Maki’s exhibition at the Tweed Regional Gallery in Murwillumbah, Queensland was a wonderful event. The Tweed Gallery & Margaret Olley Art Centre is one of the finest galleries in Australia and we were honoured to have Maki’s work there. They were also honoured to be showing Maki’s paintings in the front gallery and the reception of the staff and gallery visitors was very warm.
We also held a public program called, “Responding to the Evocative Art of Maki Horanai: a playshop in creative looking and writing” in which members of the community were welcomed to join and respond to Maki’s work by writing haiku or some other form of poetry.
In spite of a rather violent storm in the area, about 15 people joined and had an opportunity to share their reactions to Maki’s paintings.