COMING SOON

Amarna Tomb
by Darryn Campbell
John Mullins Memorial Art Gallery

13 February – 27 March 2021

The John Mullins Memorial Art Gallery is proudly sponsored by
Murilla Hardware Supplies

The Amarna period of Egyptian history in the latter half of the Eighteen Dynasty (c. 1300 BC), continues to be a source of artistic inspiration for Darryn Campbell. In this exhibition, Campbell explores the unique perspective of Akhenaten, the ruler of this era, who’s monotheistic beliefs are reflected in the city planning, architecture, and art of his time. Featuring a stylised tomb, sarcophagus and chambers, the design is a distinct departure from traditional ancient Egyptian tomb decoration. Instead, the theme reveals the journey of everyday earthly life and the abundance flowing from the sun god Aten, rather than a preoccupation with eternity. 

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***COVID-19 Precautions***
Numbers are strictly limited. Every person attending, regardless of age must have a ticket.

 

Image caption: Darryn Campbell | Amarna Tomb 2020 | Carving on wood | 690mm x 600mm


On the Curved Wall

Resilient Women of the West
Queensland Rural, Regional & Remote Women’s Network 

13 February – 27 March 2021 

The resilience of rural communities continues to be tested, through the significant and ongoing impact of a global pandemic, drought, and other natural disasters. This exhibition features works from a regional photography competition supported by the Surat Shutterbugs, and will explore the crucial role that women and girls are increasingly recognised for, ensuring the sustainability of rural households and communities, and improving rural livelihoods and overall wellbeing.

Image courtesy Queensland Rural, Regional & Remote Women’s Network.


2020 Vision: Glenmorgan Art Group 50th Anniversary Exhibition
Glenmorgan Art Group
John Mullins Memorial Art Gallery

6 April – 15 May 2021

The John Mullins Memorial Art Gallery is proudly sponsored by
Murilla Hardware Supplies

Founded by five members in 1970, the Glenmorgan Art Group (GAG), celebrated its 50th anniversary in 2020; a milestone would have been unimaginable at the time. Today, the group continues to thrive as a vital community arts hub, with ongoing monthly meetings, and regularly welcoming new members. 2020 Vision showcases art produced by the many GAG artists over the past 50 years and demonstrates their diverse approaches both to painting and creativity in general.  

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***COVID-19 Precautions***
Numbers are strictly limited. Every person attending, regardless of age must have a ticket.

Image caption: Jane Bridle | Tree Fern 2019 | Acrylic on Linen | 640mm x 795mm 


On the Curved Wall

On the Beach
Mervyn Moriarty 

6 April – 15 May 2021 

My association with Glenmorgan Art Group began when they joined my Flying Art School in 1973. I was delighted to be asked to contribute to their anniversary exhibition 2020 Vision. These paintings were all done in the field. Long ago I accepted that working in the field, even with all the inherent difficulties, was essential. I gave up working in the studio from studies done in the field, because I felt that work en plein air had more vitality and the brush marks were more natural. I believe that a painting, however realistic or abstract, is a statement in paint by an artist in response to a visible real-world subject – a still life, a landscape or a human figure. 

Image caption: Mervyn Moriarty | On the beach looking north 2019 | Watercolour on rag paper | 270mm x 370mm