Examining the ever evolving Industry within the Gladstone Region, this Gallery & Museum curated exhibition uses pieces from the permanent collection, including an exquisite series of black and white photographs by Max Dupain, Ken Redshaw and Wolfgang Sievers. These unique images taken of Queensland Alumina Ltd. in the 1960s and 1970s, alongside paintings and prints of other familiar Industry sites, compliment items from the Gallery & Museum's Historical Archives. In addition to this, Canberra-based video artist Janice Kuczkowski's moving image piece, Turkey Beach will also be exhibited.
FREE PUBLIC PROGRAMS - Friday 13 February 2015
10.30am - 12.30pm, join Friends in Art for an ‘Ian Smith Studio Session’. Discuss working with different mediums while learning from one of Queensland’s most renowned contemporary artists. Workshop participants are invited to stay on for a gold coin donation lunch before attending ‘Meet the Artists: Ian Smith and Janice Kuczkowski’ from 1.15pm - 2.15pm.
RSVP for the 'Studio Session' by 5pm, Tuesday 10 February as spaces are limited. Everyone welcome to attend one or both of these FREE events. (Flyer below)
Ian Smith was born in Cairns in 1950. After studying Art and Design at the Prahran College of Technology in Melbourne, Smith began showing his works in exhibitions from 1969. Since then his artworks have been curated in local and international exhibitions and are held in institutional collections in both Australia and abroad.
Janice Kuczkowski was born in Brisbane before moving to live and work in Canberra. A visual artist, curator, and arts-manager, she holds a Bachelor of Fine Art from Queensland College of Art. Her work has been screened and exhibited both nationally and internationally, as well as produced as public video art commissions in QLD and ATC.