Space Pixels is an interactive light installation, made of mirrored stainless steel and intelligent pixels. The shapes and patterns are formed through reflections, changes in light, colour and intensity.
The installation, created by Nathan Street, explores methods for creating volumetric displays, using techniques found in kaleidoscopes. Multiple three-sided mirror kaleidoscopes allow the image to be viewed from multiple angles, creating the illusion of transparency and volume.
Microphones capture transient sound near the work that influence the patterns and intensity of the light. This allows the work to respond to the environment and be explored in playful ways.
Space Pixels is inspired by Atari 2600 computer games. Games like Space Invaders and Asteroids use simple animation techniques to create staggered movement as objects move around the screen, with coloured pixel explosions when asteroids are destroyed.
High Rotation dives into the songs, stories and images of the Brisbane music scene, exploring a world of musicians, managers, labels, producers and venues. Featuring highlights over the past 30 years, High Rotation will reveal a snapshot of how popular music in Brisbane exploded from the local scene onto national and international stages.
From the people who made the local music industry what it is today, hear how Brisbane’s popular music has adapted and responded to dynamic influences ranging from the social and political to the technological.
High Rotation will share the journey of international careers launched from a Brisbane beginning, to the thriving music identity of the artists who stayed local. Immerse yourself in the music, feel the energy and experience the diversity of what makes Brisbane’s popular music scene unique.
New Woman reveals the art, personal stories and enduring legacies of Brisbane’s most significant and ground-breaking female artists over the past 100 years.
Fiercely independent, adventurous and often overlooked, Brisbane’s female artists have employed passion and determination to ensure art in Brisbane finds its voice. Each generation has produced artwork in response to the rapidly changing social, cultural and economic circumstances of the city. New Woman traces vast changes in ideas of gender, artistic styles, subject matter and ways of seeing the world through sculpture, painting and photography.
Works from leading 1920s artists and advocates Daphne Mayo and Vida Lahey set the scene for the vital role women played in gaining respect and investment for the city’s arts. With Brisbane’s decreasing isolation in the following decades, new ideas of modernism and abstraction found unique interpretations in the works of female artists.
While Brisbane artists such as Judy Watson, Fiona Foley, Tracey Moffatt and Davida Allen are contemporary leaders on the world stage, New Woman explores the influence of generations of women before them.
New Woman will include significant historical and contemporary works from the Museum of Brisbane and City of Brisbane Collections, as well as loans from various institutions and private lenders.
Saturday, 26 October, 2019 to Sunday, 26 January, 2020
Reginald LINDSAY 1888-1916 / Untitled 1909 / pen and ink drawing /Toowoomba Regional Art Gallery –Toowoomba City Collection 2085/ Reproduced by kind permission
While the World struggled to recover from the aftermath of World War I, art and books made by the Lindsay siblings Lionel, Norman, Ruby and Daryl, and Ruby’s husband Will Dyson, show traces of the personal shock and bereavement they suffered from the war. This exhibition is a pendant to the Centenary of ANZAC project Poppies for Reg and Ruby: Remembering the Great War through the Lindsay Family (Large Lindsay 7 Mar-28 Jun 2015).
Saturday, 26 October, 2019 to Sunday, 26 January, 2020
A View of the Hawkesbury, and the Blue Mountains | New South Wales 1821 | W. Preston from an Original Drawing by Capt. J. Wallis. 46th | Lionel Lindsay Gallery and Library Collection | Reproduced by kind permission
This exhibition explores representations of race relations through key works and publications held in the Lionel Lindsay Gallery and Library Collection, complimented by works from Toowoomba Regional Art Gallery’s permanent holdings.
Saturday, 9 November, 2019 to Sunday, 23 February, 2020
Dale Marsh | "Warm sun, choppy sea, stiff breeze blowing" | 1986 | oil on canvas | Courtesy the artist.
"Bribie Island - cradle to my soul, inspiration of my life. I remember old Bribie, and even today the island refreshes and energises my spirit.” Dale Marsh, 2019
Featuring never before seen works by acclaimed artist Dale Marsh, Catching the light is a journey through an artist’s eyes. Combining works from Dale’s private collection with new works, as well as familiar works spanning several decades, this emotional exhibition reveals one man’s enduring connection to Bribie.
Exhibition developed by Moreton Bay Regional Council in collaboration with Dale Marsh. For more information visit the museum website.
Wednesday, 4 December, 2019 to Saturday, 15 February, 2020
John RIGBY | Western Suburbs, c1990 | oil on canvas board | photographed by Carl Warner.
One of Australia’s most acclaimed painters, John Rigby enjoyed a career that spanned over 70 years. For the first time, the life and art of John Rigby will be told through the stories and memories of his three children, Mark, Renee and Tony.
Over his career he has become known for his masterful handling of colour. John Rigby: Monumental Colour highlights Rigby’s progression as an artist, from his subdued earlier works through to his signature style of bright and bold canvases. Experience Rigby’s travels to exotic destinations, interactions with some of Australia’s most brilliant minds, and relationships with those whom he held dear.
Exhibition developed by Moreton Bay Regional Council.
Saturday, 7 December, 2019 to Sunday, 2 February, 2020
Safe Space contemporary sculpture brings together three-dimensional art works by twelve Australian artists that explore psychological aspects of physical space. It featuresa range of figurative elements and narrative themes with social, and sometimes political, resonances. Many of the works in this exhibition take as their point of departure: the human body, its dimensions, the spaces it occupies, the narratives that contain it and the theatre or spectacle that unfolds around it.
View a selection from Boss Drovers 1996 –2014 which comprise 2400 individual drawings, all deliberately executed as if by the hand of a ten-year-old. Over a 20-year period, Robert MacPherson made these in the guise of his alter ego, Robert Pene, a grade 4 student at St Joseph’s Convent, Nambour, Queensland. The project is dated 14 February 1947, and each sheet is stained to give it an aged patina.
The In-Between is an exploration of artist books by members of the Papermakers and Artists Queensland. This group formed in 1993 and their membership consists of artists who share a passion for paper as a sole creative medium.
Saturday, 14 December, 2019 to Saturday, 7 March, 2020
Great Barrier Reef Corals, 1893, chromolithograph by W Saville-Kent. Photograph supplied by Jan Ross-Manley.
A focus on the artist’s response to the biodiversity of the Great Barrier Reef and sharing different examples depicting this, including scientific prints, specimens and artefacts, dating from the late 1800s through to tourist views of the 1950-1960s to current. Supported by the Gladstone Regional Council Regional Arts Development Fund (RADF). RADF is a partnership between the Queensland Government and Gladstone Regional Council to support local arts and culture in regional Queensland.
Saturday, 14 December, 2019 to Saturday, 29 February, 2020
Merv with his new watercolour works, 2018. Photo: Prue Acton.
A touring exhibition of recent works by artist, art educator and founder of Flying Arts Alliance, Mervyn Moriarty. Marking the extraordinary impact that Mervyn Moriarty and The Flying Arts School had in the Gladstone Region, during the late 1970s and 1980s, the touring project is complemented by a locally curated showcase from the region’s artists, as well as works from private and public collections that demonstrate the impact of Moriarty’s legacy.
This exhibition pays tribute to Marion Bolton (1908-1994) and her vital role, alongside her husband W.R.F. Bolton (1905-1973), to establish and maintain the Lionel Lindsay Gallery and Library Collection. The Lindsay Collection was officially opened to the public in 1959 and has been housed at Toowoomba Regional Art Gallery since 1994.