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Redland Art Gallery: visit three exhibitions over the festive season

Redland residents and visitors are invited to Redland Art Gallery to view three diverse and thought provoking exhibitions that are sure to appeal to a wide audience.

If ceramics, photography or mixed media is your cup of tea, or you’re just curious, pay us a visit by the end of January 2013 (specific exhibition dates below).

Exhibitions at Redland Art Gallery, Cleveland

The Still Point by Sarah Manser
Sunday 9 December 2012 – Sunday 27 January 2013
Floor talk by exhibiting artist 12 noon, Tuesday 11 December

Sarah Manser uses this exhibition to represent her ‘still point’ through a series of works on paper and related objects. The mud and shadows of the mangrove forests provide inspiration for the Wynnum-based artist, as well as the scraps of nature alongside railway lines and sprouting from the cracks in our urban environments.

Hyperclay – Contemporary ceramics
Sunday 9 December 2012 – Sunday 27 January 2013

Hyperclay profiles eight artists who take ceramics into bold new territories. Whether printing with clay, transforming rejected ceramic objects or playing at the intersection of the digital and the handmade, the artists in Hyperclay are forging new pathways in Australian ceramics. This Object Gallery touring exhibition features the work of Walter Auer, Roderick Bamford, Stephen Bird, Jacqueline Clayton, Andrea Hylands, Addison Marshall, Pip McManus and Paul Wood.

Exhibition at Redland Art Gallery, Capalaba

More seeing is not understanding by Ponch Hawkes
Open until 24 January 2013

Acclaimed Melbourne photographer Ponch Hawkes presents a series of photographs that draw on her memories of chance encounters and ordinary yet arresting moments. Hawkes reconstructed seventeen mysterious, nocturnal scenes and photographed them in a way that encourages us to try and make sense of them.


Image from Still Point exhibition: The tide reveals…2011, ink, wax, charcoal and monoprint on Kozo paper. Courtesy of the artist, Sarah Manser.


Image from Hyperclay exhibition: Rilke and the autoclave 2011, face powder, porcelain, glass funnels and test tubes, measuring scales, antique steriliser unit. Courtesy of the artist, Jacqueline Clayton.


Image from More seeing is not understanding exhibition: Untitled IV from the series Seeing is not understanding 2009 (detail), archival pigment print on cotton paper. Courtesy of the artist, Ponch Hawkes, and Chrysalis Gallery.

Redland Art Awards 2012: winners announced and exhibition open

Visit the Redland Art Gallery, Cleveland until 2 December to view the eagerly awaited Redland Art Awards 2012 exhibition, featuring works from the 45 competition finalists.

Presented by Redland Yurara Art Society and Redland Art Gallery, the Redland Art Awards are a biennial contemporary painting competition open to all Australian artists, featuring four
non-acquisitive prizes totalling $17,000.

The exhibition follows the announcement of Redland Art Awards winners on Saturday night.
Winner: Claudine Marzik for Limestone Walls, synthetic polymer paint on canvas.
Second Place: Gladdy Kemarre Anwekety for Bush Plum, synthetic polymer paint on linen
Third Place: Mark Stewart for Flight over Fitzroy River, oil on canvas

Shorlisting judge David Burnett, Curator, International Art, Queensland Art Gallery and Gallery of Modern Art said the winning entrants had been selected from a national field of artists working in a diverse range of media, theme and subject. It is always difficult to narrow down and short list, in this case, from 45 works.

“Works by the selected entrants range from figurative subjects and landscapes to still life and bold abstract work,” Mr Burnett said.

“Works are of a generally high standard and there are always surprises when you see the works in reality after short listing from photographic images. It is encouraging to see that that there is still such a broad and creative interpretation of what painting can be in an age of digital overload.

“The joy of judging such shows is to be surprised and reminded of how the art of painting continues to provide a conduit of expression for so many artists across Australia.”

Joining Mr Burnett on the judging panel were Dr Laini Burton, Lecturer, Digital Media, Queensland College of Art, Griffith University and Emma Bain, Director, Redland Art Gallery.

To hear more about the Redland Art Awards 2012, join Mr Burnett and Dr Burton for their floor talk at 12 noon, Monday 5 November 2012.

Now it’s your turn to be the judge! Simply visit the Redland Art Awards 2012 exhibition at Redland
Art Gallery, Cleveland and cast your vote for the Peoples’ Choice Award by Thursday 22 November
2012. The exhibition will continue until 2 December 2012.

Claudine Marzik, Limestone walls 2012, Synthetic polymer paint on canvas.

Claudine Marzik, Limestone walls 2012, Synthetic polymer paint on canvas.

October exhibitions highlight local talent

Exhibitions at Redland Art Gallery, Cleveland in October will showcase the talent of two prominent local art groups.

From 14 – 28 October, ‘Art in the Golden Age’ will showcase artists from the Donald Simpson Centre art groups, while ‘Pigments of the Imagination’ will display works of the Coochie Art Group Inc.

Pigments of the Imagination features new representational and abstract work by The Coochie Art Group Inc members in oil, acrylic, watercolour, pastel, drawing and open media.

Art in the Golden Age features artworks by members of The Donald Simpson Over 50’s Leisure Centre located in Cleveland, who meet weekly to learn new techniques and receive encouragement to develop a style of their own.

Retirement years are often referred to as ‘The Golden age’ from which this exhibition draws its title and artworks exhibited explore people and places, past encounters and memories.

To celebrate the opening of this event, an official opening will be held 11am Sunday 14 October 2012 at Redland Art Gallery, Cleveland.

If you would like to attend, please RSVP acceptances by Thursday 11 October 2012 to: (07) 3030 4163 or email: gallery@redland.qld.gov.au

A floor talk for both exhibitions will also be held 12 noon Wednesday 17 October 2012 with exhibiting artists.

The Redland Art Gallery, Cleveland is open Monday to Friday 9am – 4pm and Sunday 9am – 2pm.

Exhibition explores the beauty of botany through textiles

The latest exhibition at Redland Art Gallery, Capalaba draws on the beauty of plants to create unique and inspiring textile and paper-based artworks.

On display from Monday 8 October – Wednesday 28 November 2012, Recollected Patterns: The botany of Walter Hill explores plants cultivated in the Brisbane City Botanic Gardens during colonial botanical botanist Walter hill’s curatorship (1855–81) through artwork by KT Doyle.

KT Doyle is a successful artist and designer, whose pieces have featured in national magazines including Home Beautiful, Vogue Living and Madison.

Doyle has been awarded a number of arts grants and prizes, and was named one of Design Quarterly’s Top Ten Faces and Forces of Design 2011.

In this exhibition, Doyle chose plants that had potential for patternmaking and the artistic merit of the botanical studies, with the aim of creating a new visual language based on these plants.

A floor talk will be held on 12 noon Tuesday 23 October 2012 with exhibiting artist KT Doyle.

The Redland Art Gallery, Capalaba is located at Capalaba Place, Noeleen Street, Capalaba and is open:

Monday, Tuesday and Friday 8.30am – 5.00pm
Wednesday 9am – 5pm
Thursday 8.30am – 7.30pm
Saturday 9am – 4pm

For more information on this exhibition and other exciting exhibitions happening at Redland Art Gallery, please call 3829 8899 or visit www.more2redlands.com.au/ArtGallery

Redland Art Awards 2012 – shortlisted entries announced

Entries for Redland Art Awards 2012 closed on 14 August 2012 with 390 entries received from artists across the country representing 251 artists all vying for a share of the non-acquisitive prize pool of $17,000 including:
158 artists from QLD (including 24 artists from Redlands)

  • 42 artists from NSW
  • 33 artists from VIC
  • Seven artists from WA
  • Four artists from ACT
  • Three artists from TAS
  • Two artists from SA
  • Two artists from NT

The judging panel, consisting of David Burnett (Curator, International Art, Queensland Art Gallery/Gallery of Modern Art), Dr Laini Burton (Lecturer, Digital Media, Queensland College of Art, Griffith University) and Emma Bain (Director, Redland Art Gallery), met on 6 September to select works for inclusion in the Redland Art Awards 2012 exhibition of finalists and had the difficult job of shortlisting to 45 entries. To see the list of finalist please visit the Redland Art Awards website: http://www.redlandartawards.org.au/shortlisted_entries.html

Members of the public are invited to view the exhibition of finalists on display at Redland Art Gallery, Cleveland from Sunday 4 November until Sunday 2 December 2012. There will also be a free public floor talk with the judges at 12 noon, Monday 5 November at Redland Art Gallery, Cleveland.

Exhibition goers are also encouraged to nominate their choice for the Meredith Foxton People’s Choice Award which will be announced at the end of the exhibition.

Redland Yurara Art Society and Redland Art Gallery are pleased to present this locally established biennial national contemporary painting competition. Hosted by Redland Art Gallery since 2006, Redland Art Awards is now celebrating its 28th year.

It is generously supported in 2012 by corporate sponsors Redland City Council, Bayside Bulletin, Golden Cockerel, International Art Services and Stark Creations, along with our event sponsors Art Shed Brisbane, Brown’s Bakery Cafe, Cleveland Picture Framing, Sirromet Winery and Willow & Fox.

Exhibitions put Redlands artists in focus

Two new exhibitions at Redland Art Gallery put the spotlight on Redlands’ talented artists.

In Focus 2012 and Linkages: A Redlands Creative Alliance showcase, both showcase local artists’ works and are on display until 26 August at Redland Art Gallery, Cleveland.

In Focus 2012 is also being presented simultaneously at Redland Art Gallery, Capalaba until Wednesday 3 October.

In Focus 2012 celebrates the wealth of artists living and working in the Redlands, with this year’s artists creating postcard size artworks in response to the theme ‘Art in life’. Works include painting, drawing, mixed media, photography and sculpture.

In Focus 2012 will include works by The Fundamentalists Art Group, Macleay Island Art Complex,
Redland Yurara Art Society, Russell Island Community Arts, Salt Water Murris Quandamooka Art Group, Smart Arts and The Old Schoolhouse Gallery.

Linkages: A Redland Creative Alliance showcase includes artwork by Redlands Creative Alliance members, who express their creativity through a variety of mediums.

The Alliance promotes collaboration and communication between the Redlands’ arts and business communities, serving to broaden public awareness of arts and culture in the area.

Live performances will also be held in conjunction with the Linkages exhibit during August:

Sunday 5 August 2012
Blue Moon Theatre Company – Poetry readings
10am in the mall at the Cleveland Village Farmers Markets
11am Redland Art Gallery, Cleveland

Sunday 12 August 2012
Folk Redlands performance
10am In the mall at the Cleveland Village Farmers Markets
11am Redland Art Gallery, Cleveland

Public performances presented in partnership with Redlands Arts Council.

Dwell at Redland Art Gallery, Capalaba

The latest exhibition at Redland Art Gallery, Capalaba gives adults and children the opportunity to explore the suburban environment through art.

Dwell, showcasing Sue Beyer’s latest series of work, investigates the effect spaces and suburban settings have on an individual’s emotions and behaviour. Her pieces also consider how we use space in an urban context.

Dwell can be viewed at Redland Art Gallery, Capalaba from 21 June to 18 July 2012.

To coincide with this exhibition, Sue Beyer will run a series of free school holiday workshops for children aged 5 – 12 years old. The workshops encourage children to think differently about the places and spaces they experience every day, and make new discoveries.

Children’s workshops: Mapping Your World with Sue Beyer
Tuesday 3 July and Wednesday 4 July 2012
Session times: 10 – 11.15am, 11.30am – 12.45pm, 1.45 – 3pm
Capalaba Artspace
Capalaba Place, Noeleen Street, Capalaba

Participants should wear old clothes and enclosed shoes. All materials provided.

Bookings for children’s workshops are essential as places are strictly limited to 12 children per session. To reserve a place telephone (07) 3829 8484 or email gallery@redland.qld.gov.au

Please note that parents/guardians must remain with children for the duration of the workshop.

Redland Art Gallery, Capalaba is located at Capalaba Place, Noeleen Street, Capalaba and opens Monday, Tuesday and Friday 8.30am – 5pm, Wednesday 9am – 5pm, Thursday 8.30am – 7.30pm and Saturday 9am – 4pm. Admission free.

For more information on exhibitions, contact 3829 8899 or visit www.redland.qld.gov.au.

Let the kids be “wild things” or go to a “Twisted Tea Party” this school holidays

Redland City Council will run a variety of free and low cost activities for children and teens during the June – July school holidays. There will be something for everyone, from skateboarding and art workshops, to a Wild Things Day Out and a Twisted Tea Party.

Fun in the Parks
The ever popular Fun in the Parks will provide four free mornings of fun, from 9 to 11am, for four to 14-year-olds. With mixed games and activities, a climbing wall and jumping castles; all you need to do is turn up and register your child on the day.

Fun in the Parks dates and locations:
Tuesday 26 June: Mount Cotton Community Park, Bayview Village, Valley Way
Thursday 28 June: GJ Walter Park, Shore Street East, Cleveland
Tuesday 3 July: Keith Surridge Park, Windmere Road, Alexandra Hills
Thursday 5 July: Macleay Island, Cnr High Central & South Sea Terrace (opp Community Centre)

Skateboarding workshops
Ten to 16-year-olds can book in for one of six free skateboarding workshops with the crew from Skatebiz. There will be prizes and giveaways.

For the dates and locations of skateboard workshops, visit www.redland.qld.gov.au or www.facebook.com/RedlandsYouth. To book, phone 3829 8233 or email kara.mansley@redland.qld.gov.au. Bookings are essential.

IndigiScapes activities
Redlands IndigiScapes Centre will offer environmental activities suitable for families and children of various ages. Some of the tantalizing titles include Earth Explorer, Creatures of the Dark, and Marvelous Marine Mammals.

Visit www.indigiscapes.com.au for the full details of these activities, which will all be held at IndigiScapes, Runnymede Road, Capalaba. Bookings are essential and can be made at Council’s Cleveland or Capalaba Customer Service Centre or by phoning IndigiScapes on 3824 8611. Children under 8 years old must be accompanied by an adult.

Art for kids
As part of her exhibition, Dwell, showing at Redland Art Gallery, Capalaba; artist Sue Beyer will host her “Mapping your World” workshops for children aged five to twelve.

The workshops encourage children to make new discoveries and to think differently about the places and spaces they experience every day. They will run on 3 and 4 July. For full details, visit www.redland.qld.gov.au and to book, phone3829 8484 or email gallery@redland.qld.gov.au.

Parents/guardians must remain with children for the duration of the workshop.

Library fun
Redland Libraries will offer a number of fun activities in Cleveland, Capalaba and Victoria Point branches.
Wild Things Day Out is suitable for ages six years and under and 3D Design Craft is for children ages eight years and older. No bookings are required for either.

Twisted Tea Party is for ages eight years and older and bookings are essential (phone 3843 8031).
Full details of holiday activities in the library can be viewed at www.redland.qld.gov.au.