Exhibition offers art enthusiasts a Passage into the tidal zone


The movement, drama and fragility of the tidal flows and debris that impact our coastal areas are the focus of a new exhibition opening at Redland Art Gallery, Capalaba from Saturday 31 January.

Passage, featuring Moreton Bay artists Pattie Murray and Sandra Pearce, takes a journey through the intertidal zone, exploring the past and present through the mediums of paper, porcelain and natural fibres.

Council’s cultural services spokesperson Cr Lance Hewlett said with a focus on the relationship between land and sea, Passage was a fitting exhibition to be featured in the Redlands.

“With the Redlands being a city of islands with long stretches of coastline, this exhibition is sure to speak to all Redlands’ locals and visitors,” he said.

“In Passage, the artists explore the tidal flows and debris that impact on our coastline through both individual and collaborative interpretations.

“Together their artworks express the emotion and memories evoked by the passage of water between land and sea, mirroring the textures, shapes and interwoven nature of the materials washed up on our beaches.”

Cr Hewlett said the exhibition includes art installations that use a variety of mediums to showcase the natural expression that existed in coastal communities.

“Both artists use their own unique styles to illustrate the movement and frailty of the coast,” he said.

“Murray works with traditionally thrown porcelain vessels and hand built sculptures, incorporating drawing, etching and painting techniques, while Pearce creates sculptural works with natural materials using papermaking and printmaking processes.

“In addition to the exhibition, which runs until Saturday 14 March, both artists will also be holding workshops in February where participants can learn their techniques.”

Exhibition details:
Passage: Pattie Murray and Sandra Pearce
Redland Art Gallery, Capalaba
Saturday 31 January – Saturday 14 March 2015

Workshop details

Etching porcelain workshop with Pattie Murray

When: 10am – 12noon, Saturday 14 February 2015

Where: Artspace, Capalaba Place, Noeleen Street, Capalaba

Details: Learn the etching process with artist Pattie Murray, and then create your own etched porcelain vessel. Completed pieces will be fired and returned to Redland Art Gallery for collection within two weeks of the session. The workshop is suitable for adults (16 years +). No previous skills required.

Cost: $20 non refundable fee

Bookings: To reserve a place telephone (07) 3829 8463 or email: gallery@redland.qld.gov.au

 

Monoprinting workshop with sandra pearce

When: 10am – 2pm, Saturday 28 February 2015

Where: Artspace, Capalaba Place, Noeleen Street, Capalaba

Details: Explore the printmaking technique of monoprinting using plants, stencils and other found materials to create unique images. This is a spontaneous and creative art form without the lengthy and technical processes of other printmaking techniques. No previous art or printmaking experience required. The workshop is suitable for adults (16 years +).

Cost: $20 non refundable fee

Bookings: To reserve a place telephone (07) 3829 8463 or email: gallery@redland.qld.gov.au