Last night saw the Official Opening of the Medieval Masterpiece Exhibition (30 - 9th July) at Bribie Island Community Arts Centre. The competition is in it's third year running and has gathered some of the finest Artisans and Craftsmanship in the Medieval Arts. Director of the Abbey Museum Michael Strong opened the occassion with a speech including his future vision of collecting some the finest winning pieces each year and showcasing them in a prestigeous International Touring Exhibit.
To his success, Michael has been the driving force behind The Abbey Medieval Festival. Some 21 years ago, an idea was conceived to host a Medieval Tournament to entertain the locals and a small band of folk gathered to put on a show. Today we see the Festival is listed in the top 10 Medieval Festivals worldwide, quiet an achievement! The event has grown stronger with each year and I have no doubt that once the word spreads of his unique Medieval Masterpiece Exhibition that Michael and his dedicated colleagues of The Abbey Museum will see his vision of a Medieval Masterpiece 'International Touring' Exhibition will become a reality.