Category Archives: Arts

Latest Quandamooka public art connects family and culture


Artworks by Elisa Jane Carmichael are set to provide striking public displays of Quandamooka culture, highlighting the strong connections between country and generations past, present and future. Redland City Mayor Karen Williams said Council, with Quandamooka Yoolooburrabee Aboriginal Corporation (QYAC), was delighted to announce Elisa as the feature artist for the 2017 Quandamooka Festival Temporary  Continue reading…

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Quandamooka Country set to shine in 2017 festival


The 2017 Quandamooka Festival launches this weekend with a celebration of dance, song, storytelling and art at the stunning Goompi (Dunwich) foreshore on Minjerribah (North Stradbroke Island) – the first taste of a world-class program to come. Redland City Mayor Karen Williams said the three-month calendar of events, supported by Redland City Council, was set  Continue reading…

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Seek, discover, listen and learn this NAIDOC Week


A showcase concert with Coloured Stone and family day out are just two of the ways Council is celebrating NAIDOC Week 2017. Redland City Mayor Karen Williams said Council was committed to providing a free community program to ensure all of Redlands could be part of NAIDOC Week 2017 (2-9 July). “We kick off our  Continue reading…

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Bay islands’ budget boost


Redland City Council‘s 2017-18 budget includes substantial allocations for the bay islands, with nearly $4 million earmarked for road sealing alone. Mayor Karen Williams said the Budget underscored the City’s commitment to island communities. “From improving roads and marine transport infrastructure to upgrading community facilities such as ramps, carparks and sportsgrounds, this budget addresses island  Continue reading…

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Redland City budget targets key priorities


Redland City Council has unanimously adopted a budget for 2017-18 which keeps residential rate increases to a minimum while investing heavily in the City. Mayor Karen Williams said the budget was the first framed around the six strategic priorities agreed to by all Councillors after last year’s election. “Under this $300 million Budget, a typical  Continue reading…

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Migration inspires new art exhibition


A new exhibition exploring contemporary issues of displacement and forced migration will open next week at Redland Art Gallery, Capalaba. Created by Iran-born, Brisbane artist and 2013 Doctor of Visual Art Candidate at Griffith University, Hesam Fetrati, 1001 Nightmares will showcase more than 12 large drawings from Saturday 24 June to Tuesday 8 August 2017.  Continue reading…

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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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