Category Archives: Arts

Island Made exhibition: Exceptional things for ordinary use

Island Made visits Redland Art Gallery from June to August, displaying exceptional objects for ordinary use, handmade on Southern Moreton Bay, Coochiemudlo and North Stradbroke Islands. Items for the exhibition were selected by co-curators Tricia Dobson and Maria Cleary through public calls for expressions of interest as well as direct approaches to specific makers. As the richness,  Continue reading…

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Winter school holiday fun in the Redlands

From robot building to recycled art, glass gardens to games of fortune telling, kids across the Redlands will be spoiled for entertainment these school holidays. Redland City Mayor Karen Williams said that Council was again offering an extensive program of free activities over the next two weeks designed to engage young people of all ages.  Continue reading…

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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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