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Flight of the One Eyed Crow

The Australian ‘Settler’ Problem

12 April - 12 May

David Jones This exhibition by David Jones interrogates societal denial of the violent nature of Australia’s national foundation as a ‘settler’ problem, which was framed by the contemporary clinical and social concept of a ‘vicious cycle of anxiety’. This body of work aims to disrupt the denial of invasion and the erasure of Aboriginal culture through accepted narratives of European settlement of Australia.

Sue Poggioli 2017

Postcards from the North & South 2019

12 April - 12 May

PressNorth Printmakers, Firestation Print Studio and two invited American groups, Bluegrass Printmakers and Second State Press, collaborate in the sixth Postcard print exchange exhibition to share and extend the diversity of all members' innovative printmaking techniques and transferable skills, and to encourage new friendships with each organisation’s members.

Linda at Hoi Poloi - MIR-1 37mm lens

Audience as Art – 100 Vintage Lens Portraits

12 April - 12 May

Al Green This exhibition showcases the culmination of photographs from Al Green’s 100 vintage portrait project that took place during and after the Pop Up North Queensland art festival in 2017. Using 100 different vintage lenses to photograph his subjects, Al has captured the audience as the art.


The Partnershipping Project

17 May - 23 June

Working with a groundbreaking touring model, The Partnershipping Project features the work of twenty regionally-based artists responding to the question “does place still matter”? Touring from Burnie (TAS) to Townsville (QLD), Lismore (NSW) and Mt. Gambier (SA) and back, each iteration of the exhibition, installed in eight small boats, will offer different regional perspectives on pressing global problems. Queensland artists involved in the project are: Anne Lord, Brian Robinson, Gail Mabo, Obery Sambo, Rob Douma and Vanghoua Anthony Vue. Check…

Alien Landscape, 60 X 45cm, Ink & watercolour on Yupo paper by Annette Ire.and

Where to with Water?

17 May - 23 June

Townsville Watercolour Group Where to with Water presents a group of experimental works in which members of the Townsville Watercolour Group challenge and extend their usual practice and vision by exploring unfamiliar and unusual methods, techniques and subject matter.


NQCC Artist Postcard Fundraising Exhibition

17 May - 23 June

North Queensland Conservation Council’s invitational exhibition and fundraising auction of collectable miniature artworks by artists who care about the environment. All welcome to the artwork auction: Friday 21 June 2019

Marion Gaemers, 2018, Octopus, Beach Ephemera & Milk Crate, Dimensions

Legacy: Reflections on Mabo

5 July - 11 August

Legacy: Reflections on Mabo celebrates the man behind the game-changing Native Title Act, Eddie Koiki Mabo, and the ongoing influence and impact he has had on Australian society and culture. This travelling exhibition brings together 26 Indigenous and non-Indigenous artists in the spirit of reconciliation, 27 years after this historic achievement. Each artist has responded to an aspect of Mabo they were drawn to, whether it was his life, politics, activism or legacy. The artworks come together in surprising ways,…

BernadetteBOSCACCI_Farewell detail 2015

Travelling by String

16 August - 22 September

Bernadette Boscacci The title of this exhibition relates to an elemental way of being and moving through the world. The environment of objects and images presented by Bernadette Boscacci reflects her artistic enquiries into her own creative journey and deep love of nature. The exhibition marks 20 years since Bernadette returned to live and work in Townsville, and 20 years since her first solo exhibition at Umbrella Studio.

Barbara Pierce, Doorway (detail) 2018, Acrylic paint with collage (archival paper-digital print-canvas-thread) and pencil on plaster 20cm x 20cm


16 August - 22 September

Barbara Pierce Shelter, landscape and social fabric are essentially linked and unique to prevailing circumstances. In this exhibition a familiar theme is revisited in work initiated in response to word of humanitarian crises where the seeking of shelter or sanctuary is paramount.


Accretion: Mapping the Landscape

27 September - 3 November

Jo Lankester An exhibition of contemporary Australian prints by Jo Lankester, employing a range of intaglio and relief techniques to create prints that are an intuitive response to personal experiences in the Australian Landscape. Impressed by the symbiotic relationships of organisms and how they form pleasing compositions made up of intriguing textures, line, and colour combinations. These elements of nature and experience inform her work.

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