25 November – 8 December 2017
Geoffrey Head is a Gladstone artist well known for his painting and printmaking. These six works were exhibited from 25 November – 8 December 2017 and are part of a series representing the nine muses from Greek mythology. Created after leaving full time employment as an arts educator, the artist identifies a link between teaching and the intentions of the muses. Educators, like the muses, become sources of inspiration – working to encourage and nurture personal fulfillment and the attainment of knowledge through exploration and creativity.
In Classical times, the Greek muses were the representatives of poetry, history, the arts and science and the attributes for each muse which signify these have been worked into the painted images. As anthropomorphic goddesses, they belonged to the mythical realm and were not of this world.