Category Archives: Arts

New temporary public art– striking photography not to be missed


Redland City Council yesterday unveiled a stunning reproduction of a photograph by nationally-acclaimed artist Christian Thompson in its latest rotation of temporary large-scale public art installations. Christian Thompson’s Black Gum 2 photograph from his ‘Australian Graffiti’ series will be on prominent display in Cleveland and Dunwich until July 2017. Born in Gawler in South Australia  Continue reading…

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Girt by Sea competition a Bay Island art boon


A week remains for artists to submit works to the lucrative 2017 Girt by Sea art competition and exhibition, which this year boasts a $94,000 prize pool. Redland City Mayor Karen Williams said the Council-supported competition, run in conjunction with Macleay Island Arts Complex (MIAC) and Russell Island Community Arts (RICA), offered outstanding opportunities to  Continue reading…

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Creative Redlands on show


Creative Arts Redlands’ latest public art project is now on display at Wellington Point. The mural, developed by highly acclaimed Quandamooka artist Elisa Jane Carmichael and her team of artists for the Wellington Point Village Green wall, was completed on Friday 16 December. Redland City Mayor Karen Williams said the project, part of the city’s five-year  Continue reading…

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Redland Art Awards winner announced


A contemporary monochromatic painting by Sydney artist Pollyxenia Joannou has won first prize in the 2016 Redland Art Awards, announced Friday night at the Redland Art Gallery, Cleveland. Redland City Mayor Karen Williams said this year’s awards had attracted a very high standard of works, which ensured judging the biennial awards was incredibly difficult. “Congratulations  Continue reading…

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Redland students shine in State arts awards


Superiority complex by Olivia Simpson, Redlands College

Four students from schools in the Redlands were among 16 students recognised with excellence, commendation and encouragement awards in the Creative Generation Excellence Awards in Visual Arts announced on Sunday 11 September at the Redland Art Gallery. Acting Redland City Mayor Wendy Boglary said the awards recognised the exceptional talent and creativity of students in  Continue reading…

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Quandamooka artwork installed as festival closes


A public art project exploring aboriginal history through cartographic records has been installed at two sites this week as part of the second Quandamooka Festival. Redland City Acting Mayor Wendy Boglary said the artwork, by acclaimed Quandamooka artist Megan Cope, had been installed on the wall of Council’s main administration building adjacent to the Redland  Continue reading…

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2016 Redland Art Awards finalists announced


Fifty entries – including four Redland-based artists and two Quandamooka artists currently residing outside the City – have been shortlisted for the Redland Art Awards, an acquisitive biennial painting competition presented by Redland Art Gallery. With more than 400 entries received this year from across Australia, the judges had a tough time shortlisting the works.  Continue reading…

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New exhibitions showcase talents of young local artists


The exceptional talents of young local artists will feature in two new exhibitions to open this weekend at Redland Art Gallery, as the Creative Generation Excellence Awards in Visual Arts come to Cleveland and a unique series of paintings inspired by Ancient Greece opens at Capalaba. Acting Redland City Mayor Wendy Boglary said the exhibitions  Continue reading…

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The bells have rung – Redland National Town Crier Championship a success


Redland City along with official Town Crier Max Bissett hosted an elaborate display of lace, velvet and gold braid over the weekend for the 25th National Town Crier Championships. “Oyez! Oyez! Oyez!” was the resounding call heard across the fields of the Redland Showgrounds as 15 town criers from across Australia and New Zealand and  Continue reading…

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A competition that speaks volumes


The ancient art of town crying will be alive and ringing in the Redlands on Saturday 3 September as the nation’s best criers descend on the city for the 25th National Town Crier Championships. The competition will be held as part of RedFest, our city’s annual spring festival, at Norm Price Park, Redlands Showground 2-4 September.  Continue reading…

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