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ORANGE WALL GALLERY

Looking Glasses. acrylic and glass mosaicBefore the Looking Glass

Christopher Hulme

12 April to 19 May 2018

Mirrors both reflect the individuals standing before them and the environment in which they are placed. It is assumed that a mirror reflects the truth but the subject element in the equation makes this far from the case. The veils of our self image must make us doubt what we see.

This exhibition features a collection of mosaic mirrors, artworks and scultpures by Warwick artist Christopher Hulme.

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The 2016 Jacaranda Acquisitive Drawing Award (JADA) 

Touring exhibition from Grafton Regional Gallery

29 March to 28 April 2018

The Jacaranda Acquisitive Drawing Award is the flagship drawing prize of the Grafton Regional Gallery. With $30,000 first prize and further acquisitions to the value of $10,000 the JADA is one of Australia’s richest drawing awards. The JADA has built an impressive collection of contemporary Australian drawing at the Grafton Regional Gallery. This major cultural event in presented every two years by the Grafton Regional Gallery, a cultural service of the Clarence Valley Council, with major sponsor the Friends of the Grafton Gallery. The 2016 JADA is touring to eight venues across Queensland and New South Wales

JADA websiteThe winner of the 2016 JADA was Adam Cusack with his drawing In plain sight. This year’s JADA judge Ken Done selected Adam Cusack’s drawing as the winner of the major award of $30,000.  Ken Done said Adam’s drawing impressed him with its combination of technical skill and concept. In plain sight, a charcoal on paper drawing, shows found objects presented in provocative ways. The unrelated objects are assembled to create relationships that challenge the perception of the original items.

Judge Ken Done also selected a further four drawings to be acquired through the prize.

  • Betty Greenhatch’s Contemporary China – pencil and gold ink on paper –  a contemporary interpretation of a Chinese willow-pattern dinner plate.
  • Jane Grealy’s Maria’s Garden, From the Back, a detailed look at a suburban garden as seen by the artist over her back fence.
  • Becoming by Sandra Kiris looking at material and non-material realities, and
  • Catherine O’Donnell’s Urban Dwelling Series #9 O’Donnell focuses on urban architecture.
  • How to raise a siren – a hand drawn film by Todd Fuller – also won the JADA Packer’s Choice prize.

2016 was a record year for the Grafton Regional Gallery’s JADA – with this year’s prize attracting record entries from across Australia. The prize had a total of 568 entries from 418 artists.  258 of the entering artists were from New South Wales, 64 artists from Queensland, 62 from Victoria, 12 from Western Australia, 11 from ACT, eight from Tasmania, two from South Australia and one from the Northern Territory. The 47 finalists make up the 2016 JADA exhibition.

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Plan your visit to Warwick Art Gallery using our Exhibitions Calendar.

Our three unique exhibition spaces are updated every 4 to 8 weeks.  We are open 10 am to 4 pm Tuesday to Saturday.

Main Gallery

Foyer Gallery

Orange Wall Gallery

 29 Mar - 28 Apr 2018

2016 Jacaranda Acquisitive Drawing Award (JADA)

The JADA is a premier biennial arts event. In 2014 there were 345 entries from 260 artists from every state and territory in Australia. The finalists are selected by a panel of artists and gallery professionals for the judge to select the winner and acquisitions.
The JADA aims to promote excellence and innovation in Australian drawing. 

A touring exhibition from Grafton Regional Art Gallery

29 Mar - 28 Apr 2018

2016 Jacaranda Acquisitive Drawing Award (JADA)

The JADA is a premier biennial arts event. In 2014 there were 345 entries from 260 artists from every state and territory in Australia. The finalists are selected by a panel of artists and gallery professionals for the judge to select the winner and acquisitions. 
The JADA aims to promote excellence and innovation in Australian drawing. 

A touring exhibition from Grafton Regional Art Gallery

12 Apr - 19 May 2018

Before the Looking Glass Christopher Hulme

 

 3 May - 2 June 2018

Advance Australia Fair Allora Photography Club

3 May - 2 June 2018

Advance Australia Fair Allora Photography Club

24 May - 30 June 2018

For the Love of Trees Nicole Woods

 

 7 June - 7 Jul 2018

Shifts Clinton Barker

 

7 June - 7 Jul 2018

Portals: Thresholds: Boundaries The Cattledog Printmakers 

 5 July - 16 Aug 2018

Jumperhead Jessica Thompson

 

 12 Jul - 18 Aug 2018

Galaxy Darling Downs Textile Group

12 Jul - 18 Aug 2018

Home Sweet Home: a new yarn installation by the Warwick Art Gallery Yarnbombing Team

 

 23 Aug - 6 Oct 2018

Warakuma National Museum of Australia

Warakurna: All the Stories Got into our Minds and Eyes is an exhibition of contemporary paintings and sculptures that document a new art movement emerging from the Western Desert community of Warakurna. These paintings combine familiar Western Desert symbols and dots with a new, more figurative style, to recreate scenes of everyday life and to tell historical and contemporary stories. The works are the creative vision of a group of artists including Eunice Yunurupa Porter, Judith Yinyika Chambers, Dianne Ungukalpi Golding, Jean Inyalanka Burke and Dorcas Tinamayi Bennett. The Warakurna paintings are not just art, they recount incidents and remember people that have impacted on the artists’ lives.

 16 Aug - 22 Sep 2018

The Circle Unmasked Ann Fogarty

 11 Oct - 8 Dec 2018

Seasons Warwick Artists Group

27 Sep - 3 Nov 2018

Warwick State High School student exhibition

14 Dec 2018 - 12 Jan 2019

Balnhdhurr - A lasting Impression Touring exhibition from Artback NT

8 Nov 2018 - 5 Jan 2019

to be announced

 

Barry Blaikie's Dioramas

5 January to 17 February 2018

Barry working smallBarry Blaikie is a new Warwick resident who has a very unique and marvelous talent that hardly anyone is aware of. Barry makes dioramic sculptures that are inspired by old buildings, farmhouses and sheds that he captures in photographs on country drives. His garage has a magical quality full of tiny old cars, houses and sheds that are beautifully accurate and realistic in a rustic way.

After retirement from a job that he loved as a wood turner, Barry started making model cars but found more enjoyment creating the buildings as backgrounds for the cars than the vehicles themselves. For fifteen years, he has been making his delightful handmade sculptural scenes that perfectly capture the typical Aussie bush home and yard.

Barry makes the majority of the elements for his dioramas by hand employing his woodworking skills as well as his own techniques for creating the weathered appearance that makes his work so appealing.

Each individual fence paling, drum and sheet of mini corrugated iron has been handmade and weathered in Barry’s shed. Some of his dioramas are as large as a table top and take up to two years to complete.

The Gallery is so excited to be able to share Barry’s amazing work with the wider community. Throughout the exhibition Barry will demonstrate his techniques and welcomes questions.

Remember me: the lost diggers of Vignacourt

Traveling exhibition from the Australian War Memorial

6 January to 17 February 2018

Vignacourt20marketing20image20P10550 399Visitors to Warwick Art Gallery will have the opportunity to view the Australian War Memorial’s touring exhibition Remember me: the lost diggers of Vignacourt as the first exhibition for 2018.

The unique First World War exhibition, which opens on Saturday 6 January, will travel to nine different cities and towns over three years.

The 74 photographs in the exhibition are part of The Louis and Antoinette Thuillier Collection, re-discovered in 2011 after sitting undisturbed for nearly a century in the attic of a farmhouse in the French village of Vignacourt. They were photographed by the enterprising husband-and-wife team, Louis and Antoinette Thuillier, who had set up a makeshift studio in their stable yard, just off the main street of Vignacourt.

“The enduring appeal of photographic portraits is that they enable us to imagine the characters and their life stories,” said Ms Lauren Hewitt, Photograph, Film and Sound curator. “For this exhibition, we have uncovered the identities of some of these soldiers, and their personal stories are truly remarkable. The exhibition presents a very insightful account of life behind the front lines in the village of Vignacourt, but it also speaks universally about the wartime experience of soldiers. The exhibition will provide Australians with the opportunity to connect with these remarkable photographs and the personal stories behind many of the faces".

The photographs were hand printed in the Australian War Memorial’s darkrooms from the original glass-plate negatives. Objects from the battlefields reveal what the Australians experienced and endured, while the postcards included in the exhibition allow these soldiers to speak to us in their own words.

The exhibition features prints of 74 of over 800 glass-plate negatives which were generously donated to the War Memorial by Mr Kerry Stokes AC in 2012.

Remember me: the lost diggers of Vignacourt has been developed by the Australian War Memorial, which honours the contribution of Australian servicemen and women, with the generous support of Mr Kerry Stokes AC, the Seven Network, and Seven Group Holdings.

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Three unidentified soldiers of the 1st Division.

Photograph by Louis Thuillier

Courtesy Kerry Stokes Collection, the Louis and Antoinette Thuillier Collection

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Main and Foyer Galleries

Elements

Paintings by Charlie Boyle

22 February to 24 March 2018

Image for websiteCharlie Boyle is an established artist who has called Toowoomba home for many years. Originally from Scotland, Charlie came to Toowoomba to take up a lecturing position at the then Darling Downs Institute of Advanced Education. He retired from the University of Southern Queensland as a Senior Lecturer. He now teaches at Toowoomba Art Society for pleasure.

Charlie devotes considerable time to his art practice, which has been continuous and is extensive. He exhibits nationally and internationally. A prolific painter, printmaker and sculptor, Charlie works in that lyrical space between what is real and what is imagined.


This exhibition features mainly large works from Charlie’s ongoing interpretations of landscape. These works capture unique atmospheric effects with a sensitivity to place due in no small part to Charlie’s mastery of colour.

ORANGE WALL GALLERY

A Clay Community Collective

Warwick Potters Association

22 February to 7 April 2018

Sue WhittonLate last year the Warwick Potters Association welcomed Maleny artist Janna Pameijer to their studio to teach techniques in large clay sculpture making. Janna is well known for her large scale works as well as her European and Moroccan art tours.

The works in display in this exhibition are the outcomes of this workshop.

Lovers of ceramics are in for a special treat with some of Janna’s works also featuring in the exhibition called a Clay Community Collective. Local artists featuring in the exhibition include Penny King, Kerrie Rubie, Raye Batham, Robert Cullen and Sue Keong

TOURING

A travelling exhibition of work by Loani Prior and Mark Crocker invitation front WEBSITE

Warwick Art Gallery was the producing gallery for the exhibition Portraits of a Tea Cosy. 

Work on this exhibition started in 2012 when Queen of Tea Cosies Loani Prior and photographer Mark Crocker travelled to six towns in three states meeting tea cosy guardians and recording their stories.    From these meetings Mark has produced 40 black and white portraits of the interviewees with their tea cosies in colour.  Their stories have been turned into an audio presentation and delightful quotes about family, friendship and the joy of owning something handcrafted. 

This exhibition also stars 20 exuberant TEA COSIES created by Loani Prior, author of three best selling books, Wild Tea Cosies, Really Wild Tea Cosies and How Tea Cosies Change the World.  They are knitted objets d’art, woolly sculptures; clever and funny, like nothing you will have seen before. 

The exhibition was displayed first in Warwick during Jumpers and Jazz in July 2013.  The tour includes the following locations: Mittagong, Northern Territory, Hervey Bay, Miles, Longreach, Bundaberg, Ballina and Canberra. The tour was completed in 2015.  Mark Crocker's prtraits are now part of the Warwick Art Gallery collection.

This project is supported by the Visual Arts and Craft Strategy, an initiative of the Australian state and territory governments and by Arts Queensland in the Department of Science, Information Technology, Innovation and the Arts.

This project has also been assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body.

Warwick Art Gallery, from time to time, organises one off events, residencies or community project outside of our scheduled exhibition program.  

Casting Off 

Alison McDonald residency

July 2016 

Casting Off was commissioned by Warwick Art Gallery for Jumpers & Jazz in July 2016.

Warwick Art Gallery approached Alison to design a semi permanent artwork that reflected the Jumpers and Jazz in July festival vision and branding. The artwork needed to communicated the festival’s priority to provide visual art that is surprising and creative. Key inspirational themes included Humour, Wrapping, Disguising, Softening, Pattern, Texture, Repetition and Colour.

"The typical crocheted ‘granny square’ rug made from left over bits of wool is something we are all comfortable and cosy with, just like our relationship with plastic, particularly single- use plastics. The colourful Casting Off may appear cosy or even fluffy from a distance, but when you get close it is prickly, symbolising the continuing conundrum we all share about what to do with plastics at the end of their life. This artwork highlights the massive amounts of plastics that clog our waterways and draw our attention to the stewardship and responsibility we owe our sea creatures."  Alison McDonald

Warwick Art Gallery received financial assistance from the Queensland Government through the Visual Arts and Crafts Strategy, an initiative of the Australian, state and territory governments.

The project also received support from Bunnings Warehouse Warwick and Celtis Grove Bed and Breakfast Warwick.

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