Curlew Republic connects Gallery and Museum

A new exhibition Artefacts from the Curlew Republic: Painting, video art, sound sculpture and music by Colin Offord and Yilan Yeh, running from Sunday 24 August – Sunday 5 October 2014, connects artwork between two locations.

Artefacts from the Curlew Republic, jointly presented at Redland Art Gallery, Cleveland and Redland Museum, is the result of a unique ten-year collaboration between two local Macleay Island artists: musician, instrument inventor-visual artist Colin Offord and video artist-performer Yilan Yeh.

The immersive exhibition overlaps visually and musically across the gallery and museum, linking them through a shared philosophy and aesthetic.

Redland City Art, Culture and Innovation Spokesperson Cr Paul Bishop said Artefacts from the Curlew Republic was an intriguing mix of three large central works and several smaller interrelated pieces.

“This exhibition highlights art in many of its forms with visual arts, recorded soundscape, live music performance, talks and workshops,” Cr Bishop said.

“The three central artworks The Human Map, Photosynthesis and Australasian sound give us the opportunity to use different senses to experience art.”

Redland Art Gallery features two central parts of the exhibition Photosynthesis – video
installation & soundscape and The Human Map – drawings, calligraphy, assemblage & sound sculpture.

Redland Museum hosts the third central work, Australasian Sound – sound sculpture installation.

Colin Offord and Yilan Yeh have collaborated on performance events and exhibitions nationally and internationally, including major projects in Switzerland, Taiwan, and France.

A floor talk will be open to the public from 11.30am Sunday 24 August 2014 at Redland Art Gallery, Cleveland with a performance by the artists and morning tea.

An opening event will be held at 6pm on Friday 22 August 2014 at Redland Art Gallery, Cleveland. To attend, RSVP by Wednesday 20 August 2014 to 3030 4163 or email:

Artefacts from the Curlew Republic is supported by Arts Queensland and the Regional Arts Development Fund.  The Regional Arts Development Funds is a Queensland Government partnership to support Local Arts and Culture.