The collection of twelve oil paintings in Beebo Blues were painted en plein air at the family property in Beebo located in the Goondiwindi Shire. Julie uses a homemade go-cart “the Buggy” which helps her to location-scout and doubles as her easel when painting.
For Julie, every glimpse of the pale blue of the sky, water or man-made structure reminds her of her grandfather’s pale blue overalls and inspired the title of the exhibition. The paintings in this exhibition honour her family’s roots in the land. A tangible recollection of the family tree plantation are the bespoke frames made for her paintings from tree stakes.
Image: Water Marker Julie Purcell Oil on salvaged board
Warwick Art Gallery is breathing a sigh of relief as one of the exhibitions cancelled due to COVID19 in 2020, finally will be installed. The Borderline Regional Arts Association is a collective of artists who live in the Stanthorpe and Tenterfield areas – neighbours on either side of the Queensland and New South Wales border. Their exhibition titled From Here to There opens in the main exhibition space on Thursday 21 January 2021.
The group had its beginning in 1994 and over the past 25 years has blossomed into a strong community based, not for profit organisation encouraging its member’s individual artistic development and skill building with a culture of connection and collaboration through exhibitions, workshops, information and ideas exchange plus social gatherings.
The art practice of Borderline Arts Association members is highly diverse and includes watercolour, drawing, printmaking, fibre, fabric, stone and bronze sculpture, ceramics and painting.
The exhibition title From Here to There implies a journey and is open to interpretation on many levels: Journeys through seasonal and climatic changes, drought, fire and flood, as well as the life within the landscape including people, animals and vegetation provided a wealth of inspiration for the participating artists.
From Here to There includes the work by eighteen artists; Jayne Barrett, Maggie Brockie, Kerry Cannon, Norman Clayton, Raylee Delaney, Krishna Heffernan, Louise Jenkins, Sue Jurd, Gay Landeta, Maryke Millar, Judy Pidgeon, Liz Powell, Eva Rasmussen, Fay Roselt, Nola Sindel, Albert Verschuuren, Anni Washington and Gail Wilson.