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The Promise Nick Drake

Nick Drake – overThink

31 January - 15 March

Nick Drake explores diverse themes and reflections from his life, amalgamated under a desire to make sense of this fast-paced world. Drake’s works speak of escape – from a structured life, from dull routines, and into a world of creativity and imagination. Join Umbrella Studio at 6pm on Friday 31 January 2020 for the launch of overThink and Emily Donaldson's Pandanus in the Desert. RSVP to the opening event here. Hear more from the exhibiting artists at a Floortalk at 11am on Saturday 1 February. RSVP to the floortalk event here.…


Emily Donaldson – Pandanus in the Desert

31 January - 15 March

Painting and sculpture converge in Emily Donaldson’s exhibition Pandanus in the Desert, responding to the artist's experience within the diverse landscapes of Queensland. This series of artworks celebrates the impressions of the northern terrain and is dedicated to landscape and its varying forms. Join Umbrella Studio at 6pm on Friday 31 January for the launch of Pandanus in the Desert and Nick Drake's overThink. RSVP to the opening event here. Hear more from the exhibiting artists at a Floortalk at 11am on Saturday 1…

Robert Crispe, Brumbies (Michael Smith)

Group Exhibition – Brumbies

20 March - 26 April

Brumbies is a multi-disciplinary work exploring notions of legacy, nature, urban environments, emotion and conflict. Robert Crispe (videographer and director), Michael Smith and Jack Ziesing (choreographers and performers) have together crafted cinematic responses to questions of identity, place and  purpose within the world. Brumbies is an ongoing project that seeks to involve additional artists, makers and creatives over time. Image:  Robert Crispe, Brumbies (Michael Smith), 2018, digital photograph, 4240 x 2384px.


Jac Hawthorn – Translation

20 March - 26 April

Jac Hawthorn’s mixed media and sculptural works portray everyday people interwoven with innovative nuances. The intention of the artist is to invite viewers to contemplate the underlying stories of these individuals and to initiate memory connected introspection. Image: Jac Hawthorn, Afternoon Rose, 2007, watercolour on paper, 15 x 23cm.

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Peter Minon – Searching for Nuance

20 March - 26 April

Peter Minon graphically explores connections and disruptions in the harmonies of nature. The artist’s recent experimental works engage mould-making techniques and resin casts to extend on concepts explored previously in two-dimensional mediums. Image:  Peter Minon, Attack Snape (prototype) (detail), 2019, PVC, resin, found objects and oil paint, 15 x 15cm.

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Neil Binnie – Urban Construct

1 May - 7 June

Neil Binnie’s practice is largely centred on geometric abstraction and his response to the built environment. The artist employs photography, painting and works on paper to visualise the evolving space in Townsville’s urban landscape. Image: Neil Binnie, Untitled Study (detail), 2019, Oil on paper, collage, 10 x 14cm.

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Stephen Coutts – Pareidolia and the Subconscious

1 May - 7 June

Stephen Coutts’ exhibition explores the link between ‘pareidolia,’ a phenomenon where the mind responds to a stimulus by seeing familiar forms where none exist, and the subconscious. The resultant works include drawings, prints and sculptures which invite subjective responses and degrees of perceived meaning. Image: Stephen Coutts, Main Street Leviathan, 2019, Rosegum, Satin Sycamore and wire, 45 x 38 x 7.5cm.


Katya Venter – Anatomical Venus

1 May - 7 June

The title and theme of this exhibition were drawn from Katya Venter’s interest in visual representations of the female body in visual arts. The drawing and video projection installation continues to explore the complex relationship between living and dying, beauty and the macabre. Image: Katya Venter, Ode to Anatomical Venus (detail), 2019, Drawing and mixed media on paper, 80cm x 350cm.


Group Exhibition – Mudpickers

12 June - 12 July

Mudpickers features artists Jane Hawkins, Rhonda Payne, Bronwyn Smith, Lauren Jaye Carter, Hannah Murray and Suzannah Babicci. The exhibition collectively maps the artists’ experiences with place and an investigation of memory and history. The works reflect a shared interest in trawling across the mudflats of Townsville to find hidden treasures in the layers, colours, textures and botanical forms. Image: Jane Hawkins, Remnants (detail, work in progress), 2018, Plaster and rust, 36cm wide each.

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Tony Lamont – Our Internal Shadows

12 June - 12 July

Tony Lamont’s highly saturated digital prints recontextualise elements from black and white chest X-rays. The digital image processes are cathartic to the artist, relieving stressful years he spent working in clinical medicine and radiology. The images also illuminate spiritual aspects of medical processes - “seeing” through the dark glass of technology internal bodily structures, things not visible to the naked eye. Image: Tony Lamont, Chest 163, Turtle Rock again (detail), 2017, Archival ink on studio jet gloss photo paper, 59.4 x…

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