In Ruby and Hunter, stories relating to Claudia Moondoonuthi’s place of belonging, Kaiadilt Country of Bentinck Island in the Gulf of Carpentaria, QLD are represented through reflections on culture, identity and family ties. Inspired by her two dogs named Ruby and Hunter, Moondoonuthi honours her people’s innate relationship with dingos, and a shared understanding of the land and each other. These narratives are translated through vibrant paintings and sculptural forms that embody a deep connection to Country nurtured during Claudia Moondoonuthi’s formative years.
Jo Dickson, Greenware 2016, ceramics. Courtesy of the artist.
Island Made showcases functional objects handmade by Quandamooka and non-Indigenous artists and makers living on Southern Moreton Bay, Coochiemudlo and North Stradbroke Islands. Comprising exceptional objects made for ordinary use, the exhibition includes ceramics, woven baskets, bags, silverware and crab pots.
Leah King-Smith, Painted Warrior (detail) 2016, digital still. Courtesy of the artist.
Nandeebie Dreemz presents the work and stories of first nation’s peoples from around the world. Visitors can explore the liminality of media works by Indigenous artists, working in the digital space. In this space, transition is constant, stories and dreemz are told and possibility is always present.
Nandeebie Dreemz runs in conjunction with Nandeebie Screen, an eclectic mix of short and feature films, documentaries and digital arts screenings at Redland Performing Arts Centre (20 – 21 May), culminating with a winter solstice community screening on Coochiemudlo Island.
Adrian King, Australia (1974–2013) All Blacks 2005, synthetic polymer paint on canvas. Purchased 2006. Queensland Art Gallery Foundation Collection: Queensland Art Gallery.
Highlights from the Queensland Art Gallery | Gallery of Modern Art’s landmark 2013 Indigenous Australian art exhibition will visit Redland Art Gallery in 2017. My Country, I Still Call Australia Home: Contemporary Art from Black Queensland is the latest QAGOMA exhibition to travel throughout regional Queensland. The touring version of My Country features more than 25 works by 20 artists. The exhibition includes artworks from the QAGOMA holdings of Indigenous Australian painting, sculpture, fibre art, prints and photography which explore the history, contemporary issues and geographic country of Queensland’s Indigenous peoples.
Lola Greeno, Warrener necklace 2014, warrener shells and wire. Photography by John Lemming and courtesy of the artist.
Internationally respected, Tasmanian Indigenous artist Lola Greeno’s award winning talent in shell-working is magnificently displayed in this solo exhibition of 50 highly visual and textural works, each uniquely championing the traditions and culture of the Indigenous women of Tasmania’s Cape Barren and Flinders Islands.
Louise Olsen, Moon Table. Photographed by Eleanor Ackland.
Originally meeting at art school, Louise Olsen and Stephen Ormandy have shared an incredible creative partnership for over 30 years. This showcase of vibrant sculptural forms features new work created for Hazelhurst.
Saputro (aka Hahan), Uji Handoko Eko, Indonesia b.1983, The New Prophet (from ‘Trinity’ series), 2011. Polyester resin and air brush, ed. Purchased 2011. Queensland Art Gallery Foundation, Collection: QAGOMA.
A selection of works drawn from the 7th Asia-Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art (APT7) held at Brisbane’s Queensland Art Gallery | Gallery of Modern Art (QAGOMA). APT7 featured the Triennial’s largest representation to date of artists from Indonesia.
Indo Pop showcases a diverse group of works in a variety of styles and media. The regional tour of Indo Pop includes video and digital works from artist collective Tromarama, together with the explosively coloured painting, The Journey (2011) by Uji Handoko Eko Saputro (Hahan).
Indo Pop: Indonesian Art from APT7 is a touring exhibition developed by the Queensland Art Gallery | Gallery of Modern Art.
Louis Pratt, King Coal, 2015, coal and coal dust, resin, fibreglass and steel. Photographer: Boaz Nothman.
With clothes being printed from desktop computers and organs being manufactured in labs, 3D printing continues to revolutionise design as we know it. Shapeshifters centres on these new methods of making by drawing on the high-tech and rapidly evolving industry of 3D printing and fluid extrusion methodology. Featuring seven Australian and one international artist, the exhibition includes jewellery, furniture, prosthetics and digital interactive sound works.
Shapeshifters is an Australian Design Centre Touring Exhibition, developed in partnership with Western Plains Cultural Centre.
Australian Design Centre is supported by the Visual Arts and Craft Strategy, an initiative of the Australian, State and Territory Governments. Australian Design Centre is assisted by the New South Wales Government through Arts NSW, and the Australian government through the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body.
Saturday, 4 February, 2017 to Saturday, 29 April, 2017
Nanette Balchin, Peta Lloyd and Emma Ward, 'Black Boxes'. Image: Courtesy of the artists.
Caravan of Curiosities encapsulates a sense of journey, adventure or odyssey through the discovery and experience of places, people and 'curious' things.
Nanette Balchin, Peta Lloyd and Emma Ward present a wide diversity of 2D and 3D work encompassing assemblage, artist books, encaustic, painting, drawing, printmaking, amulets and a collaborative work of curious 'Black Boxes'. The exhibition also features an intriguing and interactive installation where audiences are encouraged to reassemble an artwork and photograph themselves with it.
Friday, 25 November, 2016 to Sunday, 2 April, 2017
The work of Denise Green AM came to prominence in 1978, when her paintings in the exhibition New image painting at the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, were recognised for their spare yet resonant visual language. Born in Melbourne, Green grew up in Brisbane and studied in Paris and New York. She settled in New York City in 1969, where she continues to live and work.
Green exhibits regularly in the USA, Europe and Australia, and in recent decades retrospectives of her work have been presented at P.S.1 Center for Contemporary Art/MoMA, New York; Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, and Museum Kurhaus Kleve, Kleve. She is the author of Metonymy in Contemporary Art (2006) and Denise Green: An artist’s odyssey (2012). This exhibition offers an opportunity to reappraise her work, including her recent photo collages.
Denise Green celebrates the major gift of works that the artist’s husband Dr Francis X. Claps MD made to UQ in 2013.
Saturday, 12 November, 2016 to Sunday, 26 February, 2017
Drawing from alternative currencies, banking archives, pop culture and contemporary art, Creative Accounting scratches below the surface of the economic system to reveal money’s enigmatic side. Money is many things at once: an abstract rendering of value; an agent of propaganda; a decorative device. It plays a central role in all of our lives yet is often overlooked as an object of contemplation.
This exhibition will connect diverse local audiences with ideas around currency, economic systems and historical quirks at a time when money is becoming increasingly abstract in the digital age. It will present a multiplicity of ideas, mediums and narratives drawn from a wide sphere, with local archives ‘mined’ for content to complement the international and Australia content.
Creative Accounting includes work by Conrad Bakker, Ian Burns, Penelope Cain, Joachim Froese, Melanie Gilligan, Fiona Hall, Andrew Hurle, Yves Marchand & Romain Meffre, Daniel McKewen, Christine McMillan, Kenzee Patterson, Ryan Presley, David Shapiro and Abdullah MI Syed; alongside objects from the Museum of Applied Arts and Sciences, the Westpac Group Archives, Hawkesbury Regional Museum and various private collections; and ancient coins from UQ’s RD Milns Antiquities Museum.
Tuesday, 3 January, 2017 to Sunday, 12 February, 2017
Since 1990, Tattersall's Club has conducted an acquisitive Landscape Art Prize. This is a prestigious annual event featuring high-calibre works by some of Australia's most celebrated artists working in this genre. In 2015, Tattersall's Club celebrated its 150th anniversary. To celebrate this milestone and to mark 25 years of the Landscape Art Prize, Tattersall's Club Committee has made available a selection of winning entries to tour to regional Queensland centres to share with art lovers and the general public. The exhibition, Tattersall’s Club Landscape Art Prize has been curated by Bernie Hollett, the Club Art Curator, and is being toured with the support of Museums & Galleries Queensland.