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Perc Tucker Regional Gallery Pinnacles Gallery 2014

Major Exhibitions

Life Unframed

Limina: the threshold of experience

Until 26 January 2014

A Queensland University of Technology and Pinnacles Gallery co-curated exhibition. The Games of Art investigates how artists are using the mechanisms of games and art to reflect and express the socio-cultural ideas of our time. Games are no longer recognised merely as forms of entertainment or toys, but are increasingly accepted as cultural artefacts that contribute critically to cultural discussions. This shift illustrates how games have become a platform for creative expression and conceptual thinking about the world around us.

18 July - 14 September 2014

Uli Liessmann’s Life Unframed is a showcase of the last ten years of the artist’s dedication to his art practice. Featuring works on paper, the exhibition holds a mirror to society; while Uli has developed his own narratives for all of the works, the gamut of issues they address can be interpreted in any number of ways, dependant on the viewer’s own personal experiences.

Dr. Donna Foley’s exhibition Limina explores the threshold of experience of new places over a decade of travel. The exhibition is, in essence, a travelogue, the layout representing pages or even chapters of a book, each exploring often invisible elements that contribute to the physiographies and psychographics of a place. An enduring interest in the relationship between the visual and verbal persists, however, Limina is perhaps a more ambitious exploration of experience through the use of visual stimuli and metonym to trigger responses beyond the visual.

Brick by Brick

Until 23 February 2014

Pippin BARR New Zealand, All’s Well That Ends Well [screenshot] 2011 video game, browser, colour, sound

7 February - 30 March 2014 Glide is a collaboration between Townsville-based interdisciplinary artists Robert Crispe, Michelle Hall and Jo Lankester, inspired by the Lilienthal Glider. Together the three artists will present a large scale wing and digital mapping exhibition which will fill the Pinnacles Gallery space, transforming it into a floating, otherworldly experience.

The 2014 Children’s Exhibition centres on the vibrant and engaging sculptures of Melbourne-based artist Troy Emery. The sculptures depict animals as we’ve never seen them before, using impossible combinations of form, colour and materials. Troy Emery: into the wild explores the complex relationship between animals and humans, with humans often viewing animals not only as living things, but also as companions, and as decorative objects through fashion, patterns and taxidermy.

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Troy EMERY Waiting Forever 2013 polyester pompoms, polyurethane mannequin, glass eyes,plastic earliners and hot glue 46 x 42 x 28 cm

The 59th Townsville Art Awards and 2014 Townsville Open Art Award

Renegades: Outsider Art

In-Habit: Project Another Country

Considering the idea of ‘place’, Alfredo Juan Aquilizan and Isabel Gaudinez-Aquilizan present a participatory exhibition that addresses themes of journey and diaspora; settlement and resettlement; home and land; plight and displacement. In-Habit: Project Another Country is a Sherman Contemporary Art Foundation commissioned project, toured by Museums & Galleries NSW. This project has been assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council for the Arts, its arts funding and advisory body.

2014 sees the most significant development of the Percival since its 2007 debut by enabling photomedia artists an avenue to participate through the inaugural DUO Magazine Percival Photographic Portrait Prize 2014. The exhibition offers a major $10,000 acquisitive prize, and extends the city’s celebration of the genre of portraiture by coinciding with the Percival Portrait Painting Prize presented at Perc Tucker Regional Gallery.

Euan MacLeod: The Ron McBurnie Gift 18 July - 17 August 2014

Born and educated in New Zealand before relocating to Australia, Euan MacLeod is one of the nation’s most acclaimed contemporary artists, with the Archibald Prize (2001) and Sulman Prize (2001) among his many credits. This exhibition presents a significant gift of MacLeod’s work made by Ron McBurnie; a close friend and - through his expertise as a master printmaker - a frequent collaborator with the artist.

ArtNOW and Creative Generation Excellence Awards in Visual Art 23 August - 14 September 2014

Organised by the Townsville Art Society, this annual exhibition is the region’s most prestigious showcase for local artists, showcasing the diversity of practice within the region. Headlined by the major acquisitive Townsville Open Art Award, sponsored by Townsville City Council, the exhibition also includes a host of further prize categories celebrating acrylics, watercolours, oils, pastels, ink, pencil and charcoal drawings, printmaking, and miniatures.

Renegades: Outsider Art is a KickArts Contemporary Arts touring exhibition created in partnership with Arts Project Australia and funded by Visions of Australia. Outsider Art is an emerging genre that describes art forms derived from improbable or marginal places, arising from raw impulse and urges of the heart. Featuring a kaleidoscope of images and artists’ stories, the works in Renegades come from makers with intellectual disabilities, others in community care, psychiatric settings, outer geographical reaches, and free spirits. The show underlines the creativity of ‘unlikely’ makers, mostly lacking academic instruction.

Townsville Youth and Emerging Artist Exhibition / Townsville Young Artist Awards 10 October - 26 October 2014

Townsville is home to a strong contingent of young and emerging artists, practicing in a variety of traditional and digital mediums. The annual exhibitions showcase works by a selection of these artists, aged from pre school - 28 years.

Fish Hooks and Moving Trees: Pacific Transformations in Australia 24 October - 14 December 2014

A BEMAC (Brisbane Multicultural Arts Centre) National Touring Exhibition Fish Hooks and Moving Trees: Pacific Transformations in Australia includes contemporary Pacific artists and communities from ten Pacific nations: Nuie, Kiribati, Tuvalu, Tokelau, Samoa, Papua New Guinea, Maori New Zealand, Tonga, Vanuatu and The Solomon Islands. The exhibition features leading and emerging Pacific artists living in Australia, and a broad range of historical objects; exploring Australian Pacific relationships and how these have transformed through the visual arts and crafts today.

Ryan ‘The Brickman’ McNAUGHT with his ‘Elvis’ Erikson Aircrane Helicopter LEGO® brick sculpture

Eric BRIDGEMAN Young Simbu Boy In Traditional Costume [detail] 2010

28 February - 27 April 2014

2014 Bachelor of New Media Arts Graduate Exhibition

Tim Maguire: The Douglas Kagi Gift showcases an extraordinary recent gift by Dr Douglas Kagi. A prolific collector of international prints since the 1970s, Kagi donated 24 digital prints by acclaimed London-based painter Tim Maguire to the City of Townsville Art Collection in 2012. The exhibition highlights the blurring of boundaries between traditionally segmented mediums (photography, painting, and printmaking) being fuelled by progressive contemporary artists such as Maguire. A Queensland Festival of Photography 5 Exhibition.

31 October - 9 November 2014

Having explored creative art-making within a rigorous and supportive learning and teaching environment, the annual James Cook University Bachelor of New Media Arts Graduate Exhibition showcases the defining work of final year students, displaying a diverse range of disciplines including Illustration and Photomedia, Media Design, Music and Sound and Contemporary Theatre.

Tim MAGUIRE United Kingdom b. 1958 Berries and Sky 2009 digital pigment print on paper, 120 x 181 cm, ed. 5/12. Acc. 2012.031. Donated through the Australian Government’s Cultural Gifts Program by Tech-Dry Building Protection Systems Pty Ltd as trustee for the Dr Douglas A Kagi Scientific Research Trust, 2012. City of Townsville Art Collection. Photograph: Holly Grech-Fitzgerald, Gallery Services

Creative Arts

2014 Visual Art and Contemporary Craft Student Exhibition

14 March - 27 April 2014


20 September - 26 October 2014 Organised by James Cook University’s School of Creative Arts, the Screengrab New Media Arts Award is a truly international event, featuring entries in any screen-based media submitted by contemporary media artists and digital practitioners from around the globe. Having grown exponentially since its inception in 2009, Screengrab continues to expand in 2014 with a satellite exhibition of a selection of works at Pinnacles Gallery.

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Creative Arts

Stefan LARSSON Impermanence Trajectory - The Limbic Nest [screenshot] 2013


14 November - 30 November 2014

The Line of Fire features works from the City of Townsville Art Collection and private lenders, examining Townsville and broader Australian military history. Executed in a variety of media, including photography, painting, drawing, and objects, the works provide insight into Australia’s evolving military involvement. Featured artists include Yvonne Atkinson, Robert Emerson Curtis, Harold Dunkley, Stephen Dupont, Frank Hinder, George Gittoes, Douglas Green, and Tim Page.

The annual exhibition by Visual Arts and Contemporary Craft students of Barrier Reef Institute of TAFE Pimlico showcases the talent of the individual artists emerging from the school, and includes traditional 2D art forms, 3D design, sculpture and new media art such as video and animation.

Margaret OLLEY b. 1923 d. 2011 Still life – objects on a table c. 1976 oil on composition board, 75 x 115 cm. Acc. 1994.006. Gift of Ray Crooke 1994. City of Townsville Art Collection.

Percival Portrait Painting Prize 2014 9 May - 13 July 2014

Australian Modernists

5 December 2014 - 25 January 2015

A national portrait prize of significance and esteem, the Percival Portrait Painting Prize 2014 offers a $40,000 acquisitive major prize awarded by Perc Tucker Regional Gallery, Gallery Services, Townsville City Council, with the winning work entering the City of Townsville Art Collection to be appreciated by future generations in perpetuity. The much-anticipated biennial prize exhibition, which was first held in 2007, attracts a significant number of entries from all corners of the nation and promotes the pursuit of excellence within the genre. Artworks comprised of oil, acrylic, watercolour, pastels, charcoal, ink, mixed media are eligible as entries in the Percival Portrait Painting Prize. Entries close Friday 28 March 2014.

The exhibition Australian Modernists features works from the City of Townsville Art Collection – such as 2014’s signature image by James Wigley – which stem from one of the most celebrated and turbulent art periods in the nation’s history. Modernism, having been introduced to Australia in the mid-1910s through migrants and overseas exhibitions, lasted five decades and coincided with world wars, severe economic depression, and major advances – both technologically and socially.

31 October - 7 December 2014 Curated by Enviropairs, TREE features works by artists Bernadette Boscacci, Kath Cornwall, Marion Gaemers and Robyn Sweeney. The exhibition’s central motif unifies each artist’s profound interest in the natural environment. Whether exploring growth and seed distribution as a metaphor for trade and networking; utilising the tree as a collaborator; or reading scars as marks of experience, each artist explores notions of sentience.

Changshu Sister City Exchange

13 December 2014 - 8 February 2015 Following on from the success of the 2013 Changshu Sister City Cultural Exchange Pinnacles Gallery will showcase the artistic achievements of students from the Townsville region and Changshu county.

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The Line of Fire

Carly BOULTER Pimlico State High School Beyond the obvious [detail] 2013 acrylic on canvas

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Tim Maguire: The Douglas Kagi Gift

ArtNOW is a student exhibition delivered annually as part of Gallery Services’ Creative Classrooms Program through collaboration with educators within the North Queensland Region, the Queensland Art Teachers Association (QATA) and Senior secondary students. The Creative Generation Excellence Awards in Visual Art North Queensland Regional Exhibition recognises and promotes excellence in senior visual art education throughout state and non-state schools in the region.

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19 September - 5 October 2014

31 January - 9 March 2014

5 April - 4 May 2014

10 May - 13 July 2014

29 August - 19 October 2014

Brick by Brick is the definitive exhibition exploring the history of LEGO® development and its permeating influence on popular culture. A participatory, engaging and fun experience for children and adults alike, the exhibition will feature an interactive video game room, a room dedicated to LEGO play and construction, and sculptures and facilitated workshops by the Southern Hemisphere’s only LEGO Certified Professional Ryan McNaught.


DUO Magazine Percival Photographic Portrait Prize 2014

Troy Emery: into the wild




Until 2 February 2014

Sue SMITH Improbable event management 2013 Oil and acrylic on canvas 910 x 910 cm

Jo LANKESTER On the Surface 2013 lithograph, 70 x 50cm. Printers: Jo Lankester with Peter Lancaster and Eliza Grace of Lancaster Press


Thirty-Six Views of Castle Hill

Jo Lankester’s major solo exhibition Cornerstone re-affirms her passion for creating large scale works inspired by the natural environment. An artist of national regard, she trained at the Victorian College of the Arts in 1994, completing her Bachelor of Fine Arts – Printmaking. Lankester’s work is represented in the National Gallery of Australia Print Collection, Artbank, and in public and private collections throughout Australia and overseas.

In Thirty-Six Views of Castle Hill, Queensland artist, Sue Smith (who lived in Townsville in 2011-12) composes her own ukiyo-e, a floating world of contemporary experience. The paintings contemplate the bittersweet beauty of experience, with the timeless, immoveable hill as backdrop to the constant flux and impermanence of all things.

18 July - 24 August 2014

19 December 2014 - 15 February 2015


James WIGLEY SA / b. 21 May 1928. Moved to Melbourne, VIC, 1941. d. 19 July 1999 Working the cane fields [detail] 1954 Oil and tempera on marine ply, 81.1 x 102.8 cm [work], 99.4 x 120.6 x 4.8 cm [frame] Acc. 2002.044

Gift of Mr Philip Bacon AM, 2002 City of Townsville Art Collection Photograph: Holly Grech-Fitzgerald, Gallery Services

Perc Tucker Regional Gallery is located in one of Townsville’s finest heritage buildings, on the corner of Denham and Flinders Streets, in the city centre. The Gallery has a ground floor and first floor level with seven exhibition spaces. On display are works by north Queensland artists as well as national and international touring exhibitions. Guided group exhibition tours are available upon request and prior bookings are essential. For further information, please contact : Perc Tucker Regional Gallery Corner Denham and Flinders Streets, Townsville QLD 4810 (07) 4727 9011 @TCC_PercTucker /PercTuckerTCC


The Games of Art

Opening Hours Monday - Friday 10am - 5pm Saturday - Sunday 10am - 2pm Closed Public Holidays, Free Admission

Pinnacles Gallery

Pinnacles Gallery opened in March 1996 as part of the Thuringowa Library and Council complex. The Gallery provided a space for the display of a diversity of art, social history and educational exhibitions to serve the needs of Thuringowa’s residents and visitors at the time. Pinnacles Gallery moved in 2006 to a purpose-built gallery within the Riverway Arts Centre – the only purpose-built gallery in Townsville. The space offers a multitude of ways to present artwork and has the capacity to deliver multi-media artwork presentations. Guided group exhibition tours are available upon request and prior bookings are essential. For further information, please contact: Pinnacles Gallery 20 Village Boulevard, Townsville QLD 4817 (07) 4773 8871 @TCC_Pinnacles /PinnaclesTCC Opening Hours Tuesday - Sunday 10am - 5pm Closed Mondays and Public Holidays, Free Admission

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