25 of JahRoc’s artists have embraced the challenge to each paint a Ukulele for the gallery’s inaugural Get Uked exhibition, part of the 2019 Strings Attached Guitar Festival in Margaret River. Their idea is “If we can’t play a ukulele then we’ll decorate one, and let those who can play it, enjoy it even more for its artistic style!” These fun little instruments truly are functional pieces of art… play it, then display it for all to admire. The only dilemma is choosing your favourite one…or two!
Artist John McIntosh has based his embellished ukulele on the Polynesian singer and ukulele player Isreal Kamakawiwo’ole (IZ), and his version of Somewhere Over The Rainbow.
A showcase of some very special high end guitars from private collectors will also be displayed at JahRoc during the festival, including a custom made Casimi and a Mark Mainguard acoustic guitar. It is a unique opportunity to see these fine boutique guitars in the flesh, a wish come to life for many admirers of these musical works of art. JahRoc’s Gary Bennett and David Paris are renown for creating artistic furniture of heirloom quality, and have designed a fabulous collection of wooden guitar and ukulele stands to entice the Strings Attached crowd, alongside many more of their fine furniture pieces. Designer Gary Bennett will be available to discuss custom orders as well.