan and actorvist Tony Barry.
Other works by Solveig on display showcase the rainbow region’s iconic landscapes.
Healthcare Centre general manager Chiron Weber is very pleased with the ‘lift’ the artwork gives the space.
“We have so many people come in just to see the artwork,” Chiron says.
“I’ve always wanted to turn the space into an art gallery and Solveig was an obvious choice, her work is loved by the community and is a natural fit with our mission as a healthcare provider.”
Catch the exhibition before the next selection of Solveig’s works are put up on display, including a number of her works recently exhibited at the Asia Contemporary Art Show in Hong Kong.
The exhibition will rotate its artworks approximately every six months and will feature quality artists from the community.
If you are a local artist and feel your work is of a high standard and would like to display in the space, express your interest at firstname.lastname@example.org.