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Miniature motels of memory, a workshop with Anna Carey

March 9 @ 2:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Caloundra Regional Gallery

Create a miniature of a mid-century motel with artist Anna Carey. Surrounded by the archival material that features within the exhibition ‘Reception this way: motels – a sentimental journey with Tim Ross’ you will be inspired to envision a motel that exists somewhere between your memory and your imagination. Build your model with foam core and decorate it with coloured card and printed surfaces such as bricks, stone, and breeze blocks.

All materials as well as a complimentary drink and nibbles will be provided.

About the artist: Anna Carey, an artist based on the Gold Coast, was a finalist in the Sunshine Coast Art Prize 2023 and awarded Highly Commended for her entry ‘You can bring your fantasies to earth’. The giclee print featured one of a series of miniature models photographed to create an imaginary space for the viewer.

Through memory and imagination, Carey creates fictive architectural spaces based on familiar iconic architecture which she photographs. The camera lens magnifies the model with all its imperfections and reminds the viewer that the photograph has been constructed with a miniature materialized object. This aims to reawaken imaginations for the viewer by creating a space of stillness and reflection for one to drift between reality and daydreams – for rediscovering the universe that is inside ourselves.


Caloundra Regional Gallery
22 Omrah Avenue
Caloundra, QLD 4551 Australia
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Phone: 07 5420 8299
Email: gallery@sunshinecoast.qld.gov.au
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