Redland Art Gallery has started the year with three new exhibitions which invite viewers to connect, reflect and be inspired.
Redland City Mayor Karen Williams said they provided a great introduction to the gallery’s 2022 exhibition program.
“These three exhibitions aim to engage visitors with different mediums – one through paintings, another through objects (jewellery) and another through film,” she said.
“They provide an exciting start to the year for Redland Art Gallery, which will feature 18 solo, group and national touring exhibitions throughout 2022.
“This includes an exhibition held in conjunction with Redland Museum’s golden jubilee celebrations and the return of the Redland Art Awards, the gallery’s biennial national contemporary painting competition.
“The program also includes the RAG Collection Showcase at Redland Performing Arts Centre and the RAG Red Box Pop-Up Gallery at various Redlands Coast locations.
“The 2022 program is sure to offer something to appeal to everyone and, if you find you are unable to visit a particular exhibition, you will be able to view a walk-through video online.”
The current exhibitions include Elizabeth Shaw’s Radical Localism and Zanny Begg’s These Stories Will be Different at Redland Art Gallery, Cleveland until Sunday 13 March, and Karen Stephens’ Fishing for Landscape at Redland Art Gallery, Capalaba until Tuesday 8 March.
Gallery Director Emma Bain said the exhibitions showcased the artists’ contemplation of the world we live in, while exploring notions of identity, storytelling and culture of place.
“Radical Localism surveys Dr Elizabeth Shaw’s jewellery practice spanning several decades, encompassing much of the history of sustainable jewellery practice in Queensland and exploring the ethos of place, family, and fostering talent at home and beyond,” she said.
“Zanny Begg’s exhibition brings together three of her most significant video installations that explore contested histories, challenging the politics of storytelling itself and inviting the viewer to see the world differently.
“Fishing for Landscape is a collection of Karen Stephens’ contemporary paintings and drawings that examine the bodily and psychological connection between the professions of opal mining and studio painting.”
For more information on exhibitions and events at Redland Art Gallery, visit artgallery.redland.qld.gov.au
Redland Art Gallery follows Queensland Health guidelines in relation to COVID-19, including the requirement to provide proof of vaccination status or medical exemption. Details are available on the gallery’s website.