2021 Winter Showcase Official Opening

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2021 Winter Showcase Official Opening

When: 6pm, Friday, 25 June 2021

Where: Gladstone Regional Art Gallery & Museum, Cnr Goondoon & Bramston Sts, Gladstone QLD.

Cost: Free

Bookings: Bookings required. To RSVP phone (07) 4976 6766 or email gragm@gladstone.qld.gov.au.

RSVP by 5pm Thursday, 24 June 2021

Join us in celebrating six extraordinary exhibitions by local and international creatives, NAIDOC Exhibition 2021, Gladstone my home, my Byellee Country by Patricia Coleman, Over the Fence by Geoff Head, I must go down to the sea again by Leanne Cole, Open Roads, Closed Borders by Joanne Kerr and Locked Up & Laughing by Judith Parrott, at the 2021 Winter Showcase Official Opening.

This is an exciting opportunity to meet local and regional artists Patricia Coleman, Geoff Head, Leanne Cole and Joanne Kerr, as these talented art practitioners will be available for brief Q&A sessions.

The Gladstone Regional Art Gallery & Museum’s 2021 NAIDOC Exhibition profiles art of First Nations Peoples, heritage works, as well as local voices, memories, images and cultural connections from the Gallery & Museum collection.

Patricia Coleman is a Byellee artist, passionate about the Kardabai Region (Gladstone). Patricia has represented Byellee Country, Life and Language through her intricate dot and line work, using different colours to show the beauty of things important to her and the Byellee Nation.

Geoff Head’s exhibition Over the Fence is a series of snap shots celebrating the beauty and wonder that exists in the natural environment viewed from the artist’s back fence. The images explore the seasonal changes and diversity in this borrowed landscape.

Local artist Leanne Cole exhibits a study of the local beach and seas through lino print. Leanne’s exhibition reflects the ever-changing moods of the sea from dawn to dusk, fine days to storms. If you love looking at the sea, this is a must-see for you.

Joanne Kerr created stunning imagery for her Open Roads, Closed Borders exhibition, rejoicing in travelling our country’s roads, exploring its vastness and diversity, while in a time of lockdowns and restrictions.

The theme of lockdowns is further explored by internationally acclaimed multimedia artist Judith Parrot. In Locked Up & Laughing, Judith creates fantasies that come from within herself, constructed to tell a story of surviving pandemic lockdown on a Scottish island.