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Exhibition showcase unique take on bird-life


A fascination with birds has produced unique artworks that will be exhibited at the Redland Art Gallery, Capalaba from Monday 12 May.

The Bird People is an exhibition of paintings by regional Queensland artist Samuel Blanch on display until Saturday 12 July.

Redland City Council art, culture and innovation spokesman Cr Paul Bishop said Blanch’s work showcased a unique take on our feathered friends.

“The Redlands are home to a variety of bird-life so I’m sure many locals and visitors to the area will be interested in this exhibition and the way it portrays the relationship with nature,” he said.

“Influenced by a fascination with birds, Blanch expressively uses bold colours with simple images emerging, leaving a sense of his experience and the comfortable feelings in the presence of the works.”

Blanch said the exhibition brings the imaginary birds to life through unique imagery captured on canvas.

“Birds have always fascinated me and I like the way they sound. Capturing this on canvas is not easy to do. I enjoy the happy mistake of spontaneity,” Blanch said.

“When I paint it is the mood, full immersion in the blank space of the surface of the canvas – the brush has a life of its own, it gives me life, more so space and stimulation.

“Acrylics go well with water, they run, they wash. I begin each piece with willow charcoal stick – soft scraping onto the cotton duck. The end results are indeterminate, but it pleases me that the process gels, with the synthetic image coming to life.

“Through this leap, and the drain, and the exhilaration of unknown space – simple images emerge leaving a sense of the residues of my experience.”

The Bird People is displayed simultaneously with Bimblebox: art – science – nature at Redland Art Gallery, Cleveland which also focuses on the habitat of regional Queensland.
Exhibition details

TITLE OF EXHIBITION: The Bird People
Samuel Blanch

WHERE: Redland Art Gallery, Capalaba
WHEN: Monday 12 May – Saturday 12 July 2014

Redland Gallery shows the nature of art


Art meets nature in Bimblebox, a special touring exhibition which will launch at Redland Art Gallery, Cleveland, on 18 May in partnership with Museum & Gallery Services Queensland and Bimblebox Nature Refuge.

Bimblebox: art – science – nature will show at the gallery until 29 June before being taken to 10 venues across Queensland, New South Wales, South Australia and Western Australia.

Redland City Council art, culture and innovation spokesman Cr Paul Bishop said launching the exhibition – which will go on tour thanks to a grant of $81,254 from the Australia Council – was a big feather in the gallery’s cap.

“This is further recognition of our gallery’s role as a significant regional arts promoter with the expertise to stage high-quality touring exhibitions,’’ Cr Bishop said.

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.

Featuring the work of 17 artists from Queensland, New South Wales and Tasmania, the exhibition also incorporates aspects of scientific and environmental research and social history of the site.

“This is a very rich and diverse exhibition of works using a variety of mediums which make a statement about this refuge and the threat it faces from mining,’’ Cr Bishop said.

Redland Art Gallery also received funding from the Gordon Darling Foundation to print an exhibition catalogue and to develop a digital application for use on tablets and iPads.

The official opening will be at 6pm on Friday, 16 May, with a performance by exhibiting artists Alison Clouston and Boyd. There will be a panel discussion with curator Beth Jackson and artists Emma Lindsay and Gerald Soworka at the gallery, starting with morning tea at 11.30am on Sunday, 18 May. Information and RSVPs: 3829 8899.

There will also be two art workshops by Bimblebox artists during the exhibition display period, with further information and details for booking on the gallery website.

The Australia Council’s Visions of Australia and Contemporary Touring initiative assists the development and touring of exhibitions of Australian cultural material to regional and remote communities across Australia.

Bimblebox: art – science – nature is a touring exhibition partnered by Museum & Gallery Services Queensland and Redland Art Gallery in association with Bimblebox Nature Refuge. The project has been assisted by the Australian Government through its arts funding and advisory body, the Australia Council for the Arts and the Gordon Darling Foundation.

Universal yet unique exhibition for the Redlands


The plurality of patterns and singularity of prints will be the focus of two contrasting exhibitions by local artists at the Redland Art Gallery, Cleveland.

Pattern: A Universal Phenomenon by Kay Faulkner is a statement on the universality of design, while The art of printmaking: Limited edition prints gives an insight into the work of Brian Hatch, one of Queensland’s pioneer printmakers.

They will run concurrently at the Redland Art Gallery, Cleveland, from Sunday 25 August to Sunday 22 September.

Council spokesman for Arts, Culture and Innovation Paul Bishop (Division 10) said the exhibitions were further examples of the depth of creative talent in the Redlands.

“These exhibitions offer local art lovers a chance to experience two diverse collections from artists whose reputations extend well beyond the boundaries of their homes in the Redlands,’’ Cr Bishop said.

“Our creative artists are some of the most skilled and accomplished leaders in the region.

“It is tremendous to see our Redlands Art Gallery showcasing the work of exemplary local innovators.

“Once again, they highlight the Redlands’ standing as a significant regional art centre.’’

Through her work Faulkner, an internationally renowned master weaver who lives in the Redlands, seeks to raise awareness that every crafted pattern is the result of someone’s personal endeavour – and that common themes recur across the ages and the globe.

“Patterns that one would suspect had very local roots can also be found in another continent and many hundreds of years earlier,’’ she says.

“The same pattern may appear extensively in several mediums and in relatively common usage across cultural groups.’’

Faulkner says it is amazing how often a motif can appear in universal usage.

“It is this universality of design that is the focus of this exhibition,’’ she says.

Hatch’s exhibition of limited edition prints exposes how each print is an original work of art with slight variations making it unique.

Hatch, who studied and worked extensively in London and New York and now lives at Cleveland, was one of Queensland’s first printmakers and educators and includes plates and woodblocks in his exhibitions to help unlock the mysteries of the limited edition print.

“My approach to printmaking covers a wide variety of subject matter and techniques, and the use of a computer helps me to work out the ideas I wish to print using the appropriate medium for each image,’’ he says.

In 2008 the National Gallery of Australia bought 12 Hatch prints for its collection, with his work also represented in the Queensland Art Gallery and Redlands Regional Art Gallery.

The opening for both exhibitions will be at 6pm on Friday 23 August, with RSVPs (phone 3030 4163 or email gallery@redland.qld.gov.au) due by Wednesday 21 August.

You also can join the gallery for morning tea at 11am on Sunday 25 August and listen to the artists talk about their works from noon.

THE DETAILS

What: Pattern: A Universal Phenomenon by Kay Faulkner and The art of printmaking: Limited edition prints by Brian Hatch.

Where: Redland Art Gallery, Cleveland.

When:  Sunday 25 August – Sunday 22 September, 2013.

Admission: Free.

Information: (07) 3829 8899 or email gallery@redland.qld.gov.au.

Brian Hatch, Carlo Sand Blow 2012, collagraph on paper. Courtesy of the artist.

Brian Hatch, Carlo Sand Blow 2012, collagraph on paper. Courtesy of the artist.

Art quilts on show at Capalaba


The wonderful world of contemporary art quilting will be on show at the Redland Art Gallery, Capalaba, from Monday 19 August.

Each of the stunning quilts in the State of the Art 13 exhibition, which runs to Saturday 28 September, is a personal commentary by the artist, inviting the observer to see themselves and the world in a new way.

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Selected by Lisa Walton, a nationally and internationally renowned quilt media artist, the art quilts created by the Queensland Quilters Art Quilts group highlight the diversity of techniques and subject matter art quilters are exploring today.

Representing the work of quilters from Redlands, Brisbane, Bundaberg, Toowoomba, Sunshine Coast and Gold Coast, State of the Art 13 encourages innovation and experimentation in contemporary textile art.

The original quilts explore themes as diverse as the floods, the Australian landscape and personal stories.

Featured quilters include Sue Dennis, Mel Forrest, Linda Robertus and Kate Oszko, among others; with works ranging from more traditional techniques and materials, to art quilts incorporating hessian, denim and digital images.

This is the group’s annual juried exhibition and showcases quilts as an art form while aiming to inspire others to venture into art quilting.
Event details

What: State of the Art 13, Queensland Quilters Art Quilts group
Where: Redland Art Gallery, Capalaba Place, Noeleen Street, Capalaba.
When: Monday 19 August – Saturday 28 September, 2013.
Admission: Free.
Information: (07) 3829 8899 or email gallery@redland.qld.gov.au

Image: Sue Dennis’s art quilt Shake the tree (detail) 2012. Photo: Courtesy of the artist.

Cartoons connect kids with their community


Redland Art Gallery, Capalaba will host a ‘gallery-grown’ exhibition of local children’s artworks from Tuesday 11 June – Wednesday 14 August 2013.

Cartoon Connection: Art by Kids 4 Kids showcases comics created by children at the Redland Art Gallery during recent school holiday workshops.

Under the guidance of professional artists, local children took part in Kids’ APT7 on Tour, a program of activities developed by contemporary Australian, Asian and Pacific artists in conjunction with The 7th Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art (APT7) at Queensland Art Gallery | Gallery of Modern Art in Brisbane.

Redland City Council spokesperson for Arts, Culture and Innovation Cr Paul Bishop said the exhibition connected local children to their creativity and how art can communicate their thoughts and dreams.

“It was wonderful to see families and children visiting Redland Art Gallery, taking part in the Kids’ APT7 on Tour cartoon workshops and having a great time last school holidays,” Cr Bishop said.

“The artwork from those workshops will now be proudly displayed at our Capalaba Gallery, allowing local kids to share their stories with the community in a new way with the new art styles and techniques they have learned.”

Redland Art Gallery, Capalaba will also host a free morning tea 11am Wednesday 26 June 2013 for families to view Cartoon Connection, take part in exhibition drop-in activities and enjoy some refreshments.

Redland Art Gallery, Capalaba is located at Capalaba Place, Noeleen Street, Capalaba.

Opening hours:

  • Monday, Tuesday and Friday: 8.30am-5pm
  • Wednesday 9am-5pm
  • Thursday 8.30am-7.30pm
  • Saturday 9am-4pm.

For more information, contact Redland Art Gallery on 3829 8899.

Sarah Armstrong, aged 9, The Crazy One 2013, felt pen on paper. Courtesy of the artist.

Sarah Armstrong, aged 9, The Crazy One 2013, felt pen on paper. Courtesy of the artist.

‘Going Public’ exhibition shines light on artists’ inner sanctum


A new exhibition at Redland Art Gallery, Cleveland provides a fascinating insight into artists’ creative spaces.

Going Public, a photographic exhibition by Richard Nolan-Neylan runs from Sunday 26 May to Sunday 30 June, and brings the private space of featured artists’ studios and workshops into the public realm.

Curated by Jacqueline Armitstead, this exhibition plays with concepts of the ‘gaze’ while also broadening our understanding of the artist, their creative spaces and processes. Traditional roles are reversed with the artist becoming the ‘subject’ for the gallery viewer’s contemplation.

Prominent Queensland artists featured include June Tupicoff, Judy Watson, Deborah Porch, Lisa Adams, Richard Bell, Mona Ryder, Ian Smith, Donna Marcus and Laurie Nilson amongst others.

Redland City Council spokesperson for Arts, Culture and Innovation Cr Paul Bishop said the exhibition provided unique insights into the creative process.

“Beautiful art in its own right, this exhibition casts lights on how the creative process is different for every artist,” Cr Bishop said.

“From the paint splattered floors of Richard Bell’s studios to the roof-high collection of pots and pans in Donna Marcus’s studio, we gain a rare glimpse into what inspires them and how they bring their art to life.”

“In an exciting addition to this exhibition, Going Public is complemented by Going Local, new works by Richard Nolan-Neylan profiling Queensland artists with a strong connection to the Redlands and Moreton Bay region.”

Going Local will also be displayed in the Cleveland Gallery with featured artists including Belinda Close, Carl Warner, Julie Shepherd, Jack Oudyn, Lucinda Elliott, Sharon Jewell, Luke Roberts, Lyndal Hargrave and Michael Zavros.

To celebrate Going Public and Going Local, Redland Art Gallery, Cleveland will hold an official opening 11am Sunday 26 May.

RSVP acceptances by Thursday 23 May 2013 to RSVP line: (07) 3030 4163 or email: gallery@redland.qld.gov.au

Going Public and Going Local photographer Richard Nolan-Neylan will also hold a floor talk 12 noon on Wednesday 29 May 2013 to speak about works from the exhibition. No bookings required.

Redland Art Gallery, Cleveland is located corner of Bloomfield and Middle Streets, Cleveland and is open 9am-4pm Monday to Friday and 9am-2pm on Sundays.

Richard Nolan-Neylan, Donna Marcus, Studio Portrait 2012, photographic print. Courtesy of the artist.

Richard Nolan-Neylan, Donna Marcus, Studio Portrait 2012, photographic print. Courtesy of the artist.

Asia Pacific art activities come to Redland City


Exciting drop-in art activities for kids and families will come to Redland City when the Kids’ 7th Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art Tour (Kids’ APT7 on Tour) visits Redland Art Gallery, Capalaba from 10am – 2pm on Wednesday 10 April 2013 at the Capalaba Library Artspace.

Redland City Council spokesperson for Arts, Culture and Innovation Cr Paul Bishop said the Kids’ APT7 tour was a great opportunity for families to experience contemporary art from the Asia Pacific region and interact with the artists’ activities.

“I encourage any parents looking for school holiday activities to come along to the free Kids APT7 event at Capalaba and give their kids a unique chance to view, and participate in, multicultural art projects,” Cr Bishop said.

“There will be a range of activities for kids to enjoy including drawing, mask-making and other interactive displays.

“We are delighted to be participating in the Kids APT7 tour, and it’s a great example of the fun activities happening in Redlands during Youth Week 2013, which runs from 5-14 April 2013.

‘It’s exciting to see our libraries and galleries being used as vibrant community spaces and learning places.”

Additional free workshops in cartooning with Phil Judd will also be offered on Friday 12 April 2013, featuring the comic art of APT7 artist, Hahan.  Numbers are limited and booking is required.

Queensland Art Gallery | Gallery of Modern Art (QAGOMA) Acting Director Suhanya Raffel said Kids’ APT7 on Tour, part of the Gallery’s flagship exhibition ‘The 7th Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art’ (APT7), would be held at a record 75 venues throughout regional and remote Queensland in 2013.

“This exciting holiday program of artist projects and activities has been developed by QAGOMA’s Children’s Art Centre in collaboration with APT7 artists,” Ms Raffel said.

“The projects include a multimedia interactive that allows users to reveal information from a concealed image via screens of dots, a recipe shared by a Malaysian artist, a drawing activity using Farsi script, a mask-making project, and a short film in which lights and appliances come to life at night to hold parties.”

Artists represented in Kids’ APT7 on Tour are Daniel Boyd (Australia), Tromarama (Indonesia), Roslisham Ismail (aka Ise) (Malaysia), Parastou Forouhar (Iran), Uji Handoko Eko Saputro (aka Hahan) (Indonesia).

With the assistance of Principal Benefactor the Tim Fairfax Family Foundation, GOMA will provide Redland Art Gallery, Capalaba with a free activity booklet that guides children through artist Hahan’s creative processes, drawn from the Children’s Art Centre publication Hahan and friends which was developed in partnership with the artist.

For more detail on Kids’ APT7 on Tour please see qagoma.qld.gov.au/kidsontour

Redland Art Gallery, Capalaba is located at Capalaba Place, Noeleen Street, Capalaba. For workshop bookings and more information on activities and exhibitions, call 3829 8899 or go to www.more2redlands.com.au/ArtGallery

April exhibitions celebrate young and emerging artists


Two new exhibitions opening at Redland Art Gallery, Cleveland in April celebrate young and emerging artists.

Redland City Council spokesperson for Arts, Culture and Innovation Cr Paul Bishop said the exhibitions Unorthodox Aphorism: Yavuz Erkan and How Yesterday Remembers Tomorrow highlighted the experiences of young and emerging artists.

“Both exhibitions take a unique approach to showing how human experiences are reflected in an artist’s work,” Cr Bishop said.

“How Yesterday Remembers Tomorrow demonstrates artists’ styles changing over time as they experience life, whereas Unorthodox Aphorisms by Yavuz Erkan takes common human behaviour and makes it art.”

Both exhibitions will run from Wednesday 10 April to Sunday 19 May 2013 at the Cleveland Gallery, Cnr Middle and Bloomfield Streets, Cleveland.

How Yesterday Remembers Tomorrow from Artspace, Sydney features work by Lauren Brincat, Sean Cordeiro & Claire Healy, Todd McMillan, Ms&Mr, Tony Schwensen and Sam Smith, all past recipients of the Helen Lempriere Travelling Art Scholarship for emerging artists.

This exhibition places early works of each artist or art partnership with more recent works, showing the journey an artist takes in their creative career- how the challenges they face, and techniques they learn, affect the artistic process.

The exhibition encourages viewers to rediscover the past to look to the future and ranges across photography, drawing, digital video and installation.

A How Yesterday Remembers Tomorrow floor talk will be held 12 noon Sunday 14 April 2013, where curator Mark Feary will speak about the exhibition. Everyone is welcome to attend, bookings not required.

In Unorthodox Aphorisms: Yavuz Erkan the viewers are invited to distance themselves from their conventional routines. Artist Yavuz Erkan seeks to encourage empathy for minority voices in society and celebrates diversity and nonconformity.

To create works in this exhibition Yavuz Erkan has performed impulsively against a bare wall in front of the camera, capturing a unique perspective on humanity and masculinity.

Yavuz Erkan’s works have featured in exhibitions throughout Australia and the United States and he was the winner of Queensland Centre for Photography’s 2011 Youngblood Editions award.

Yavuz will conduct a floor talk for Unorthodox Aphorisms 2pm Tuesday 16 April 2013 via Skype from Istanbul, Turkey. Everyone is welcome to attend, bookings not required.

Official opening event for both exhibitions:
To celebrate the opening of How Yesterday Remembers Tomorrow and Unorthodox Aphorisms: Yavuz Erkan, there will be an official opening 11am Sunday 14 April 2013 at Redland Art Gallery, Cleveland.

RSVP acceptances by Thursday 11 April 2013 to RSVP line: (07) 3030 4163 or email: gallery@redland.qld.gov.au.

Redland Art Gallery, Cleveland is open 9am-4pm Monday to Friday and 9am-2pm on Sundays.

How Yesterday Remembers Tomorrow is supported by the NSW Government through Arts NSW as a result of the Visual Arts and Craft Strategy. An Artspace exhibition toured by Museums and Galleries NSW.

For more information on these, and other upcoming exhibitions, call 3829 8899 or go to www.more2redlands.com.au/ArtGallery

Yavuz Erkan, Bubble Gum 2011, archival pigment print. Courtesy of the artist.

Yavuz Erkan, Bubble Gum 2011, archival pigment print. Courtesy of the artist.

Sam Smith, Video Camera [HDW-F900/3] 2007. Installation view, Artspace, Sydney. Courtesy of the artist. Photo by silversalt photography

Sam Smith, Video Camera [HDW-F900/3] 2007. Installation view, Artspace, Sydney. Courtesy of the artist. Photo by silversalt photography

Redland Art Gallery, Capalaba celebrates National Youth Week


To celebrate National Youth Week 2013, Redland Art Gallery has created a special exhibition Youth: in Transit to promote young and emerging artists.

National Youth Week 2013 runs from 5-14 April and encourages young people around Australia to participate and “Be Active, Be Happy, Be You!”

To coincide with national celebrations, Youth: in Transit will run from Monday 8 April – Wednesday 5 June 2013 at Redland Art Gallery, Capalaba.

The exhibition includes works in the Redland Art Gallery Collection and has been created by emerging young curator Dominique Macedo.

Featured artists include Simone Eisler, Julie Reeves and Joachim Froese, among others, with themes drawing on youth, reinvention and immortality.

Young people from Tania’s Arthouse, a local art studio, have also responded to create their own interpretation of the Redland Art Gallery Collection art works. These works vary in size and medium and echo the students’ artistic ability and understanding of the exhibition’s theme. They also serve to highlight the artistic talent of the area.

On Thursday 11 April 2013, all young people are invited to a Youth Drop-in at 6pm at the Redland Art Gallery, Capalaba to view the exhibition and enjoy live entertainment by local band Rawr Vanity.
Redland City Council spokesperson for Arts, Culture and Innovation Cr Paul Bishop said National Youth Week was the perfect opportunity to celebrate the creativity and vitality young people bring to the arts.

“Youth Week is the largest celebration of young people in Australia and Council, through Redland Art Gallery, is delighted to be able to contribute such a positive and uplifting exhibition to the national calendar of events,” Cr Bishop said.

“Youth: in Transit shows the depth of talent our young people possess, while also highlighting the political and social issues that affect them.”

“I encourage young and old alike to support this exhibition and celebrate how the young artists and curator have brought this wonderful collection to life.”

On Thursday 2 May 2013 at 5pm emerging curator Dominique Macedo and selected Tania’s Arthouse students will speak about works in the exhibition. All welcome.

Youth: in Transit is supported by Redland City Council, Redland Libraries and Youth Arts Queensland.

For more information on this exhibition, and other upcoming exhibitions, call 3829 8899 or go to www.more2redlands.com.au/ArtGallery

Redland Art Gallery, Capalaba is located at Capalaba Place, Noeleen Street, Capalaba with opening hours:

  • Monday, Tuesday and Friday: 8.30am-5pm
  • Wednesday: 9am-5pm
  • Thursday: 8.30am-7.30pm
  • Saturday: 9am-4pm.
Julie Reeves, Dark Garden 4 2007, oil on canvas. Redland Art Gallery Collection. Donated through the Australian Government’s Cultural Gifts Program by Julie Reeves, 2012. Courtesy of the artist. Photography by Carl Warner.

Julie Reeves, Dark Garden 4 2007, oil on canvas. Redland Art Gallery Collection. Donated through the Australian Government’s Cultural Gifts Program by Julie Reeves, 2012. Courtesy of the artist. Photography by Carl Warner.

Redland Art Gallery celebrates 10 years with two stellar exhibitions


Be part of Redland Art Gallery’s 10th birthday celebrations by attending two stellar exhibitions at its Cleveland and Capalaba locations.

The two exhibitions Collection and Place: A Decade On – Redland Art Gallery celebrates 10 years and Island Glide: An exhibition of Surf, Sound and Image from Stradbroke Island will both run throughout February and March.

Exhibition Details

Collection and Place: A Decade On – Redland Art Gallery celebrates 10 years
Redland Art Gallery, Capalaba 29 January – 26 March 2013
Redland Art Gallery, Cleveland 7 February – 28 March 2013

Island Glide: An exhibition of Surf, Sound and Image from Stradbroke Island
Redland Art Gallery, Cleveland 7 February – 28 March 2013

Redland City Deputy Mayor Alan Beard encouraged Redland residents, visitors, and all art lovers to visit these exhibitions which profile the Redland Art Gallery’s collection and the unique collaborative work of local Stradbroke Island artists.

“Redland Art Gallery is a vibrant award-winning regional gallery we can all be proud of. Since opening on 14 February 2003, the gallery has hosted over 220 innovative and culturally diverse exhibitions and featured works by more than 2100 artists,” Cr Beard said.

Collection and Place: A Decade On – Redland Art Gallery celebrates 10 years will show at the gallery’s Cleveland and Capalaba locations. Floor talks and workshops will be held throughout the exhibition, starting with a curator’s floor talk at Cleveland on 19 February. For more detail, visit www.more2redlands.com.au/ArtGallery.

It will showcase the works of 10 prominent artists featured in the Redland Art Gallery Collection and includes additional recent loan works by these artists.

Guest curator Ross Searle, who has an intimate knowledge of the gallery collection, has included artwork by Leigh Camilleri, Belinda Close, Lawrence Daws, Fiona Foley, Noel McKenna, Nicola Moss, Luke Roberts, Julie Shepherd, Carl Warner and Judy Watson in the exhibition. All have practised as artists in Queensland.

Covering a diverse range of media, these artists are recognised for their contribution to the visual arts within a regional, state, national or, in some cases, international context.

Island Glide: An exhibition of Surf, Sound and Image from Stradbroke Island, will show at Redland Art Gallery, Cleveland.

Island Glide draws together two of Stradbroke Island’s intrinsic subcultures – creativity and surfing.

Featuring the works of Jess (Allom) Scott, Adrian Scott, Marty Smith, and Clara Durbidge and Chris Hutton (as the Salt Lick’n Hicks), this multimedia installation includes hand-painted and sculpted surfboards, photographs of island locals and landscapes, and music written on and about Stradbroke Island. Driftwood and sand add ambience to the sights, sounds and stories portrayed.

Cr Beard said that it was important to nurture local talent, and that the Island Glide project received funding from the Regional Arts Development Fund, a Queensland Government and Redland City Council partnership to support local arts and culture.

“Our island communities are an intrinsic part of the Redlands and we acknowledge the creative energy that seems to flow from them. After its Redland Art Gallery exhibition, Island Glide will also show at Point Lookout over the Easter long weekend,” Cr Beard said.

Image: Luke Roberts, Paradise painting (Cylinder Beach) 2005, Oil over synthetic polymer paint on canvas. Redland Art Gallery Collection. Acquired in 2005 with Redland Art Gallery Acquisition Funds. Courtesy of the artist. Photographed by Carl Warner.

Image: Luke Roberts, Paradise painting (Cylinder Beach) 2005, Oil over synthetic polymer paint on canvas. Redland Art Gallery Collection. Acquired in 2005 with Redland Art Gallery Acquisition Funds. Courtesy of the artist. Photographed by Carl Warner.

Image: Jess (Allom) Scott, Squid, Glide Surfboard 5’10 twin fin. Courtesy of the artist.

Image: Jess (Allom) Scott, Squid, Glide Surfboard 5’10 twin fin. Courtesy of the artist.

Image: Marty Smith, Adder 2010, type c photograph. Courtesy of the artist.

Image: Marty Smith, Adder 2010, type c photograph. Courtesy of the artist.