PAST EXHIBITIONS – 2017

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


John Mullins Memorial Art Gallery | Sandra Pearce and Joanne Taylor
BIG SMOKE, LITTLE SMOKE

by Sandra Pearce and Joanne Taylor
John Mullins Memorial Art Gallery
4 FEBRUARY – 4 APRIL 2017

City – Country | Urban – Rural | Coast – Paddock

Artists Sandra Pearce (Brisbane) and Joanne Taylor (Barcaldine) join forces to individually and collaboratively explore their creative relationships with place.

A series of visual investigations made by the artists within their own locality examine their relationship to the environment they live in.

Pearce and Taylor became interested in ‘our sense of place’ after spending time in each other’s home.

Pearce comments on the impacts of urbanisation on the natural world while Taylor focuses on the remoteness of living in Central Western Queensland and the long term impact of drought on people and wildlife.

As artists they share a preference for working with paper, as well as an interest in printmaking and artist books.

Joanne Taylor | Drenching (detail) 2016 | Monoprints and paper pulp installation | Variable

Joanne Taylor | Drenching (detail) 2016 | Monoprints and paper pulp installation | Variable

Sandra Pearce | Interconnection (detail) 2016 | Paper cutouts installation | Variable

Sandra Pearce | Interconnection (detail) 2016 | Paper cutouts installation | Variable


Curved Wall | Carinya Craft Group
CREATING IN COMPANY

by participating Carinya residents and artist Penny Eamer
Curved Wall
4 FEBRUARY – 4 APRIL 2017

Carinya Hostel is a Miles and District elderly care facility. Carinya hosts a craft group for their residents, facilitated by local artist Penny Eamer. Penny provides both group projects for collaboration, as well as matching special projects to individuals.

All residents face different physical limitations such as arthritis, diminished eyesight, even in some cases the loss of limbs. Those who cannot participate enjoy watching the progress of the various projects. The participants enjoy this creative time, both the challenge of making things and the sense of achievement this brings.

Angus Bahnisch and Penny Eamer | The old shop (detail) | Diorama | 28cm x 37cm

Angus Bahnisch and Penny Eamer | The old shop (detail) | Diorama | 28cm x 37cm


Queensland Art Gallery | Gallery of Modern Art (QAGOMA) Travelling Exhibition
INDO POP

John Mullins Memorial Art Gallery
8 APRIL – 27 MAY 2017

‘Indo Pop’ presents a group of artists who were a central feature of QAGOMA’s 2012 flagship exhibition, The 7th Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art (APT7).

These works join the State’s pioneering collection of contemporary Indonesian art, and builds on the strong relationship Australia sustains with one of its closest neighbours. The exhibition features five artists and groups who are at the forefront of contemporary Indonesian art, each having significant international profiles.

The artists included are: Uji Handoko Eko Saputro (aka Hahan), Wedhar Riyadi, Edwin Roseno, Tromarama and Tintin Wulia.

The New Prophet from Trinity series 2011

SAPUTRO (aka Hahan), Uji Handoko Eko Indonesia b.1983 | The New Prophet (from ‘Trinity’ series) 2011 | Polyester resin and air brush, ed. ½. | Purchased 2011. Queensland Art Gallery Foundation | Collection: QAGOMA


Curved Wall | Sophie Bourne
THE LITTLE THINGS

Curved Wall | 8 APRIL – 27 MAY 2017

Young photographer Sophie Bourne explores the ‘little things’ that surround us every day, but often pass-by without recognition.

Sophie enjoys taking the time to seek out the ‘little things’, hidden within the big things. For some reason ‘little things’ catch her eye; be it their obscurity, finesse, colour, detail, and vibrancy.

This exhibition is a representation of special intrigues that Sophie has observed and captured for you to appreciate.

Sophie Bourne Grannies gerbera

Sophie Bourne | Grannies gerbera (detail) |2016 | Digital photograph | Variable


MY JOURNEY: Acrylic on Canvas | Lloyd Hornsby
John Mullins Memorial Art Gallery

3 June – 25 July 2017

Lloyd Gawura Hornsby is a Koori (descendant of the New South Wales Aboriginal Yuin people).  At the age of 68, his learning is continuing today through the discovery of Aboriginal culture and life. The passing down of stories and life experiences, are all adding to the richness of his understanding. Aboriginal culture is focused on recording the origins of life (Dreamtime). Lloyd has endeavoured to carry on the age-old tradition of telling Dreamtime and Historical stories through his artworks, in a passive mode. His journey into the future is reflected in his latest series of paintings, ‘Salt Water People’. 


Lloyd Hornsby | My Country – Salt Water Brain Coral (detail) 2013 | Acrylic on canvas | 75cm x 130cm


LINGO | Trudy Tronc
Curved Wall

3 June – 25 July 2017

LINGO is about language and communication and a very important part of the Aboriginal culture to where its preservation is crucial to our wellbeing. Trudy Tronc has created a collection of works that highlight a remarkable journey of LINGO from a point of view that is anticipated to bring excitement and appreciation. Trudy is an Aboriginal woman from Eastern Arunta family group – HARTS Range Northern Territory. Trudy is very passionate about Aboriginal culture and has spent time exploring the different aspects of her culture to seek ways to share in knowledge and learning. 


Trudy Tronc | Goanna Dreaming (detail) | Acrylic on canvas