COMING SOON

REMINISCENCE: Celebrating 100 Years of Australian Visionary Judith Wright | Fiona Rafferty and Frances Smith
John Mullins Memorial Art Gallery

29 July – 19 September

Reminiscence pays tribute to Judith Wright and her life. Wright, a fiercely intelligent and passionate woman, cared deeply about the land of her birth and the first people of Australia. Artist, Fiona Rafferty, was fortunate to reside in ‘Calanthe’, the former home of Judith Wright and Jack McKinney, on Tambourine Mountain for five months. Ceramicist, Frances Smith, has spent time on Tambourine Mountain. Sharing ideas, concepts and a great respect for Judith Wright they have produced a body of work that celebrates Wright and her legacy. Rafferty produced a series of works on paper and a series of paintings, and Smith created ceramics in Southern Ice porcelain and ceramic totems that pay tribute to stages in the life of Judith Wright. 

This exhibition is supported by the Queensland Government through Arts Queensland’s Playing Queensland Fund.


Fiona Rafferty | Studio View Mount Tambourine 2013 | Original Limited Edition Giclee | 70cm x 103.5cm


Art Meets Science @ Murilla Kindy | Murilla Kindergarten
Curved Wall

29 July – 19 September

Art paves the way for scientific investigation at Murilla Kindy through a Queensland Government Artist-in-Residence Program. Logan artist Therese-Flynne Clarke, and local artist Penny Eamer, use adventures in eco-dying, printing, felting, painting and clay with the Murilla Kindy children, harnessing young children’s love of art and thirst for learning to teach early science concepts. This exhibition presents the results of their experiences. 


Murilla Kindergarten | Eco Dying Watercolour Paper


MOONLIGHTING IN MOFFATT | Karen Knight-Mudie
John Mullins Memorial Art Gallery

23 September – 14 November 2017

Paddy and Jimmy Kenniff – two young, high-spirited brothers – lived life to the full, testing the system as they went about ‘business’ in the remote Upper Warrego district of Western Queensland. They clashed with authority, pinched a few horses, and moonlighted clean skins. In 1902, their luck ran out when they faced one of the biggest court hearings in Queensland – for murder.

Moonlighting in Moffatt unearths the story of the Kenniff brothers. In the 1990s, Karen Knight-Mudie tramped the rugged Mount Moffatt region visiting strategic sites, talking with locals, and painting the landscape. Her images and words weave a true story of camaraderie and survival in outback Queensland that might otherwise be forgotten.


Karen Knight-Mudie | Forestvale (detail) 1997 | Conte on heavy brown counter paper | 240cm x 114cm


IMAGINATION IS A WONDERFUL THING | Miles State High School Visual Art Students
Curved Wall

23 September – 14 November 2017

Students from Miles State High School are challenged with many different concepts to problem solve. They learn to communicate with different symbols to express ideas, imagination and feelings to audiences. Looking into the imagination of youth is inspiring, precious and amazing. This exhibition is a collection of artworks from students in Years 7 to 12, exploring various methods, techniques, processes and concepts.

Welcome into the minds of the future adults of Miles and enjoy the way they see the world around them.


Miles State High School Visual Art Students| Exhibition view from the students’ 2016 exhibition – ‘Express This