Category Archives: Arts

Entries open for the 2018 Redland Art Awards

Duplicity by Pollyxenia Joannou

Entries are now open for the prestigious Redland Art Awards, a contemporary biennial painting competition open to all Australian artists and presented by Redland Art Gallery which just last month celebrated its 15th anniversary. Redland City Mayor Karen Williams said the long-running competition featured four awards this year, with more than $20,000 in prize money  Continue reading…

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Donovan headlines Cleveland’s Queen’s Baton party

Acclaimed songstress Casey Donovan will headline a free community celebration in Cleveland to welcome the Queen’s Baton to the Redlands on Easter Saturday, 31 March. The Australian Idol winner and Indigenous actress will be part of a top-class show that will also include the Fergies, the Yulu-Burri-Ba Dancers and Flipside Circus. Mayor Karen Williams said  Continue reading…

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Project Tote exhibition – for the love of the Redlands

Project Tote Exhibition

Redland Art Gallery, Capalaba will soon be toting a new exhibition with a local flavour that is sure to delight. Project Tote – opening on Saturday 24 March and inspired by the art gallery volunteers’ love of the Redlands region – will feature photographs of their special Redlands spots printed onto reusable tote bags and  Continue reading…

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Redlands showcased on the small screen

Harrow Executive Producer Leigh McGrath and Mayor Karen Williams

Set to air in March are two television series shot in film-friendly Redland City last year – four-part SBS psychological thriller Safe Harbour and 10-part Australian crime drama series Harrow – both set to give nation-wide and international viewers a taste of what the Redlands has to offer. Redland City Mayor Karen Williams said that  Continue reading…

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Quandamooka Festival brings live mural to Cleveland Library

Mural design with interpretation

As part of the 2017 Quandamooka Festival, a nine-metre tall mural entitled dabilbahnba – meaning place of saltwater – will soon adorn the Cleveland Library building in Middle Street. Prominent Quandamooka artists, mother and daughter team Sandra and Shara Delaney have been working to bring the mural from conception to completion in collaboration with mentoring  Continue reading…

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Exceptional line-up for Redlands’ Christmas by Starlight

A stellar line-up of performers is set to dazzle at the Redlands’ premier free family carols event, Christmas by Starlight, on Saturday 16 December. X Factor’s Isaiah Firebrace, Australian Idol’s Damien Leith and winner of The Voice Kids 2014 Alexa Curtis headline a cast of more than 60 local and national artists under the baton  Continue reading…

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Redland Art Gallery ends the year on a local note

Redland Art Gallery’s 2017 exhibition calendar ends with a celebration of local artistry. The final two exhibitions for the year, Connections: Redland Yurara Art Society and Bush Fragments in the Red: Coochie Art Group, include a diverse range and thought-provoking artworks which tell their own unique stories of Redlands. Yurara’s 2017 exhibition Connections looks at  Continue reading…

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High school students express talents in new exhibition

An upcoming exhibition at Redland Art Gallery, Capalaba is set to celebrate the artistic talent of Redland high schools students. High Schools in Focus II will run from Saturday 25 November 2017 until Saturday 20 January 2018, combining artworks from Carmel College, Cleveland District State High School, Faith Lutheran College Redlands, Ormiston College and Sheldon  Continue reading…

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Harrow films in the Redlands

Harrow Actor Ioan Gruffudd and Executive Producer Leigh McGrath

Film-friendly Redland City was a location of choice this week for Harrow – a new 10-part Australian crime drama series produced by Brisbane’s Hoodlum Entertainment. Redland City Mayor Karen Williams said it was a great coup for Redlands to continue to attract quality local and international television and film productions. “Our City’s natural assets coupled  Continue reading…

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Mem Fox encourages Redlanders to visit their local library

Parents and carers this week were delighted by acclaimed author Mem Fox at the Redland Performing Arts Centre, where she spoke about the importance of early literacy and reading to children and how Redland Libraries’ First 5 Forever Program can help. Redland City Council strongly supports under five programs so parents and carers of young  Continue reading…

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