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“A showcase of local artistic talent” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Underart Gallery

Underart Gallery
Shop 4, 12 Spence S, Cairns, Queensland 0418 790 488, Australia
7 4051 3888
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“A showcase of local artistic talent”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014

From the door I saw a series of bright and dynamic Indigenous canvases featuring iconic images including turtles and native wildlife. I imagined this was a gallery space for "tourist" art - but the owner Iefje Boissevain who greets you, shared that many locals buy her works too. There were some gorgeous 3D works of local tropical flowers I saw at the botanical gardens, some abstract ocean scenes evoking the Queensland coast and large graphic representations of local bird life. Boissevain's own artistry is expressed with strong, glistening abstract foil works not tied to the gallery's locale. While the displays of silver jewellery didn't draw me particularly, I was captured by the whimsy and decorative beauty of decopage bowls whispering to the traditions of delicate ancient Chinese porcelain, but with a modern, romantic sensibility. Cheerful, elegant or classic - each piece a treasure to admire at home.

Visited April 2014
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