Redland Art Gallery explores reinvention and transformation


Explore themes of transition and transformation at Redland Art Gallery, with Ash and Bone: Lucy Quinn and Papillon: Kim Schoenberger showing concurrently at RAG, Cleveland from Sunday 20 August to Sunday 8 October.

Explore themes of transition and transformation at Redland Art Gallery, with Ash and Bone: Lucy Quinn and Papillon: Kim Schoenberger showing concurrently at RAG, Cleveland from Sunday 20 August to Sunday 8 October.Ash and Bone is an exhibition of lead crystal sculpture and works on paper by Brisbane-based artist Lucy Quinn.

Ash and Bone has been developed through a process of collecting and responding to found objects and texture – both man-made and natural including bone, insect hives, coral and rock formations.

Image: Lucy Quinn, Architect #2 2015, kiln formed and cold-worked lead crystal. Photography by Adam McGrath and courtesy of Canberra Glassworks.

Material culture linked to personal memory are recurring sources of inspiration in Quinn’s works and she imbues meaning and power on these objects through their reinvention, arrangement and categorisation.

Ash and Bone includes new works inspired by the landscape and coastline of the Redlands and references taxonomy, evoking physical and aesthetic responses.

From Schoenberger’s acclaimed work comes the exciting display of Papillon, featuring a sea of butterflies suspended from the ceiling of the gallery counterpointed by a specimen wall in the adjoining room where hundreds of butterflies printed with abstract imagery are pinned for closer observation.

Image: Kim Schoenberger, Papillon, In the Light of Truth 2016, recycled tea bags. Photography by Tony Webdale and courtesy of the artist.

Finally, the butterfly is celebrated as a figure of fine art in the third gallery, with a beautiful collection of framed images – exploring concepts of transformation; each butterfly is created from used tea bags sourced from the community, while the title (French for butterfly) reminds us that this work invokes a new language.

Ash and Bone and Papillon events:

  • Friday 18 August: Free exhibition official opening 6.30pm at Redland Art Gallery, Cleveland. Please RSVP.
  • Sunday 20 August: Free exhibition floor talks and morning tea at 10.30am, all welcome.
  • Sunday 3 September: A glass relief sculpture workshop for adults with Lucy Quinn. Limited numbers, $10 non-refundable booking fee.
  • Sunday 8 October:  A Papillon tea bag butterflies workshop for adults with Kim Schoenberger. Limited numbers, $10 non-refundable booking fee.

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