Exhibitions showcase sustainability, femininity and an appreciation of the sea

The Redland Art Gallery at Cleveland will come alive with three exhibitions showcasing art from three talented artists from next week.

Council’s Arts, Culture and Innovation spokesperson Cr Paul Bishop said the exhibitions would offer a variety of experiences for art lovers.

“The first two exhibitions will feature the works of artist Jo D’Hage in her exhibition Crafting Memory alongside her partner and fellow artist Russell Craig’s exhibition Slipstream,” he said.

“The third exhibition, With or Without, will showcase the works of Nicola Moss, which raises some important questions about sustainability.”

Cr Bishop said the first two exhibitions from the artistic couple combined contrasting yet  complementary art in a collaborative display in the main gallery.

“Crafting Memory continues D’Hage’s inquiry into the role and relationship between selected objects, being female and the painting process,” he said.

“Russell Craig’s Slipstream is inspired by his travels and appreciation of the sea and references concepts of rhythm, motion and natural erosion.

“The works act as a symbolic metaphor for the artist’s own personal journey of travelling in the slipstream of those that have gone before.”

deep-timeImage: Jo D’Hage, Deep time 2013, oil on linen.

Cr Bishop said the final exhibition explored two important components of sustainability – waste management and biodiversity conservation.

“This exhibition raises some very important points regarding sustainability,” he said.

“With or without suggests we can make choices, or perhaps that choices need to be made regarding what we can we live with or without.

“It explores how we are shaping our habits and activities to maintain a healthy environment in Moreton Bay – a RAMSAR site listed under the United Nations Convention on Wetlands of International Importance.

“As winners of Keep Queensland Beautiful Sustainability Awards 2013, we are proud to raise awareness about art, environment and the importance of looking after our ecology.”

“All three artists have a significant profile in the visual arts in Queensland and nationally, with D’Hage and Craig completing their postgraduate studies overseas and exhibiting internationally.”

Exhibition details 

Where:   Redland Art Gallery, Cleveland
When:    Sunday 3 November – Sunday 8 December

Opening event:  6pm Friday 1 November 2013
    Redland Art Gallery, Cleveland
    RSVP acceptances by Wednesday 30 October 2013
Telephone RSVP line: (07) 3030 4163 or email:
Floor talk: Floor talks and morning tea from 11am Sunday 3 November 2013