EXHIBITION TOURING PROGRAM 2012 - 2013
WELCOME TO QUEENSLAND ARTS COUNCIL’S EXHIBITION
TOURING PROGRAM FOR 2012 – 2013
Once again, we have a fabulous array of tasty visual experiences on offer for you – some old favourites, some new sensations fresh for 2012 and 2013. Many of these exhibitions are already booked-out for 2012 – be quick to book for 2013! For more information and images from each of the shows go to www.qac.org.au Exhibitons QAC is devoted to curating, supporting and touring high-quality visual art and exhibition product to a variety of large and small traditional and non-‘art’ spaces. Our exhibitions are regularly supported by artist’s talks, workshops and expertly-tailored public programming. Talk to us about how we can value-add your exhibition hire!
Exhibitions QAC represents professional and emerging artists and collectives, in collaboration with exhibition development partners from Queensland. Through our exhibition program, marketing and personal appearances at artists talks we are able to give our artists regional and national exposure creating opportunities throughout the state.
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Cover image: Touring Exhibition 2012-2013 Reeds Talking, Mountains Walking by Lin Martin, Heath2 2
CONTENTS IPSWICH PORTRAITS: OBJECTS AND MEMENTOS PHOTOGRAPHY + AUDIO 4 A powerful and inspiring exhibition both visually and emotionally stunning. RE-TUNING THE GOANNA SCULPTURE “Before television, families relied on the old ‘goanna’ as a centrepiece for the night’s activities…”
REEDS TALKING, MOUNTAINS WALKING PHOTOGRAPHY An exhibition of stunningly beautiful photographic essays that celebrate and illuminate the natural world.
JOHN’S STORIES PAINTING + SCULPTURE A striking body of work by Girramay Traditional Owner John Murray articulating personal experiences, traditional narrative and a continuing relationship to country.
THINKING MAKING MIXED MEDIA + RESOURCES What is Art (with a capital ‘A’) all about when you’re under 10 years old?
ANIMATED STEEL SCULPTURE + DRAWING + PHOTOGRAPHY 14 Beyond recycling… Christopher Trotter transforms scrap into sculpture. ARTESIAN COUNTRY MIXED MEDIA + AUDIO Vast open grasslands, desert ochres, red ironstone and deep freshwater running beneath.
BUNGINDERRY PAINTING One location. Ten viewpoints.
COMPACT PRINTS 2010 PRINTMAKING A collection of contemporary prints in compact cases.
THROUGH THE LOOKING GLASS PAINTING A mother’s journey to understand the inner world of her autistic son.
THE VERY HUNGRY CATERPILLAR TEXTILE A fusion of craft and literature celebrates one of the world’s most popular children’s books.
MURRIS IN INK PRINTMAKING Striking linocut prints by Indigenous printmakers.
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IPSWICH PORTRAITS: OBJECTS & MEMENTOS
A POWERFUL AND INSPIRING EXHIBITION BOTH VISUALLY AND EMOTIONALLY STUNNING
Donna Davis Annamaria (detail) 2010
Donna Davis Caroline (detail b) 2010
An exhibition by Donna Davis Donna Davis presents ten distinct individuals in ‘portrait’, not with faces but with images of their objects and mementos offered for the artist, re-mastered in photographs slick with digital artistry. This contemporary look at portraiture provides an intimate glimpse into the lives of the sitters – allowing the viewer to reflect on the objects themselves in order to construct an image of the person depicted. Donna skillfully celebrates her subjects in intricate and individually-considered ‘framings’ of her own design.
Ipswich Portraits: Objects & Mementos resonates with unique stories and the evidence of their careful collection as markers to humanity. This exhibition re-presents a cross-section of characters, whilst telling a larger story of the Ipswich community and, by association, many Queensland communities. The experience will inspire every viewer to reflect upon their own objects and mementos and their own stories.
ITINERARY Available from April 2012 ARTISTS TALKS “Conceptual process / technical aspects of the work” WORKSHOPS “Interviewing and recording community stories” “Recording digital stories – technical aspects: record, store and upload to web” MEDIA 10 x photographic prints / Exhibition support materials such as Education Kit and audio SIZE Approx 18 linear metres 4
Donna Davis Wayne (detail) 2010
Donna Davis Lauren (detail) 2010 5
RE-TUNING THE GOANNA
“BEFORE TELEVISION, FAMILIES RELIED ON THE OLD ‘GOANNA’ AS A CENTREPIECE FOR THE NIGHT’S ACTIVITIES…” - NOEL BRADY
Noel Brady Symbols and Certainty
An exhibition by Noel Brady As time and technology marches on, the old piano becomes neglected and forgotten. Re-tuning the Goanna celebrates this decline by presenting an exhibition of finely-crafted sculptures and panels of high-relief that re-work both the found materials and the found forms of musical instruments. Noel deconstructs the proverbial piano for example, re-combining individual repeated parts with other found objects to make a series of sinuous wooden collages that burst with energy and fluid line. Re-tuning the Goanna also features a selection of instrument-inspired wooden carvings - glowing curves of precious woods combine with rustic materials weathered fence palings, rusty nails and scrap metal. This exhibition is a wonderful offering from a master of wood and a lover of form.
Noel Brady Hybrid Guitar
ITINERARY Open MEDIA 5 x mixed media sculptures / 10 x mixed media wall panels SIZE Approx 25 - 30 linear metres 6
Noel Brady Measured Motifs (detail) 7
REEDS TALKING, MOUNTAINS WALKING
AN EXHIBITION OF STUNNINGLY BEAUTIFUL PHOTOGRAPHIC ESSAYS THAT CELEBRATE AND ILLUMINATE THE NATURAL WORLD
Lin Martin Heath 2
Lin Martin Beach 1
An exhibition by Lin Martin The images in Reeds Talking, Mountains Walking emerge for our viewing pleasure from the artist’s book of the same title which accompanies the exhibition. Each chapter articulates a different habitat - Beach, Dunes, Headlands, Heaths, Mangroves, Mountaintops, Waterways and Woodlands. Interpreted through photographic capture and a personal philosophy that embraces both science and a
dedicated spirituality, Lin traces the landscapes around her home on the Sunshine Coast with art. To quote the artist, she spends a lot of time ‘poking around’ and studying the wild places of the world and records “… fleeting, ephemeral moments of change in the natural world”. The photographic essays are elegant meditations on our embedding in this web of life, intricate beyond imaging – a peaceful celebration of life.
ITINERARY Open ARTISTS TALKS Available on request / Subject to availability WORKSHOPS 1 or 2 x day workshop / Education Kit available MEDIA 23 x photographic prints / 1 x DVD produced by ABC TV about the artist / 2 x artist’s books SIZE Approx 25 linear metres 8
Lin Martin Woodland 9 9
A STRIKING BODY OF WORK BY GIRRAMAY TRADITIONAL OWNER JOHN MURRAY ARTICULATING PERSONAL EXPERIENCES, TRADITIONAL NARRATIVE AND A CONTINUING RELATIONSHIP TO COUNTRY
John Murray Cattle at Jumbun
An exhibition by John Murray John’s Stories is a visual response to contemporary life and story-telling between John, Traditional Elders and family members of the Girramay and Jirribal peoples of the Far North Queensland rainforest.
John loves to tell stories through his art. He is physically disadvantaged and has found that making art allows him to better communicate with those around him.
Creation stories passed down by the wiggy (old people) and stories of his own life are transformed by John in his very particular naive pictorial style and whimsical sculptures.
Supported and presented by Girringun Aboriginal Art Centre in Cardwell. Girringun Aboriginal Art Centre has received financial assistance from Disability Services. John Murray Car Truck Van
ITINERARY Open ARTISTS TALKS Representative from Girringun Aboriginal Art Centre, subject to availability MEDIA 1 x sculpture installation / 15 – 20 x paintings SIZE Approx 20 linear metres 10
MIXED MEDIA RESOURCES
WHAT IS ART (WITH A CAPITAL ‘A’) ALL ABOUT WHEN YOU’RE UNDER 10 YEARS OLD?
Susan Doherty Flora Reef
An exhibition developed in partnership between Queensland Arts Council and Cairns Regional Gallery thinking making is designed as a fun and stimulating exhibition experience for children and their communities around art, ideas and how they are made real. The program has been developed in partnership with Cairns Regional Gallery. It is creatively and thematically focussed on a selection of works from their Moving Sculptures Project, an innovative education program that toured schools in regional Queensland. thinking making is all about empowering audiences with art-making activities and resources for children and their associated adults and educators - brain-on and hands-on - whilst furnishing a fabulous collection of work from Far North Queensland sculptors.
TOURING AVAILABILITY 2012 Some dates available mid year EARLY 2013 Available for northern NSW, southern and central QLD venues LATE 2013 Open WORKSHOPS & ARTIST TALKS Available on request / Subject to availability MEDIA 5 x mixed media sculptures / Resource library and activity centre SIZE Flexible, 10 – 15 linear metres NB: Exhibition includes a dedicated area for children’s art activities 12
Kylie Burke, Not From Here (3x detail), 2010 13
DRAWING PHOTOGRAPHY SCULPTURE
ANIMATED STEEL BEYOND RECYCLING... CHRISTOPHER TROTTER TRANSFORMS SCRAP INTO SCULPTURE
Christopher Trotter Archi-Cat 1997
MIXED MEDIA AUDIO
VAST OPEN GRASSLANDS, DESERT OCHRES, RED IRONSTONE ROCK AND DEEP FRESHWATER RUNNING BENEATH
Christopher Trotter Archi-Cat working Drawing
An exhibition by Queensland Arts Council and Christopher Trotter Sculptor, humourist and ‘re-animator’ of all things metal, Christopher Trotter has been creating iconic public artworks for Queensland communities since 1994.
Louise Gronold Boree
Trotter reshapes discarded machine-parts into biomechanical sculptures. He creates organic forms infused with energy, history, humour and personality. The works are lovingly detailed with industrial objects from the shelves of his studio in Boonah, just outside of Brisbane.
An exhibition by Jo Williams and Tom Lockie
This exhibition reveals his transformative artistic process with a collection of intricate drawings, large-format digital photographs of the more monumental works, and a set of charming small sculptures.
Christopher Trotter Artist with Brachychiton Rupestris (Bottle Tree)
Animated Steel is an exhibition of clever and quirky artworks for all to enjoy – recycling at its most delightful!
Supported by SimsMetal
12 artists from the Barcaldine, Aramac and Jericho regions reveal the rich diversity of life and land in Artesian Country. Captured in paintings, photography, sculpture and spoken word, this exhibition shares personal stories, relationships to country, community and history from this stunning region. Entertaining and enlightening, Artesian Country is an inspirational ’virtual tour’ of the people, places and events of central western Queensland. Dawn Head Rose Waterhole
ITINERARY ITINERARY 2012 Booked out EARLY 2013 Available for northern NSW, southern and central QLD venues LATE 2013 Open WORKSHOPS & ARTIST TALKS Available on request / Subject to availability MEDIA 8 x small sculptures. 26 x digital print canvases featuring drawings and photographs SIZE Approx 20 linear metres 14
2012 Booked out EARLY 2013 Available for northern NSW and southern QLD LATE 2013 Available for northern and western QLD WORKSHOPS “Developing your own cross-artform community project” GUEST SPEAKERS Curators Jo Williams and Tom Lockie, exhibiting artists subject to availability MEDIA 47 x works / Audio CD / 10 x mp3 players with 37 audio tracks SIZE Approx. 55 linear running metres 15
ONE LOCATION. TEN VIEWPOINTS
Nonie Metzler Redford’s Retreat
COMPACT PRINTS 2010
A COLLECTION OF CONTEMPORARY PRINTS IN COMPACT CASES
Des Rolph After the Twilight
An exhibition by Bunginderry artists: Annabel Tully, Carol McCormack, David Hutchins, Des Rolph, Di McIntyre, Lesley Cowper, Nick Safstrom, Noel Miller, Nonie Metzler and Pat Hinz In the Channel Country west of Quilpie, with vast tracts of red dirt, open skies and coolibah trees, is the Artist Camp of Bunginderry Station. This family-owned property has been made available for artists to retreat and create, 65 kms on the bitumen, turn right, then 14 kms along the dirt track! Bunginderry presents works by ten of their visiting artists, curated from works completed during Artists
Camps over a five year period. The series of paintings brings together artistic responses to the contrasting geological ecosystems of Bunginderry station. Ochre, acrylic and oil paintings of river-red gums, rock-holes and Grey Range vistas offer a connection with the region’s arid, at times dramatic and changeable landscape. A DVD of the landscape’s views is available with the show.
ITINERARY 2012 Booked out EARLY 2013 Available for northern and western QLD venues LATE 2013 Open WORKSHOPS & ARTIST TALKS Available on request / Subject to availability MEDIA 15 x paintings / DVD (no audio) SIZE Approx 25 linear metres 16
An exhibition by Umbrella Studio Contemporary Arts Back by popular demand, Compact Prints 2010 showcases a diverse range of mini-print-works by North Queensland artists, alongside international printmakers. Now in its fifth year, this biennial exhibition transforms each time to reveal new artists and their everchanging printmaking styles. With no limits except size, the topics, textures and colours will inspire experimentation in a variety of print forms.
Compact Prints 2010 embraces traditional, nontoxic and digital methods, bringing together a range of familiar and hybrid printmaking methods including lino, relief, lithograph, mezzotint, aquatint, photopolymer and digital. Great for school groups and art connoisseurs alike, this exhibition has something to please every visitor.
ITINERARY MID-LATE 2012 Available for southern and western QLD venues 2013 Open MEDIA 138 x prints housed in CD cases mounted on hanging panels SIZE Approx 18 linear metres 17
THROUGH THE LOOKING GLASS
A MOTHER’S JOURNEY TO UNDERSTAND THE INNER WORLD OF HER AUTISTIC SON
THE VERY HUNGRY CATERPILLAR
A FUSION OF CRAFT AND LITERATURE CELEBRATES ONE OF THE WORLD’S MOST POPULAR CHILDREN’S BOOKS
Melanie Jai Surrender Karen Walden Beautiful Butterfly
An exhibition by Melanie Jai Gladstone artist Melanie Jai’s vibrant paintings inspire understanding, compassion and acceptance for those affected by misunderstood health issues.
A quilt project by Karen Walden, inspired by Eric Carle’s book The Very Hungry Caterpillar
Melanie’s highly-stylised portraiture helps her reach the fairytale land of villains and heroes, to which her son often retreats.
In this popular exhibition Bundaberg textile artist, Karen Walden, shares her quilted project inspired by Eric Carle’s classic book The Very Hungry Caterpillar.
This strong body of work engages viewers with honesty and wisdom, to shine light on the difficult emotions and make some sense of the chaos and confusion associated with Autistic Spectrum Disorder (ASD).
This soft rendition of this universally loved tale uses collages of hand-dyed fabrics, machine appliquéd, with painting and drawing, to recreate the book’s vibrant colours and textures. Ten colourful larger-than-life ‘pages’ allow families to reconnect with and follow the story as the enthusiastic caterpillar eats its way through the pages to fulfil its insect destiny, cocoon and become a beautiful butterfly.
“… very moving, I really felt the emotions. You are one amazing Mum.” Margaret, exhibition visitor, Northern Rivers Gallery Melanie Jai Nothing Evolves Us Like Love
ITINERARY EARLY 2012 Available for south QLD venues 2013 Open WORKSHOPS & ARTIST TALKS Available on request / Subject to availability MEDIA 12 x mixed media paintings / Colour brochures SIZE Approx 15 linear metres 18
Karen Walden Caterpillar Character Drop, photo by Bianca Acimovic 2009
ITINERARY 2012 Requests via consultation with QAC 2013 Open WORKSHOPS & ARTIST TALKS Available on request / Subject to availability MEDIA 10 x fabric ‘pages’, each up to 1.5m long / 29 x character drops on fishing line for installation (optional) Story-telling materials and Education kit SIZE Approx 10 linear metres Exhibition first developed in association with Bundaberg Regional Art Gallery 19
MURRIS IN INK
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Gail Mabo Clam Shell
James Billy Spiritual
In preparation for this exhibition seven Indigenous artists collaborated with master printer Ron McBurnie. The remarkable quality of the prints reflects their commitment to excellence and showcases exceptional aesthetic and carving skills, knowledge and celebration of stories and a passion for world-class printmaking.
ITINERARY 2012 Booked out EARLY 2013 Available for southern QLD venues, heading north mid year LATE 2013 Open MEDIA 19 x prints (framed) SIZE Approx 12 linear metres 20
This exhibition celebrates the symbiotic themes of food and water; Ngapa meaning water in Walmajarri
language from the Kimberley; Kai Kai a universal term in the Torres Strait community for food.
Murris In Ink is a collective of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island printmakers who live and work in the Townsville region. The artists began printmaking workshops at Umbrella Studio in 2008 and gained recognition for their exhibits at the Cairns Indigenous Art Fair. Their works are now held in collections across the nation.
An exhibition by Umbrella Studio Contemporary Arts and artists James Billy, Shirley Yumala Collins, Donna Ives, Ian Kaddy, Gail Mabo, Susan Nampitjin Peters and Aicey Zaro
IPSWICH PORTRAITS MURRIS IN INK
THINKING MAKING JOHN’S STORIES
THE VERY HUNGRY CATERPILLAR THROUGH THE LOOKING GLASS
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If an exhibition is cancelled after QAC has received the signed Conformation Form, a $100 administration fee will be incurred. Should cancellation occur within six weeks of the agreed delivery date, the hirer will incur a fee for 50% of the overall loan fee.
N.B. All exhibitions are booked depending on availability and tour itineraries. Freight arrangements can change, depending on carrier and exceptional circumstances such as weather – we will always inform you ASAP should any variation to the agreed itinerary arise.
An Exhibition Information Kit including a loan agreement, invoice, Tour Manual, marketing material, public programming resources (if appropriate) and transport details will be sent to your venue approximately 6 - 8 weeks prior to the arrival of your exhibition.
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THE PROCESS Complete and return the Booking Request to Exhibitions QAC. Whilst we strive to satisfy all requests, completion of the form does not guarantee the exhibitions will be available during the period you have requested. Negotiation to reach a mutally agreeable arrangement will proceed once requests have been processed at QAC. Once Exhibitions QAC has processed your booking requests, you will be sent a Confirmation Form outlining the possible exhibition delivery and display dates. Please complete, sign and return the Confirmation Form by the due date - this is the commitment from the hirer to receiving the exhibitions.
After the Confirmation Form is returned to QAC, the hirer will be sent acknowledgement via email. An Exhibition Information Kit including a loan agreement, invoice, Tour Manual, marketing material, public programming resources (if appropriate) and transport details will be sent to your venue, approximately 6 - 8 weeks prior to the arrival of your exhibition. N.B. All exhibitions are booked depending on availability and tour itineraries. Freight arrangements can change, depending on carrier and exceptional circumstances such as weather – we will always inform you ASAP should any variation to the agreed itinerary arise.
CANCELLATION If an exhibition is cancelled by the hirer after QAC has received the signed Confirmation Form, a $100 administration fee will be incurred.
Should cancellation occur within six weeks of the agreed delivery date, the hirer will incur a fee for 50% of the overall loan fee
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