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Darling Downs Textile Art Group

15 July to 21 August 2021

Jenny Burgess Blue Ridge Mountain resizeThe Darling Downs Textile Art Group (DDTAG) is an organisation of artists based on the Darling Downs who are dedicated to textile and quilt art practices. The rationale for this new body of work was to explore music, both its history and ceremony, as a nod to the Jazz music that is performed throughout Warwick’s iconic Jumpers and Jazz in July festival.

Members of DDTAG have developed works for this project over a period of almost two years using one unusual element as inspiration – the Pianola roll.

Historically, the pianola roll has played its part in a chain of inventions that have resulted in the computers of the modern world. In the same way a painter uses paint, a textile artist uses fibre. This can be from many diverse sources such as those derived from plants, animals, inorganic compounds or in the case of the paper in the Pianola roll, from wood and other plant waste.

In Musicale, the artists have literally used the paper rolls explore and communicate contemporary textile ideas, or they have extracted a notion or design element unique to the paper roll as inspiration for their design.

DDTAG artists 

Suzanne Bauer, Jenny Burgess, Jo Eagle, Noeleen Fleming, Hilary Fogerty, Denise Hart, Kay Joyce, Sue Jurd, Gillian Knott, Marion Lees, Elizabeth Schmidt, Sue Schmidt, Jan Scudamore, Barbara Stephenson, Jolanta Szymczyk, Sandra Tessmann and Iet van Vonderen

Image: Jenny Burgess Blue Ridge Mountain


 

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Warwick Art Gallery Yarntopians

15 July to 20 August 2021

The Warwick Art Gallery Yarntopians create large scale knitted and crocheted installations. This year they enjoyed indulging their fond memories of the lounge rooms of their childhoods.

The Front Room is an eclectic and colourful room where you can remember long days of relaxing on the shag pile carpet while listening
to your favourite vinyl records.


 

 Plan your visit to Warwick Art Gallery using our Exhibitions Calendar.

Our three unique exhibition spaces are updated every 4 to 8 weeks.  We are open 10 am to 4 pm Tuesday to Saturday.

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3 Jun – 10 Jul 2021

(closed 11 Jul - 14 Jul for changeover)

Robert MacPherson: Boss Drovers
‘Robert MacPherson: Boss Drovers’ is a touring exhibition developed by the Queensland Art Gallery | Gallery of Modern Art.
27 May – 3 Jul 2021 Rose Czarine Albendia
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15 Jul - 21 Aug 2021

(closed 22 Aug - 25 Aug for changeover)

Musicale

Darling Downs Textile Art Group

15 Jul – 28 Aug 2021

The Front Room 

Warwick Art Gallery Yarntopians

26 Aug - 2 Oct 2021

 

Proximities

Amelia Willmer

2 Sept - 9 Oct 2021

Seasons of the Southern Downs

Allora Photography Group

12 Oct - 25 Oct 2021

 

Edge of the Present

Big Reach festival

14 Oct - 27 Nov 2021

In Sight 4

Warwick State High School Students

28 Oct - 13 Nov 2021 Presenting the entire Warwick holdings in the Southern Downs Regional Council collection - a special event for the Condamine Country Art and Open Studio Trail (6 & 7 November)
18 Nov - 22 Dec  2021 pARTicipate Local Artist Competition and BURST 4 Local Youth Art Competition 2 Dec 2021 - 15 Jan 2022

Baltic Mini Textile Gdynia exhibition

On tour from Gdynia City Museum, Poland

6 Jan - 12 Feb 2022

 Algalrhythms - Life Movement

Svenja

20 Jan - 26 Feb 2022

Books on Tour - The Artist and the Author

Terese Eglington

17 Feb - 26 Mar 2022

Pub Rock

Touring exhibition from the National Portrait Gallery

3 Mar - 9 Apr 2022

Bespoke: Prints, Paper, Process

Cattledog Printmakers

   

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Rose Czarine Albendia

27 May to 3 July 2021

Image 2Rose was born in the Philippines and with her family emigrated to Australia in 2011 to live on the Southern Downs. As a child she always liked to draw, mostly portraits of her family and friends. After high school she attended the University of Angono Rizal System in the Philippines and studied advertising.

Rose paints almost every day. Painting is familiar and comfortable and like breathing for her. It is an essential part of her life. Some of her influences are William-Adolphe Bouguereau, John Singer Sargent & Gustav Klimt. At present she is working towards a blend of impressionism and expressionism in her art.

This series of artworks depict people in locations on the Southern Downs. There is an emphasis, in several of her works, to interpretation of the scene from a distance giving an air of mystery, while others are open and natural.

Image: Butterfly Dreaming Rose Czarine Albendia Acrylic  on canvas


 

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Robert MacPherson Boss Drovers

Queensland Art Gallery | Gallery of Modern Art touring exhibition

3 June to 10 July 2021

QAG RobertMacPherson BossDrovers installationview RESIZEThis touring installation of 200 drawings is only a fragment of the 2400 individual sheets Robert MacPherson made over two
decades that together form the single huge work ‘BOSS DROVERS’ 1996–2014. 

MacPherson was born in 1937 and is celebrated today as a senior Australian contemporary artist, renowned for apparently simple works that gently unfold to reveal something more complex. His works frequently explore overlooked aspects of his subject matter, allowing viewers to gain a more nuanced understanding of the circumstances surrounding a particular situation.

‘BOSS DROVERS’ demonstrates several aspects of MacPherson’s practice, especially the way he plays with ‘traditional’ aspects of art, such as landscape, portraiture and the authority of an artist’s signature. MacPherson made these drawings in the guise of his alter ego, Robert Pene, a Year 4 student at St Joseph’s Convent in Nambour, Queensland. Each sheet includes the portrait and name of a boss drover responsible for moving livestock and teams of stockmen along the great pastoral stock routes of Australia.

The work is simultaneously magnificent in scale and remarkable for its intimacy, and at first seems rooted in a very specific way of representing these rugged bush personalities. However, ‘BOSS

DROVERS’ ultimately opens up like the pages of a book, revealing richly interwoven poetic markers of places and people whose identities and life in the country are in danger of fading from view.

‘Robert MacPherson: Boss Drovers’ is a touring exhibition developed by the Queensland Art Gallery | Gallery of Modern Art. 

Image: Robert MacPherson Australia b. 1937 1000 Frog Poems: 1000 Boss Drovers ("Yellow Leaf Falling") For H.S. (detail) 1996-2014 / Graphite, ink and stain on paper / 2400 sheets: 30 x 42.5cm (each) Purchased 2014 with funds from the Queensland Art Gallery | Gallery of Modern Art Foundation, Paul and Susan Taylor, and Donald and Christine McDonald Courtesy the artist and Queensland Art Gallery | Gallery of Modern Art
Photograph: Natasha Harth, QAGOMA


 

TOURING

Baltic Mini Textiles Tour May 2021 - December 2022 

Launched in 1993 in Gdynia, Poland

One of Europe’s leading reviews of textile miniatures

Artists from all over the globe

The juried event is held every 3 years

 BMTLogo jpg“The small scale lets artists experiment with complex, intricate techniques and use delicate, ephemeral materials. The huge variety of the artists own techniques and fascinating artistic solutions show us that textile miniatures are a fully independent, important genre, full of potential.”

Anna Śliwa Exhibition Curator

 

Warwick Art Gallery and Brisbane based/Polish born artist Jolanta Szymczyk are collaborating to bring the Baltic Mini Textile exhibition  to Australia in 2021/2022.  

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Approximately 40 works have been selected by the curator Anna Śliwa for the tour, a combination of free standing and hanging works.

Itinerary (correct 16 March 2021 but subject to change)

22 May – 13 July 2021 Capalaba Art Gallery, Capalaba, Queensland
22 July – 18 August 2021 Colac Otway Performing Arts & Cultural Centre, Colac, Victoria
27 August – 15 September 2021  The Old Ambulance Station, Nambour, Queensland
2 October - 20 November 2021 Bonegilla Migrant Experience, Block 19, Wodonga, Victoria
4 December 2021 – 15 January 2022 Warwick Art Gallery, Warwick, Queensland
22 January – 12 March 2022 Dogwood Crossing @ Miles, Miles, Queensland
15 May – 19 June 2022 Cowra Regional Art Gallery, Cowra, New South Wales

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A travelling exhibition of work by Loani Prior and Mark Crocker invitation front WEBSITE

Warwick Art Gallery was the producing gallery for the exhibition Portraits of a Tea Cosy. 

Work on this exhibition started in 2012 when Queen of Tea Cosies Loani Prior and photographer Mark Crocker travelled to six towns in three states meeting tea cosy guardians and recording their stories.    From these meetings Mark has produced 40 black and white portraits of the interviewees with their tea cosies in colour.  Their stories have been turned into an audio presentation and delightful quotes about family, friendship and the joy of owning something handcrafted. 

This exhibition also stars 20 exuberant TEA COSIES created by Loani Prior, author of three best selling books, Wild Tea Cosies, Really Wild Tea Cosies and How Tea Cosies Change the World.  They are knitted objets d’art, woolly sculptures; clever and funny, like nothing you will have seen before. 

The exhibition was displayed first in Warwick during Jumpers and Jazz in July 2013.  The tour includes the following locations: Mittagong, Northern Territory, Hervey Bay, Miles, Longreach, Bundaberg, Ballina and Canberra. The tour was completed in 2015.  Mark Crocker's prtraits are now part of the Warwick Art Gallery collection.

This project is supported by the Visual Arts and Craft Strategy, an initiative of the Australian state and territory governments and by Arts Queensland in the Department of Science, Information Technology, Innovation and the Arts.

This project has also been assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body.

From time to time we participate in exciting one off projects.  Click on one of the links below to find out more.

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