Unseen
donnadavis
John Mullins Memorial Art Gallery

EXHIBITION OPENING
Friday 16 July, 6.30pm

EXHIBITION DATES
17 July – 4 September 2021

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

Unseen is an exhibition that artistically and philosophically explores interspecies relationships: investigating the intricate web of unseen connections with reference to plants and fungi. Created by artist Donna Davis Unseen uses sculpture, installation and digital media to evoke curiosity and contemplation about the intricate, and often unseen, living networks that nurture and sustain our planet.

‘Unseen’ is supported by the Queensland Government through Arts Queensland. Donna Davis is supported by the Visual Arts and Craft Strategy, an initiative of the Australian, state and territory governments’. This project is also supported by the Queensland Herbarium, centre for research and information on Queensland ecosystems, plants and fungi.

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

Image caption: Hidden Worlds (detail), donna davis, 2017, pigment print onto fine art rag. Image courtesy of the artist. 


On the Curved Wall

The Grace Lithgow Fungi Collection
Grace Lithgow 

17 July – 4 September 2021

A collection of botanical artwork documenting fungi in southern inland Queensland, by renowned Queensland naturalist M. Grace Lithgow, on loan from Lapunyah Art Gallery, Chinchilla.

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

Image caption: Grace Lithgow | Aseroe rubra 1998 | Pen, ink and watercolour on paper | 175mm x 265mm


Stencil Art Prize
John Mullins Memorial Art Gallery

22 May – 10 July 2021

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Murilla Hardware Supplies

The Stencil Art Prize is a touring exhibition of the world’s biggest, best and most daring artists who use the technique of cutting stencil layers to create a design. This grassroots art form has undergone a resurgence in recent decades and is now thriving on the streets in every country around the globe. Influenced by the ephemeral nature of street art, these stencil-based works blend pop-culture imagery and global politics. Edgy, and cheeky the stencil technique lends itself to a sense of wonder and intrigue. Collectively the artists push the boundaries each year, developing new stencil techniques, messages, materials and technology. 

Image caption: 085C3N3 | Bad conDUCKt | Aerosol on board | 800mm x 800mm 


On the Curved Wall

Miles High Showcase
Miles High Art Students 

22 May – 10 July 2021 

Art meets graphic design in an exhibition of cultural event posters by senior art students. Junior students explore the foundational skill of sketching, presenting a series of still life and portrait sketches that employ a variety of shading techniques. 

Image caption: Junior art student Annabelle Erwin


Amarna Tomb
by Darryn Campbell
John Mullins Memorial Art Gallery

13 February – 27 March 2021

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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. 

 

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


On the Curved Wall

Extra-Curricular Activities
Darryn Campbell 

13 February – 27 March 2021 

Miles artist Darryn Campbell is well known for bringing to life the Amarna period of Egyptian history through his richly coloured and detailed paintings. Extra-Curricular Activities sheds light on Campbell’s many wide-ranging interests that also serve as artistic inspiration and include religion, significant persons, the cosmos, science fiction, true crime, symbology, and the exploration of patterns. All share the exacting detail and precision viewers have come to expect from Campbell.

Image courtesey Darryn Campbell


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

6 April – 15 May 2021 

Founded by five members in 1970, the Glenmorgan Art Group (GAG), celebrated its 50th anniversary in 2020; a milestone which 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. 

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


On the Curved Wall 

On the Beach
Mervyn Moriarty
 

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 | Wine Glass Cove V 2019 | Acrylic on canvas | 220mm x 310mm