Redland Art Gallery, Capalaba celebrates National Youth Week


To celebrate National Youth Week 2013, Redland Art Gallery has created a special exhibition Youth: in Transit to promote young and emerging artists.

National Youth Week 2013 runs from 5-14 April and encourages young people around Australia to participate and “Be Active, Be Happy, Be You!”

To coincide with national celebrations, Youth: in Transit will run from Monday 8 April – Wednesday 5 June 2013 at Redland Art Gallery, Capalaba.

The exhibition includes works in the Redland Art Gallery Collection and has been created by emerging young curator Dominique Macedo.

Featured artists include Simone Eisler, Julie Reeves and Joachim Froese, among others, with themes drawing on youth, reinvention and immortality.

Young people from Tania’s Arthouse, a local art studio, have also responded to create their own interpretation of the Redland Art Gallery Collection art works. These works vary in size and medium and echo the students’ artistic ability and understanding of the exhibition’s theme. They also serve to highlight the artistic talent of the area.

On Thursday 11 April 2013, all young people are invited to a Youth Drop-in at 6pm at the Redland Art Gallery, Capalaba to view the exhibition and enjoy live entertainment by local band Rawr Vanity.
Redland City Council spokesperson for Arts, Culture and Innovation Cr Paul Bishop said National Youth Week was the perfect opportunity to celebrate the creativity and vitality young people bring to the arts.

“Youth Week is the largest celebration of young people in Australia and Council, through Redland Art Gallery, is delighted to be able to contribute such a positive and uplifting exhibition to the national calendar of events,” Cr Bishop said.

“Youth: in Transit shows the depth of talent our young people possess, while also highlighting the political and social issues that affect them.”

“I encourage young and old alike to support this exhibition and celebrate how the young artists and curator have brought this wonderful collection to life.”

On Thursday 2 May 2013 at 5pm emerging curator Dominique Macedo and selected Tania’s Arthouse students will speak about works in the exhibition. All welcome.

Youth: in Transit is supported by Redland City Council, Redland Libraries and Youth Arts Queensland.

For more information on this exhibition, and other upcoming exhibitions, call 3829 8899 or go to www.more2redlands.com.au/ArtGallery

Redland Art Gallery, Capalaba is located at Capalaba Place, Noeleen Street, Capalaba with opening hours:

  • Monday, Tuesday and Friday: 8.30am-5pm
  • Wednesday: 9am-5pm
  • Thursday: 8.30am-7.30pm
  • Saturday: 9am-4pm.
Julie Reeves, Dark Garden 4 2007, oil on canvas. Redland Art Gallery Collection. Donated through the Australian Government’s Cultural Gifts Program by Julie Reeves, 2012. Courtesy of the artist. Photography by Carl Warner.

Julie Reeves, Dark Garden 4 2007, oil on canvas. Redland Art Gallery Collection. Donated through the Australian Government’s Cultural Gifts Program by Julie Reeves, 2012. Courtesy of the artist. Photography by Carl Warner.

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