What’s on at the Galleries….

12 Sep

Swell Sculpture Festival
13 – 22 September | Pacific Parade Currumbin Beach

Experience a wondrous display of over 50 sculptures built by local, national and international artists at the 11th annual Swell Sculpture Festival along Currumbin Beach 13 – 22 September, 2013. The free exhibition is open all hours with a selection of sculptures revealing a new verve as they are lit up under the southern sky.

Over 10 days, visitors can experience the sculptures, enjoy twilight walks, informative artist talks, discover new perspectives at the ‘The Couch’, wander through the Swell Smalls Gallery and participate in artist master classes and childrens’ workshops.

Swell Sculpture Festival inspires, amuses and uplifts and captures the hearts and minds of all who visit.

Energies 2013
Gallery 2 | The Gold Coast Art Centre
7 September to 7 October

Energies is a must-see exhibition, showcasing works of art by talented secondary school students from across the Gold Coast.

The selected works include widely varying artistic media from painting to video installation across a diverse range of themes and subject matter. This annual event promises to capture a snapshot of the current social, emotional and global views held by young people here on the Gold Coast.

Also on at the GC Art Centre…

The Boarder Art Prize
Gallery 1 | The Gold Coast Art Centre
21 September – 27 October 2013

What’s on at QAG/GoMA

Everyday Magic
Until 16 March 2014 | Media Gallery, Gallery of Modern Art (GOMA) | Free admission
‘Everyday Magic’ focuses on how the everyday — both materials and situations — can be transformed into art.

Ruth Stoneley: A Stitch in Time
Until 7 October 2013 | Xstrata Coal Queensland Artists’ Gallery (Gallery 14), Queensland Art Gallery (QAG) | Free admission
To accompany ‘Quilts 1700–1945’, the Gallery presents an exhibition of contemporary quilts by the late leading Brisbane quilt-maker Ruth Stoneley (1940-2007).

Glass from the Collection
From 22 June 2013 | Collection Display | Queensland Art Gallery (QAG) | Free admission
In this diverse selection of works, we can appreciate the magical qualities of glass still apparent in the play of light: transmitted, reflected and refracted.

Until 7 October 2013 | Queensland Art Gallery (QAG) | Free admission
As part of the celebrations commemorating 150 years of Australian South Sea Islander contributions to Queensland, ‘Sugar’ reflects on the history of the industry that first brought South Sea Islanders to this country.

Ever Present: Photographs from the Collection 1850–1975
Until 7 October 2013 | Collection Display | Queensland Art Gallery (QAG) | Free admission
This exhibition, drawn from the Gallery’s historical collections, presents works by unknown nineteenth-century photographers alongside iconic images by some of the masters of the twentieth century.

My Country, I Still Call Australia Home: Contemporary Art from Black Australia
Until 7 October 2013 | Gallery of Modern Art (GOMA) | Free admission
This exhibition will be the Gallery’s largest ever exhibition of contemporary Indigenous Australian art. It will feature works by Indigenous Australian artists from across the country.

Gordon Hookey: Kangaroo Crew
Until 27 January 2014 | Children’s Art Centre, GOMA | Free admission
The Children’s Art Centre presents ‘Kangaroo Crew’, an interactive artist project created especially for children and families by Indigenous Australian artist Gordon Hookey, from the Waanyi people.

Earth and Elsewhere: Contemporary Works from the Collection
Until 30 March 2014 | Gallery of Modern Art (GOMA) | Free admission
‘Earth and Elsewhere’ brings together works from across the Gallery’s contemporary collection that explore history, emotion and geography. The exhibition connects personal and social histories to bigger questions about the origin and nature of the universe.

Voice and Reason
Until 21 April 2014 | Gallery of Modern Art (GOMA) | Free admission
Since the colonial era, Indigenous artists have been actively examining the conversations and conflicts involving their ancestors and settlers in Australia. Their works affirm the place of their peoples’ cultures in these interactions with different histories and beliefs. This display considers the Indigenous Collection from numerous points of cultural intersection.

William Robinson
Until 7 October 2013 | Collection Display | Watermall, Queensland Art Gallery (QAG) | Free admission
Featuring a number of the much loved paintings and pastels by important Queensland landscape painter, William Robinson.


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