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MAIN, FOYER AND ORANGE WALL GALLERIES

Southern Downs Artists Exhibition

3 October to 9 November 2019

The Southern Down’s Artists Exhibition began as a biennial event in 2011 with the goal to offer local artists the opportunity to exhibit, compete for recognition and a cash prize.

Gillian Knott Innocence resizeMAJOR AWARD SPONSORED BY WARWICK CREDIT UNION $1000 presented to Gillian Knott for Innocence

5 x $500 COMMENDATION AWARDS presented to;

Patricia Benkendorff for Riliquary
Tom Benkendorff for Sandbar
Martin Gallagher for Approaching Storm over Vineyard
Anna Irorore for Hear me Roar
Fay Roselt for Salvage 1

5 x $200 ENCOURAGEMENT AWARDS SPONSORED BY ROSE CITY SHOPPINGWORLD presented to;

Steven Bowerman for Bunyips of Talgai
Warren Cole for Rotary Pump Lamp
Justin Dwyer for Now no Blinking
Fiona Hayes for Atmospheric Greece
Peter Osborn for Imposition

BONUS SECTION SOUTHERN DOWNS MINIATURES FIRST PRIZE $500  presented to Jayde Clacy for The Flow

PEOPLE’S CHOICE AWARD SPONSORED BY ROSE CITY ARTZ N FRAMING voting will continue until Saturday 2 November. Winner announced on Tuesday 5 November

 


 

Thanks to exhibition sponsors

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We also gratefully acknowledge the support of the following Gallery members and supporters:

Alain and Kate Colfs
Andrew and Peter Dunn on behalf of the late Catherine Dunn
Goomburra Valley Happy Hour
Gillian and Geoff Knott
Ian and Joanne McNally
Kim and Peter Mapstone
Lewis von Stieglitz and Clare McHugh von Stieglitz

plus several other Warwick Art Gallery members who asked to remain anonymous


 

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.

The Main Gallery will be closed on the following days for exhibition installs:

26 and 27 February 2019
9 and 10 April 2019
21 and 22 May 2019
2 and 3 July 2019
21 and 22 August 2019
1 and 2 October 2019
12 and 13 November 2019

Main Gallery

Foyer Gallery

Orange Wall Gallery

28 August - 28 September 2019

Margaret: Contemplations, Conversations, Creations

Broadstrokes Art Group

28 August - 28 September 2019

The Artist's Kitchen

Annamaria Mays

15 August  - 28 September 2019

In Sight II 

Warwick State High School Student exhibition

3 October - 9 November 2019

Southern Downs Artists Exhibition

Entry forms available now.  Click here to open our SDAE page

3 October - 24 December 2019

Southern Downs Artists Exhibition Miniatures Section

Entry forms available now.  Click here to open our SDAE page

14 November - 24 December 2019

BURST III Youth exhibition

Entry forms available now. Click here to open our BURST 3 page

 

MAIN  GALLERY

Warwick Install A resizeMargaret: Contemplations, Conversations, Creations

Broadstrokes Art Group

28 August to 28 September 2019

Margaret: Contemplations, Conversations and Creations is a body of work made in response to visits to the Margaret Olley Art Centre at the Tweed Regional Gallery, Murwillumbah NSW by the Broadstrokes artist group.

The exhibition is a three-year collective yet individual journey for the nine artists. Each artist has personally responded to the iconic nature of Margaret Olley’s domestic landscape or paintings by creating works in textiles, mixed media and paper. The focus of each artist varies with members embracing the domestic qualities of Olley’s home, studio, paintings and her life.

A Smock for all Seasons resizeThe title for the exhibition was born of the ongoing research, journaling and group discussion generated as each artist developed her response. The individual outcomes are unified through collaborative and collective efforts under four general themes – fruit, flowers, friends and fade.

Broadstrokes formed in 2009 comprising six artists wishing to develop their individual arts practice in textiles. Three further members joined in 2016, resulting in the current membership of nine artists who all reside in south-east Queensland. The name reflects the membership of women artists (Broads) from a wide range of employment and artistic backgrounds. “Strokes” refers to the motion of mark making, acknowledging and recognising that each member is inspired to work from her own perspective.
The group and individual members have exhibited internationally, nationally and locally in both guild and juried touring exhibitions in Australia, the United States of America, Taiwan and New Zealand.

The Broadstrokes artists are:
Merody Buglar
Rebecca Staunton Coffey
Sue Dennis
Mel Forrest
Ali George
Christine Jones
Kathryn Iliff
Suzanne Marshall
Jane Rundle


 

FOYER  GALLERY

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Annamaria Mays

28 August to 28 September 2019

Annamaria Mays is a mixed media artist with a love of creating using numerous mediums. The subject matter of the domestic landscape is foremost in her mind when she creates. Though her art, she portrays herself as a storyteller and nurturer of memories and memorabilia of home. Her first love is painting and drawing.


She works from home on her rustic kitchen table as well as in her purpose built studio where she is surrounded by sensory snapshots and old collections of lace, vintage fabrics and examples of her own art.


 

ORANGE WALL GALLERY

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Warwick State High School Students

15 August to 28 September 2019

Student artworks on display are the result of in school tasks.

Yr 9 Art students commence their art studies with some foundation drawing skills and complete a realistic self-portrait before progressing into semi-abstract ceramic portraits and then animation.

YR 10 Art students create multi-colour reduction relief prints based on ‘Pop’ imagery of today, stylised ceramic figures and landscape paintings in acrylic.

In YR 11 Visual Art the focus is on the exploration of various media and processes in order to become familiar with their qualities and characteristics as they explore objects and ideas through the lens of contemporary art.

Students who study Yr 12 Visual Art are responsible for devising their own focus in response to the concept ‘Exploring Humanity’. They decide what they would like to communicate about their focus, what media and processes they will use and what their artwork will look like. The works are student directed and give an ‘InSight’ into what is important to them at this stage of their lives. 

Students who study Yr 11 and 12 Visual Arts in Practice focus more upon developing a range of skills relating to media. Two of the main areas we have studied this year have been ceramics (Yr 11) and sculpture (Yr 12). The works you see are their responses to tasks set in class to which they apply skills they have learnt.

 Image: "Stag" by Teal Stumkat with Year 9 self portraits in the background


 

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.

From time to time we participate in exciting one off projects.  Click on one of the links below to find out more.

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