Internationally acclaimed ‘Master of Light’, Wolfgang Lämmle presents what he considers his final exhibition, at Cooroy’s Butter Factory Arts Centre, this month.
The Cooroy local has spent his life honing his painterly skills and gathering some colourful stories along the way.
Born in Germany in 1941, Lämmle started in the arts as a printmaker and has since been gallery owner, teacher, artist, curator, and has published many books of his work. He’s had exhibitions throughout Germany, Switzerland and France before making the small hinterland town of Cooroy, home, in 2007.
A recent health diagnosis means studio time for Lämmle is now limited - this exhibition stands to be his last.
BFAC Co-ordinator, Alicia Sharples said it’s been a treat to find another masterful artist tucked away in the Noosa Hinterland.
“It’s so exciting to show the work of this amazing artist – and I’m absolutely honoured he’s agreed to work with us at this stage of his life,” Ms Sharples said.
“He moves light around the canvas like few these days – you can look into his works and forget you’re not sitting there in the dappled shade of a big, beautiful tree.
“And then when you meet the man, he’s got this almost punk attitude to the world, it’s an intriguing combination!
“We’re all very excited to present a show of this calibre, and look forward to experiencing the response.”
‘Master of the Light ‘ shows at Cooroy’s Butter Factory Arts Centre from January 17 to February 26. The Official Opening will run Friday January 18, from 6pm – 8pm. Free entry. All welcome.