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Creative Redlands on show


Creative Arts Redlands’ latest public art project is now on display at Wellington Point.

The mural, developed by highly acclaimed Quandamooka artist Elisa Jane Carmichael and her team of artists for the Wellington Point Village Green wall, was completed on Friday 16 December.

The mural is now on display on the Wellington Point Village Green wall.

Redland City Mayor Karen Williams said the project, part of the city’s five-year public art plan, was themed “Caring for Country: Return to Nature”.

“Council is very proud to support such an inspiring mural which opens a window to our rich natural and cultural heritage,’’ Cr Williams said.

“The Villlage Green mural is the first in a series of streetscape works planned for the Wellington Point Village over the next year.’’

Artist Elisa Carmicheal painting the mural at Wellington Point.

Division 1 Councillor and Deputy Mayor Wendy Boglary (Wellington Point, Ormiston) said the artwork would add extra vibrancy to the Village and it was fitting the current project had strong local influence.

“Elisa – or Leecee as many know her – grew up at Wellington Point and her work is particularly inspired by local plants native to the area,’’ Cr Boglary said.

“This mural adds a connection to country, colour and another dimension to strengthening our community. It builds on my vision for this area as a welcoming community gathering space.

“In the next stage, community consultation on public art for the Wellington Point Village roundabout is planned to start early next year.’’

It is one of several high-profile projects for Carmichael, who recently completed the sculpture Tow Row with Queensland artist Judy Watson, a major public art commission for the Gallery of Modern Art. In July, she also had her work featured on Brisbane’s William Jolly Bridge.

Carmichael, who participates in exhibitions at Redland Art Gallery and Saltwater Murris Quandamooka Inc, has exhibited and presented workshops nationally and internationally.

The mural project is managed by CreativeMove for Creative Arts Redlands.

New exhibitions showcase talents of young local artists


The exceptional talents of young local artists will feature in two new exhibitions to open this weekend at Redland Art Gallery, as the Creative Generation Excellence Awards in Visual Arts come to Cleveland and a unique series of paintings inspired by Ancient Greece opens at Capalaba.

Acting Redland City Mayor Wendy Boglary said the exhibitions profiled the depth of artistic talent in the Redlands, both within local secondary schools and the community.

“We’re delighted to host the Creative Generation Excellence Awards in Visual Art exhibition for the South East region at the Cleveland gallery, which is presented by the Department of Education and Training in partnership with Redland Art Gallery,” she said.

“Showcasing the talents of visual arts students from across the South East region, this year’s exhibition features works by 50 students from 31 schools, including 18 students from seven Redland schools.

“With colourful watercolours and oil paintings, stunning photography and thought-provoking installations, these awards recognise and promote excellence in senior visual art education in Queensland, with the program helping to raise community awareness of the high standard and technical competence of visual art education in state and non-state secondary schools.

“Award winners from the South East region will be announced at the opening of our exhibition on Sunday 11 September at 11am, with all excellence awarded artworks to feature at QAGOMA in 2017.”

Cr Boglary said an exhibition of paintings highlighting Greek culture and everyday life from the past civilisation would open on Saturday at the Capalaba gallery.

“Redland artist Dwight Ricketts has created a unique series of paintings to take us on an historical journey through Ancient Greece,” she said.

“As a young man living with Asperger syndrome, Dwight uses his art to express his views and feelings.

“A self-confessed history buff, Dwight uses art as an avenue to express what he reads and how he sees the world, with his ability fostered through his involvement in an art group at the Community Arts Precinct at Wellington Point.”

Join the official opening and awards presentation of Creative Generation Excellence Awards in Visual Arts on Sunday 11 September at 11am at Redland Art Gallery, Cleveland.

To RSVP, please call 3030 4163 or email gallery@redland.qld.gov.au by Wednesday 7 September.

The Parthenon, Dwight Ricketts.

Dwight Ricketts: Ancient Greece will be on show from Saturday 10 September until Saturday 8 October at the Redland Art Gallery, Capalaba, in conjunction with Disability Action Week 2016 (11-17 September). A floor talk and morning tea with the artist will be held on Thursday 15 September at 10.30am.

Redland Art Gallery, Cleveland is located on the corner of Middle and Bloomfield streets, and at Capalaba Place, Noeleen Street, Capalaba.

Natural fibre arts on show in the Redlands


The works of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander weavers and visual artists from South East Queensland will feature in a new exhibition to open next week at Redland Art Gallery, Cleveland.

Curated by Indigenous arts curator Freja Carmichael and on show from Sunday 12 June to Sunday 24 July 2016, Gathering Strands will showcase the work of more than 18 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women.

Redland City Mayor Karen Williams said the exhibition was the culmination of a two-year journey for Freja that had begun in 2014 with the support of an emerging curatorial fellowship from the Australia Council for the Arts.

“Fibre art has a history as long and enduring as Indigenous culture and this exhibition celebrates the vitality of Indigenous fibre-based traditions,” she said.

“Featuring a broad range of mediums and themes that highlight cultural links to fibre-based practices, this exhibition presents oven and sculptural forms, prints, paintings, installations, collaborations and digital works.

“With a particular focus by the curator on strengthening weaving practices locally, the exhibition includes the work of a collective of Quandamooka weavers”.

Cr Williams said the exhibition included historical fibre works associated with contemporary interpretations, commissioned pieces and Redland Art Gallery collection works, connecting culture, identity and place.

Gathering Strands also explores the cultural links through generations as threads from the past are interwoven with the present, with stories and histories shared, traditional techniques reclaimed and new approaches to fibre art embraced,” she said.

Join the official opening of Gathering Strands with QAGOMA Indigenous fibre art curator Diane Moon on Friday 10 June at 6pm. To RSVP, please call 3030 4163 or
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by Wednesday 8 June.

A free morning tea and floor talk with curator Freja Carmichael and exhibiting artists will be held on Sunday 12 June from 11.30am at the Redland Art Gallery in Cleveland.

This project has received financial assistance from the Queensland Government through Arts Queensland’s Backing Indigenous Arts program and the Gordon Darling Foundation, and is supported by QYAC.

Evelyn Parkin, Honouring 'Aunty Margaret, Mum ad Grannies' (detail) 2016. Yunggaire (swamp reed). Photography by David Williams, Gilimbaa. Courtesy of the artist.

Evelyn Parkin, Honouring ‘Aunty Margaret, Mum ad Grannies’ (detail) 2016. Yunggaire (swamp reed). Photography by David Williams, Gilimbaa. Courtesy of the artist.

Grant supports stars to end violence


Thousands of woven stars will sparkle in the Redlands thanks to a $12,000 grant from the Regional Arts Development Fund (RADF) towards a series of community weaving workshops by Birkdale weaver and artist Maryann Talia Pau.

Redland Mayor Karen Williams said the woven stars were symbols of solidarity, light and courage to end all forms of violence and were part of a project called 1 Million Stars to End Violence, with the goal of one million stars to feature in an installation at the 2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games.

“Residents are encouraged to join the workshops and learn to weave cross-fold stars from ribbon, with their handiwork to form part of installations at the Redland Art Gallery this year, the Redlands Performing Arts Centre next year and the major installation on the Gold Coast in 2018,” she said.

“The weaving workshops are one of nine projects in the Redlands to share in almost $80,000 of RADF grants, with a sound sculpture at Redlands Museum, a debut demo CD by teen soprano Leah Lever and training in digital storytelling techniques to capture oral history also supported.”

Premier and Arts Minister Annastacia Palaszczuk said the Queensland Government is providing $2.08 million in 2015-16 for the Regional Arts Development Fund (RADF), a state and local government partnership with 59 local councils across Queensland.

“The $2.08 million will leverage approximately $1.8 million from local councils, and means an anticipated total of $3.9 million will be available for arts projects across the state,” the Premier said.

“Each year around 500,000 people are involved in RADF projects as practitioners, participants or audience members, helping to ensure that Queenslanders can engage with arts in their local community.

“RADF supports arts, cultural and heritage projects throughout Queensland, ranging from local festivals and celebrations, to training, education and employment outcomes for Queensland artists.

“The revamped RADF program developed in consultation with local councils has opened the way for an expansion of the arts at a local level with public art commissions, access to touring productions and more training opportunities on offer.”

Cr Williams said in addition to funding from RADF, Council provided more than $750,000 in grants and sponsorship every year to help local organisations, community groups and individuals make a difference in the Redlands through events, projects and initiatives that strengthened the community.

“With the Redlands fast becoming an events hotspot, we have an exciting array of festivals and events on the horizon, including sports, arts, music and cultural events that will enrich our city and attract visitors from far and wide,” she said.

“This year, Council will sponsor the 25th anniversary of the Moreton Bay and Offshore Family Fishing Challenge, custom culture events like Retro Eat Boutique Market and GreazeFest, the Stradbroke Chamber Music Festival and the Raby Bay Triathlon, to name a few.

“Along with multicultural fairs, boutique markets and iconic sporting events, we are sponsoring a two-day men’s bowls tournament on North Stradbroke Island, the Bayside Blues Festival and Relish Redlands, a fine food and wine festival to be held at Raby Bay Marina.

She said the latest round of grants included funding for conservation projects in Moreton Bay to engage local volunteers to map coral and reef habitat, and research into dolphin populations.

“Council has also supported an outreach program on the Southern Moreton Bay Islands, emergency service training camps for young people, and first aid training for members of the Redlands Aero Model Soarers, Cleveland-Thornlands Cricket Club and the Redlands Hockey Association.

“There was also funding for Salt Water Murris, the Old School House Gallery, and Multicap Limited as well as Calisto Park Equestrian Centre, who provide animal therapy and horse riding for those with a disability.”

See the full list of recipients here. Applications for the next round of community grants will open on 18 July and 15 August for sponsorship. The Councillors’ Small Grants program will also reopen next month.

Islands inspire new art exhibitions


Works drawing on the natural beauty of our islands and their unique ecosystems will feature in two new exhibitions to open this week at Redland Art Gallery, Cleveland.

From Sunday 24 April to Sunday 5 June 2016, Ground/Passage: Poetic mapping of Russell Island by Sharon Jewell will be exhibited alongside Medicinal Plant Cycles: Renata Buziak.

Redland City Mayor Karen Williams said the exhibitions featured a fascinating collection of artworks inspired by environmental elements of Russell Island and Minjerribah (North Stradbroke Island).

“Award-winning artist and QUT lecturer Sharon Jewell has created a fascinating perspective of Russell Island, the island that she has called home for the past decade,” she said.

“Developed from her intimate view of the island, the materials used in Ground/Passage Poetic mapping of Russell Island have been carefully selected to maintain a strong sense of the island’s identity.”

Cr Williams said the art featured in Medicinal Plant Cycles: Renata Buziak was inspired by natural science and cycles of decay and renewal of plants, as well as the passing on of knowledge and the cycle of time and seasons.

“Informed by extensive discussions with the island’s Quandamooka community, the images illustrate the constant flux of nature, revealing the beauty of decomposition and transformation,” she said.

“Created using time-lapse photography, the images of medicinal plants are based on a fusion of organic and photographic materials in a process of decomposition that Buziak terms the biochrome.

“The exhibition also includes time-lapse videos recording the blossoming and movement of fungi and microbes and excerpts from conversations with several Quandamooka People recorded during research for the exhibition.”

Join the official opening of Medicinal Plant Cycles: Renata Buziak and Ground/Passage: Poetic mapping of Russell Island on Friday 22 April at 6pm.

To RSVP, please call 3030 4163 or email by Thursday 21 April 2016.

A free morning tea and artist floor talks will be held on Sunday 24 April from 11.30am.

Redland Art Gallery, Cleveland is located on the corner of Middle and Bloomfield Streets, Cleveland. Click here for more information about the gallery and its exhibitions.

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Renata Buziak

 

 

Entries open for the 2016 Redland Art Awards


Entries are now open for the prestigious Redland Art Awards, a contemporary biennial painting competition presented by Redland Art Gallery and open to all Australian artists.

Redland Art Gallery director Stephanie Lindquist said the long-running competition featured four awards this year, with more than $20,000 in prize money on offer.

“With a thriving arts community and strong cultural appreciation, the Redlands has developed a reputation as a significant regional arts centre in Australia and these awards are highly regarded, drawing interest from distinguished artists nationwide,” she said.

“First held in 1981, the Redland Art Awards was established by a small group of local artists known as the Redland Yurara Art Society, which is among Queensland’s oldest art societies.

“In 2014, the awards attracted 250 entries from artists across the country, with 49 finalists featured in the exhibition and the major prize awarded to acclaimed Indigenous artist Margaret Loy Pula, for her geometric bush potato artwork Anatye.

Margaret Loy Pula's award winning artwork Anatye

Margaret Loy Pula’s award winning artwork Anatye

Ms Lindquist said the awards accepted paintings in oil, acrylic, watercolour, pastel and mixed media, with the winning entry awarded an acquisitive first prize of $15,000.

“There is also $4000 for the runner-up, $2500 for the winner of the Local Environment Prize and $500 for the Meredith Foxton People’s Choice Award, which is sponsored by the Redland Yurara Art Society,” she said.

“Birkdale visual artist Anita West won the Peoples’ Choice Award in 2014, with Kevin Chin winning second prize for a four-panel artwork and Jun Chen winning the Local Environment Prize for his portrait of the Brisbane River.”

This year’s judges are Kyla McFarlane (Acting Curatorial Manager of Australian Art at the Queensland Art Gallery I Gallery of Modern Art), Judy Watson (internationally recognised Indigenous artist and winner of the 2015 Australia Council Visual Arts Award) and gallery directors Stephanie Lindquist and Emma Bain (Redland Art Gallery).

Entries for the Redland Art Awards close on Friday 12 August 2016, with the winners announced on 14 October and a free exhibition of short-listed works on show from Sunday 16 October to Sunday 27 November. Visit the Redland Art Awards website to download an entry form or contact Redland Art Gallery on (07) 3829 8484.

Presented by Redland Art Gallery, the Redland Art Awards are an initiative of the Redland City Council in conjunction with event sponsors Stark Creations and Redland Yurara Art Society.

Award-winning Australian landscape artworks coming to the Redlands


Contrasting perspectives of Queensland’s natural beauty, iconic local architecture and common urban infrastructure will be showcased in two new exhibitions to open next month at Redland Art Gallery, Cleveland.

From Sunday 6 March to Sunday 17 April 2016, a selection of winning entries of the prestigious Tattersall’s Club Landscape Art Prize will be exhibited alongside Unregulated Spaces: Dennis McCart, a series of oil paintings of overlooked contemporary landscapes.

Redland City Council’s General Manager of Community and Customer Service Louise Rusan said the exhibitions featured a fascinating collection of artworks that profiled Queensland landscapes from different perspectives.

“Curated by Bernie Hollett to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the club, and 25 years of their esteemed national art award, Tattersall’s Club Landscape Art Prize will feature 15 award-winning artworks inspired by the landscapes of Queensland,” she said.

“From the fertile plains of the Darling Downs and rolling hills around Bundaberg to iconic contemporary infrastructure along the Brisbane River, the Tattersall’s Club Landscape Art Prize will exhibit in the Redlands as the first of a six-venue regional tour of the state during 2016-2017 thanks to Museums and Galleries Queensland.

“With works by some of Australia’s most celebrated landscape artists, including Gordon Shepherdson, John Caldwell, Michael Nelson Jagamara, Davida Allen, Sybil Curtis, Maureen Hansen and Joe Furlonger, the exhibition showcases a range of painting styles.”

Davida Allen, Cattle in Fog at Sunrise 2010

Davida Allen, Cattle in Fog at Sunrise 2010. Courtesy of Tattersall’s Club Landscape Art Prize Collection.

Ms Rusan said the second exhibition of landscapes profiled commonplace yet largely unnoticed aspects of modern society.

Unregulated Spaces adds a unique perspective to unremarkable landscapes located on the fringes of modern cities and suburbs, including freeway overpasses and bridges, railway lines, transmission tower corridors, suburban creeks, scrubland, and abandoned quarries,” she said.

“Created by Brisbane artist Dennis McCart, these oft unseen elements have been transformed into places of possibility and beauty through oil painting.”

Join the official opening of Tattersall’s Club Landscape Art Prize and Unregulated Spaces: Dennis McCart on Friday 4 March at 6pm. To RSVP, please call 3030 4163 or email gallery@redland.qld.gov.au by Wednesday 2 March 2016.

A free morning tea and floor talks on the exhibitions will be held on Sunday, 6 March 2016 from 11.30am.

Tattersall’s Club Landscape Art Prize is organised by Tattersall’s Club and toured by Museums and Galleries Queensland, with support from the Queensland Government through Arts Queensland.

Redland Art Gallery, Cleveland is located on the corner of Bloomfield and Middle Streets, Cleveland. Visit the Redland Art Gallery website for more information about the gallery and its exhibitions.

Geometricks II celebrates the pattern of life


A new exhibition at Redland Art Gallery, Cleveland focuses on the order that can be found behind the chaos of daily life.

Redland City Council cultural spokesperson Cr Lance Hewlett said the exhibition Geometricks II: Lyndal Hargrave, on display from Sunday 17 May – Sunday 28 June 2015, encouraged viewers to immerse themselves in the patterns and forms around them.

“Patterns surround us and affect our lives without us even realising it. This exhibition gives us the opportunity to stop and reflect on this,” Cr Hewlett said.

“Redlands-based artist Lyndal Hargrave has brought the art in geometry to life.”

Artist Lyndal Hargrave said she had been inspired by how geometry is used to measure and analyse so many components of our lives.

“I have long been fascinated by the underlying order of things, the sense of pattern that lies beneath the chaos of life and a belief that everything is somehow connected within that pattern,” Lyndal said.

“Geometry is at the heart of my investigation just as it is at the heart of our understanding of the universe, from the patterns of spider webs to the movement of the planets.”

To celebrate Geometricks II: Lyndal Hargrave an exhibition opening will be held at 6pm on Friday 15 May 2015.

To attend the opening, RSVP by Wednesday 13 May 2015, phone (07) 3030 4163 or email: gallery@redland.qld.gov.au.

A morning tea and floor talk with the artist will be held from 11.30am on Sunday 24 May 2015.

Redland Art Gallery, Cleveland is located at Cnr of Middle and Bloomfield Streets, Cleveland.

For more information on this and other Redland Art Gallery exhibitions visit http://artgallery.redland.qld.gov.au.

Entries called for new Redland Art Awards


Entries are now open for the prestigious biennial Redland Art Awards.

This national painting prize is now presented by Redland Art Gallery as a major Redland City Council initiative.

First held in 1981, Redland Art Awards was established by a small group of local artists known as Redland Yurara Art Society, which is among Queensland’s oldest art societies.

The contemporary painting competition, which offers a prize pool of more than$20,000, is open to all Australian artists.

Redland City Mayor Karen Williams said Council’s support for the long-running competition underscored the City’s reputation as a significant regional arts centre.

“That this event is now in its 29th year is testament to our thriving arts community and strong cultural appreciation in the Redlands,’’ Cr Williams said.

“It is why the Redland Art Awards have become so popular with artists across Australia as well as residents who appreciate and enjoy our galleries.’’

Redland City Arts, Culture and Innovation spokesman Paul Bishop said 390 entries were submitted for last year’s competition, with 45 short-listed for display.

“We are expecting that to be exceeded this year,’’ Cr Bishop said.

“This is a highly regarded competition with an acquisitive first prize of $15,000 and $4000 for the runner-up,’’ Cr Bishop said.

“There’s also $2500 for the winner of the Local Environment Prize and $500 for the Meredith Foxton People’s Choice Award, which is sponsored by Redland Yurara Art Society.

“The real highlight though comes on Sunday 12 October when all the finalists go on display at Redland Art Gallery, Cleveland.’’

This year’s judges are Maud Page (Acting Deputy Director, Curatorial and Collection Development, Queensland Art Gallery I Gallery of Modern Art), Joe Furlonger (award-winning Australian artist and former recipient of Moet & Chandon Fellowship) and Stephanie Lindquist (Director, Redland Art Gallery).

Entries for the Redland Art Awards close on 29 July.

Download an entry form or contact Redland Art Gallery on (07) 3829 8484.

Redland Gallery shows the nature of art


Art meets nature in two exhibitions opening at the Cleveland and Capalaba Redland Art Galleries.

The Bird People at the Capalaba gallery showcases the work of Samuel Blanch who uses acrylics to uniquely capture his fascination with birds.

bird-people

Exhibition details

TITLE OF EXHIBITION: The Bird People
Samuel Blanch

WHERE: Redland Art Gallery, Capalaba
WHEN: Until Saturday 12 July 2014

A second exhibition entitled Bimblebox: art – science – nature, which looks at western Queensland’s Bimblebox Nature Refuge is on show at Redland Art Gallery, Cleveland and is in partnership with Museum and Gallery Services Queensland.

Bimblebox: art – science – nature exhibition is on tour thanks to a $81,254 Visions of Australia grant.

The exhibition looks at western Queensland’s Bimblebox Nature Refuge, its environmental, social and scientific significance and an artist group’s creative response to their experience of this unique but threatened environment.

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Exhibition details

TITLE OF EXHIBITION: Bimblebox: art – science – nature

WHERE: Redland Art Gallery, Cleveland

WHEN: Until Sunday 29 June