Rod Cassidy “Oxley 1824-a man in his boat” Exhibition Dates 28th June to 10th July
A narrative and whimsical interpretation of the John Oxley 1824 Journal describing his exploration of the Brisbane River up to Mt Crosby (Belle Vue Mountain) and his encounters with the Turrbal and Jagera people of Meeaan -jin (Brisbane).
The works present a lyrical and romantic observation of Oxley’s struggle with the landscape, the river and his boat. For me, the Oxley river saga in his boat is a metaphor for life-its meaning changes with the the density of the lines, the combination of colours mixed-colours have vitality. Like life.
Enquires to Rod Cassidy 0417 752 077 www.rodcassidy.com firstname.lastname@example.org
19th July to 31st July Michael Keller Michael is a full time artist who works from his studio in Red Hill, Brisbane. He has had twelve solo exhibitions in Brisbane and has recently participated in a number of group exhibitions in Queensland, Victoria and South Australia.
Michael has been a finalist in the 2013 Fleurieu Art Prize, a semi-finalist in the Dough Moran Portrait Prize in 2014 and 2015, a finalist in the 2014 Kennedy Art Prize and a semi-finalist in the BP Portrait Prize (UK). He is a painter who works predominantly in oils, producing both figurative and abstract pieces referencing an eclectic mix of influences and inspiration. Michael’s works are held in private collections throughout Australia.
Visit www.michaelkeller.com.au to view his new paintings
Lyn Barnes & Mary Donnelly Exhibition 2nd to 14th August
Lyn Barnes:Sixty Little Pictures This exhibition brings together ‘sixty little pictures’ to celebrate Lyn’s sixty years and her ongoing artistic exploration of the life of Outback Queensland. Predominately pastels on paper, these seemingly small art works of flora and fauna, people and landscapes will combine in this exhibition to tell the powerful, vast stories of the region.
Lyn is known and respected for her capacity to communicate the character of remote Queensland through her works. More information visit :www.lynbarnes.com
Mary Donnelly: Rock and Steel Sculpture Some people look at clouds and perceive pictures, characters and stories. Mary Donnelly, sees the same concepts and impressions in rocks. Every rock, with a little assistance from some mild steel, holds the potential to become something more, while still being able to showcase its original individual characteristics.
More information visit :www.marydonnellyrockandsteel.com
Exhibition Dates Thursday 4th August to Sunday 14th August 10am to 6pm daily
16th August to 28th August Jenny Cass, Liz Celegato , Susan Blyton 3 Visions Group Exhibition is the culmination of three contemporary Brisbane based artists with their own individual styles. Jenny Cass…Mixed Media Artist & Illustrator www.redbirddesign.com.au Liz Celegato…Mixed Media Artist www.lizcelegato.weebly.com Susan Blyton Sculpturer email@example.com
Each of us is on an individual journey, influenced by the world around us and our personal experiences. Our aim as artists is for work to connect with the viewer. To evoke feeling, be reminded of memory or to just touch their soul in some way.
For more information about this Exhibition Phone Jenny 0438 056 107
27th September to 9th October Phil Bazzo, Dave Groom, Sarah Hickey, Tricia Reust, Christine Turner, Monica Usher and Thirty Paintings from European & Australian Artists from Private Collectors
Phil Bazzo My paintings explore the present and its very temporary nature. Changes in our urban landscape are a predominate theme of my paintings. Be it loss of significant heritage buildings or exciting new architectural designs, my paintings focus on the present but highlight the constant change around us.
Dave Groom Based on the edge of Lamington National Park Dave draws and paints the natural landscape that surrounds his studio. Dave’s reflections on his life long connection with the park produces work inspired by some of his favourite places such as Coomera Gorge & the high misty mountains along the border.
Sarah Hickey My female images are embellished, bejewelled forms that act like avatars or fancy selves that celebrate the feminine whilst revealing a deeply personal narrative. Like Indian Godesses the complex layering of imagery and patterns makes external what is invisible on the inside, a beautiful cacophony of shapes and forms.
Tricia Reust A visual artist working in most media and won the National Mortimore Prize in 2012;recorded a television episode with Colour in Your Life; and has been published in the Australian Artist and all four “Incite- The Best of International Mixed Media” publications. Tricia is a master pastellist, her art process increasingly involves presenting layers of story in her images. Site:www.triciareust.com
Chistine Turner has been creating artworks for over 20 years, using mixed media and found objects to create paintings, assemblages and installations.Her works explore ideas relating to the body, nature, culture, power and the sacred. Her recent foray into depicting the landscape has come about due to her inclusion in an exchange exhibition between Bundaberg regional artists and artists living in Mexico.
Monica Usher The common tTheme of these works is that they explore various elements of life in the garden from cabbage moths flying about in a confused ballet of death to the fleeting colours and shapes of new growth, leftovers and spring blooms.
OCTOBER 18th October to 30th October Liz Heber & Friends
Since 1976 Liz has coordinated over thirty two exhibitions including one in Honolulu featuring the work of some ninety two artists coming from thirty two countries! She started the “Liz & Friends” exhibition group in 2001- since then the group has held twenty four Exhibitions in and around Brisbane. At Graydon we will be presenting work done by acrylic, watercolour & oil painters, a silversmith, a clay sculptor, printmaker, tapestry weaver and a silk screen painter/mixed media painter.
This collection of artworks includes 8 member artists from Liz & Friends … Liz Heber, Susan Gardner, Catherine Bilson, Cheryl Mortimer, Darla Boyd, Rett Tanner, Beverley Thomas, & Catherine Macauley.
Liz Heber “I draw and paint what finds me! Colour and shape draw my attention. I never know what I will find. Unusual buildings old and new … along with gracefully moving jelly fish are my favourite thing !!!”.Susan Gardner has been an exhibiting artist for more than forty-five years and has developed a unique and individual style of expression in her contemporary paintings. Her work is derived from life experiences and her willingness to experiment and use a wide variety of medium has resulted in original, creative and high quality work.
Catherine Bilson training as an engineer taught her to create everything in a functional, structurally sound manner. Coming to jewellery making later in life, she applies that early training to her artistic jewellery, so that even the most delicate appearing pieces can be worn every day.
Cheryl Mortimer In her art practice Cheryl likes to explore the chemistry of resist, the happenstance of shape and colour, and amongst other things, the interplay of mediums. She has a fascination with print making, especially the more spontaneous technique of monoprinting which she uses to reflect aspects of landscapes.
Darla Boyd Darla’s artistic explorations across the range of media have focused on establishing a strong connection with the viewer and transporting them to a place where the head noise ceases and the visual story begins. Watercolour is her favourite because of the unpredictability, immediacy and fluidity of the medium, It’s exciting.
Rett Tanner “I desire to create delight in an adventure of the senses, stimulating emotions, responses and empathy ”
Catherine Reason Macauley Works presents work as postures and poses modled in clay with some exploration into mixed media. In progression, her drawings have become her sculpture, and her poetry has become her explanation in an embellished fashion.
Further information phone Liz 54 968418 or firstname.lastname@example.org
1st November to 13th November David Henderson
Artist Statement I have travelled to Italy to paint on a regular basis since my first visit in 1981. Whether I am painting famous monuments or lesser known views, what I look for in a subject is a synthesis of light and form. While my practice is based on direct observation and the plein air tradition, I am as concerned with the enduring characteristics of my subject as with fleeting effects. Italy’s humanised landscapes and harmonious urban spaces have attracted artists for centuries. For me, her subjects are inexhaustible, with every passing hour and from season to season I am presented with new possibilities, new moods.
For more information visit www.davidhenderson.com.
15th November to 27th November Brisbane Art Collective Warrior Women
Artists Statement “Her Story”
Twelve women tell their stories through visual art. “Her Story” is an event with an exhibition, workshops, talks and fund raising. Over 11 days stories will be told, narratives developed and awareness raised concerning, not just the stories of our women here in Australia but those in other parts of the world as well.
Artists Michelle Bowden, Cecilia Hine, Ruby Purple, Sam Randall, Gaye Tait, Jane Higgins,
Mandy Brooks, Olga Bakhtina, Vivienne Searle, Wendy Rix, Daniele Lamarche-Sarvia, Bev Gollschewsky.
Exhibition Dates Tuesday 15th November to Sunday 27th November
Gallery Hours 10am to 6pm
Opening Night Thursday 17th November 5.30pm to 8pm
More Information about the artists and exhibition visit herstorynow.wordpress.co
29th November to 11th December Rick Everingham
New Paintings of Italy (approx 34)
It has been 25 years since I first started painting Italy. After annual trips, then living there for 11 of those years, I still find the patinas and the subtlety of light in Italy are irresistible.
I find my subject matter everywhere, in lovely old walls, enchanting old doors and windows, incidental situations, and the wonderful lifestyle of the Italian people. This exhibition continues the passion I find in painting these Italian experiences.
Exhibition Dates Tuesday 29th November to Sunday 11th December
Gallery Hours 10am to 5pm daily
Opening Night Tuesday 29th November 6pm to 8pm
For further information phone Rick 0488 594 616
Jo Frederiks Farm Animal Rescue
Exhibition Dates Monday 12th December to Sunday 18th
Opening Night Thursday 15th
Gallery Hours 10am to 5pm
Jo is a passionate animal rights advocate, speaking through her art to create awareness of animal cruelty. Jo is supporting Farm Animal Rescue Dayboro by donating 50% of Sales to this organisation.
For more information on Jo’s practice visit www.jofrederiks.com or call 0438 654 041