Redland Art Gallery celebrates 10 years with two stellar exhibitions


Be part of Redland Art Gallery’s 10th birthday celebrations by attending two stellar exhibitions at its Cleveland and Capalaba locations.

The two exhibitions Collection and Place: A Decade On – Redland Art Gallery celebrates 10 years and Island Glide: An exhibition of Surf, Sound and Image from Stradbroke Island will both run throughout February and March.

Exhibition Details

Collection and Place: A Decade On – Redland Art Gallery celebrates 10 years
Redland Art Gallery, Capalaba 29 January – 26 March 2013
Redland Art Gallery, Cleveland 7 February – 28 March 2013

Island Glide: An exhibition of Surf, Sound and Image from Stradbroke Island
Redland Art Gallery, Cleveland 7 February – 28 March 2013

Redland City Deputy Mayor Alan Beard encouraged Redland residents, visitors, and all art lovers to visit these exhibitions which profile the Redland Art Gallery’s collection and the unique collaborative work of local Stradbroke Island artists.

“Redland Art Gallery is a vibrant award-winning regional gallery we can all be proud of. Since opening on 14 February 2003, the gallery has hosted over 220 innovative and culturally diverse exhibitions and featured works by more than 2100 artists,” Cr Beard said.

Collection and Place: A Decade On – Redland Art Gallery celebrates 10 years will show at the gallery’s Cleveland and Capalaba locations. Floor talks and workshops will be held throughout the exhibition, starting with a curator’s floor talk at Cleveland on 19 February. For more detail, visit www.more2redlands.com.au/ArtGallery.

It will showcase the works of 10 prominent artists featured in the Redland Art Gallery Collection and includes additional recent loan works by these artists.

Guest curator Ross Searle, who has an intimate knowledge of the gallery collection, has included artwork by Leigh Camilleri, Belinda Close, Lawrence Daws, Fiona Foley, Noel McKenna, Nicola Moss, Luke Roberts, Julie Shepherd, Carl Warner and Judy Watson in the exhibition. All have practised as artists in Queensland.

Covering a diverse range of media, these artists are recognised for their contribution to the visual arts within a regional, state, national or, in some cases, international context.

Island Glide: An exhibition of Surf, Sound and Image from Stradbroke Island, will show at Redland Art Gallery, Cleveland.

Island Glide draws together two of Stradbroke Island’s intrinsic subcultures – creativity and surfing.

Featuring the works of Jess (Allom) Scott, Adrian Scott, Marty Smith, and Clara Durbidge and Chris Hutton (as the Salt Lick’n Hicks), this multimedia installation includes hand-painted and sculpted surfboards, photographs of island locals and landscapes, and music written on and about Stradbroke Island. Driftwood and sand add ambience to the sights, sounds and stories portrayed.

Cr Beard said that it was important to nurture local talent, and that the Island Glide project received funding from the Regional Arts Development Fund, a Queensland Government and Redland City Council partnership to support local arts and culture.

“Our island communities are an intrinsic part of the Redlands and we acknowledge the creative energy that seems to flow from them. After its Redland Art Gallery exhibition, Island Glide will also show at Point Lookout over the Easter long weekend,” Cr Beard said.

Image: Luke Roberts, Paradise painting (Cylinder Beach) 2005, Oil over synthetic polymer paint on canvas. Redland Art Gallery Collection. Acquired in 2005 with Redland Art Gallery Acquisition Funds. Courtesy of the artist. Photographed by Carl Warner.

Image: Luke Roberts, Paradise painting (Cylinder Beach) 2005, Oil over synthetic polymer paint on canvas. Redland Art Gallery Collection. Acquired in 2005 with Redland Art Gallery Acquisition Funds. Courtesy of the artist. Photographed by Carl Warner.

Image: Jess (Allom) Scott, Squid, Glide Surfboard 5’10 twin fin. Courtesy of the artist.

Image: Jess (Allom) Scott, Squid, Glide Surfboard 5’10 twin fin. Courtesy of the artist.

Image: Marty Smith, Adder 2010, type c photograph. Courtesy of the artist.

Image: Marty Smith, Adder 2010, type c photograph. Courtesy of the artist.