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Anneke Silver: Rivers un-cut | Exhibition Summary | 2016


Exhibition Summary: Anneke Silver: Rivers un-cut

Gallery Services Shane Fitzgerald Eric Nash Erwin Cruz Louise Cummins Rob Donaldson Jo Stacey Holly Grech-Fitzgerald Carly Sheil Dianne Purnell Leonardo Valero Rurik Henry Sarah Welch Jess Cuddihy Sarah Reddington Danielle Berry Wendy Bainbridge Ruth Hughes Jillian Macfie Jo Lankester Damian Cumner Nicole Richardson Samuel Smith

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Cover Anneke Silver Where rivers come from 2015 Mixed media on canvas 61 x 61 cm Photo: Shane Fitzgerald

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Contents OVERVIEW

PUBLIC PROGRAMS AND EDUCATION

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VISITOR FEEDBACK

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OVERVIEW Rivers un-cut | Anneke Silver Perc Tucker Regional Gallery 1 April - 1 May 2016


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Overview There is little to write about the accomplishments of Dr Anneke Silver that has not already been written. Her works have been exhibited across Australia, in America, Europe and Fiji in more than 30 solo shows, and countless group, invitation and touring exhibitions. Amongst these have been a number of highlight exhibitions for Perc Tucker Regional Gallery, such as un-framing (2006), Seasons Without Names (1997), and 30 Years in North Queensland (1997), a major retrospective exhibition curated by former Director Ross Searle. Loved locally, admiration for her work also stretches throughout the North Queensland region and beyond; her works are included in numerous major public collections, including those of the National Gallery of Australia, Canberra; Queensland Art Gallery; Artbank; Bathurst Regional Art Gallery; Glasshouse Gallery, Port Macquarie; Artspace Mackay; Cairns Regional Gallery; Bundaberg Regional Gallery; Parliament House, Queensland, as well as in private and corporate collections in Australia, America, and Europe. Her contribution to the encouragement of the region’s emerging artistic talents also cannot be overstated, having been the program leader of Fine Arts at James Cook University’s College of Music, Visual Arts, and Theatre for a number of years. Rivers un-cut was a welcome, and long overdue, solo exhibition of new work by the artist, ten years since the staging of her last solo show at Perc Tucker Regional Gallery. Once again, Silver delivered a highlight of the Gallery’s exhibition program. The exhibition provided an opportunity to celebrate Silver’s immense contribution to the region’s arts community, and take joy in her pure passion for painting. Silver’s love for painting is perhaps only matched by her affection for the North Queensland environment, and this exhibition was a splendid union of these great passions. This fine exhibition of new work was three years in the making. Rivers un-cut was fitting recognition for a leading Townsville artist.The affection with which she is held in the community was evident in the strong response to the show, both in terms of visitation with 4,419 guests recorded, and the glowing remarks made in passing and in the visitor comments book about the exhibition. Perc Tucker Regional Gallery extends its sincere congratulations to the artist on this major achievement, and also its thanks for her generosity of time and spirit in delivering numerous talks and programs for the Townsville community, all of which were well received.


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PUBLIC PROGRAMS AND EDUCATION Top: Intuitive Mapping workshop with Dr Anneke Silver. Bottom: Anneke Silver in conversation with Russell Butler.


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Gallery Services is committed to promoting engagement with the arts and its program of exhibitions through the delivery of a series of public and educational programs, each sitting within either the Creative Communities, Creative Classrooms, or Creative Spaces themes of the Visual Arts Strategy. A number of programs were scheduled and delivered to coincide with the major exhibition Rivers un-cut, involving the artist, or hosted by Gallery staff, which further emphasise this committment. Gallery Services’ appreciation of the artist’s time in attending the exhibition and engaging with visitors throughout the exhibition display must also be noted. This certainly contributed to visitors’ engagement with and appreciation of the exhibition. Programs arranged to complement Rivers un-cut included: Rivers un-cut Exhibition launch A celebration of the launch of Anneke Silver’s major exhibition Rivers un-cut, opened by Artist, Ron McBurnie. 7pm Friday 1 April 2016 Attendance: 292 guests Artist Talk: Anneke Silver Creative Communities Program A floor talk provided for guests by the artist, Anneke Silver, to provide greater insight into the works and her career. 10.30am Saturday 2 April 2016 Attendance: 82 guests In Conversation: Anneke Silver and Russell Butler Creative Communities Program Local Indigenous elder Russell Butler and artist Dr Anneke Silver discussed the land and seascapes of Townsville. 10.30am Sunday 10 April 2016 Attendance: 60 guests Live Painting Demonstrations Creative Communities Program Under the guidance of Dr Anneke Silver participants learnt how to work with acrylic, water media and pens to explore familiar landscapes and environments in alternative ways. 10.30am - 1.30pm Sunday 17 and Sunday 4 April 2016 Attendance: 20 guests (10/week)

Art After Dark: Looking Back - Joining the Dots Artist Talk with Dr Anneke Silver Creative Communities Program Art After Dark is a social and enjoyable program developed to engage new audiences in the gallery environment. Anneke presented an intriguing account of how her arts practice developed and grew over the last 40 years, drawing on past and present artworks, including those in her exhibition Rivers un-cut. 6.30pm Thursday 21 April 2016 Attendance: 56 guests Exhibition Tours Creative Communities Program Gallery Services staff provided guided tours for a number of members of the community and community groups upon request, including U3A and Friends of the Galleries members. Dates various Attendance: 11 guests

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Documentation Please find on this spread and the following pages a selection of images taken from the Perc Tucker Regional Gallery display of the major exhibition Rivers un-cut and its associated programs.

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DOCUMENTATION Top: Rivers un-cut. Bottom: Rivers un-cut.


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Top: Rivers un-cut. Bottom: Rivers un-cut.

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DOCUMENTATION Left: Anneke Silver in conversation with Russell Butler. Right: Intuitive Mapping workshop with Dr Anneke Silver.


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DOCUMENTATION Artist Anneke Silver provides an artist talk for patrons during the showing of her major exhibition Rivers un-cut


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DOCUMENTATION Artist Ron McBurnie officially launches Anneke Silver’s major Perc Tucker Regional Gallery exhibition Rivers un-cut


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Visitor Feedback VISITOR FEEDBACK

With over 4,000 visitors to the exhibition, it was inevitable that a wealth of visitor feedback was recorded.

Indicative of patrons’ appreciation of the exhibition, 109 comments were left in the Gallery’s guest book, of which 100% were positive accounts.

Many compliments for the exhibition were paid in passing to staff and volunteers at the Gallery, while others preferred to leave a more lasting tribute.

A very small selection of our favourite comments are provided below and overleaf.

Excellent - naturally! Geoff Thomson - 4818 Unbelievable as always Jim Lazaredes - 4812 So happy to have a chance to see Anneke’s work Lynn Saunders - 4812 One with our environment as viewed from above it Gay Wordworth - 4810 Wonderful Anneke. We are very proud of you! Alison McDonald - 4818 We loved the fact the artwork was of local TSV locations. Pottery in the shop is also beautiful Neesh and Rossell - 4811 Very inspiring, loved the colours and mediums used Tanya Taylor - 4810 Loved her work, such a different perspective Jacki and Pat Whally - 4812 Love Cleveland landscape - colours are beautiful. Also large landscapes in yellow and turquoise x 2. I too am fascinated by aerial views of Nth Qld landscapes - all those lovely greens and turquoises! Margaret Jones - 4885 Words almost fail me! What a stunningly beautiful achievement and what an inspiring celebration of our precious streams and rivers. Long may they weave their magic across our landscape. This city is blessed to have you, Anneke! Liz Downes - 4814 A fascinating perspective. Thank you Helen Edmonds - 3458 Beautiful exhibition! Such an original perspective and I love the colours! Sara Herrebow Wonderful works, Anneke - a very special interpretation of these great river systems and surrounding lands of North Queensland Alan Owen - 4121


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Anneke Silver Sunset reflected 2015 Acrylic on canvas 61 x 61 cm

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Very beautiful and cleverly put together. You are an amazing artist Anneke Georgia O’Gorman - 4812

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Beautiful and calming exhibit. The perfect thing to see on a Monday and work day! Kelly Stokes - 4810 Wonderful art. I like the variations of work here. I just wandered into the gallery whilst on my way to buy groceries! I’m glad I did. Crystal Debrah Wonderful work and a lovely gallery - I had a lovely time visiting here Ana Vaughan - 4350 Fabulous textural colours Anneke Anne Carter - 4814 Excellent gallery, very enjoyable displays in different mediums Andrew and Amanda Bray - UK Anneke you are still brilliant. Just beautiful Christine Z - 4815 Very beautiful and unique artworks Aj and Ari - 4810 Beautiful exhibit, friendly staff, would recommend to others Ryan - 77082 Wonderful to see this perspective on canvas. This exhibition speaks to me as a pilot Nick - 4703 Sparkly Sunrise Over Cape Cleveland is a masterpiece Alison - 3170 Wow, just wow! Pure talent Trish - 4810 Lovely to see Indigenous cultures acknowledged. Thank you Rhane Naumams - 4814 Absolutely wonderful and evocative of the Townsville I remember Sue and Ian Kneipp - 3463 Amazing! Love the layered textures too! Ash Millard


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Patrons admiring artwork at the launch of Rivers un-cut.

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Media and Marketing MEDIA AND MARKETING

Media, marketing, and promotion through Gallery Services’ established mediums contributed to high levels of exposure for, and attendance to, the exhibition. Marketing materials and exhibition collateral which promoted the event, and assisted visitors in interpreting and enjoying the exhibition, included: •

2016 Exhibition Calendar, distribution of 10,000

Invitation, distribution of 1,500

Exhibition listing within the Townsville City Council website

Stories in the April and May issues of Foreword, Perc Tucker Regional Gallery’s monthly e-news, combined distribution of 2,250

Facebook coverage

Twitter coverage

Story in Townsville City Council’s Arts/ Culture/Events February - April quarterly newsletter, distribution of 10,000

Listings and paid advertisements in Townsville Eye, Townsville Bulletin’s weekend social liftout

‘Articulate’ feature in DUOMagazine April issue

DUOMagazine exhibition listing

Listing in March/April edition of Art Guide Australia

2 x banners on Perc Tucker Regional Gallery facade

Local Radio promotion and coverage by local TV stations

Posters at Gallery front and along Flinders Street

Left: Media clippings Right: Building banner


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