Twenty three local artists accepted our challenge to create small two dimensional artworks with a perimeter no larger than 60cm.
The exhibition opportunity was offered exclusively to Warwick Art Gallery members and volunteers to showcase the talent of the Gallery’s loyal supporter community.
Rose Czarine Albendia
Top Little Houses Fiona Hayes
Centre Tequila Sunrise Jennifer Leonard
Bottom Forest Flow Judy Curry
Nikki Wood is an accomplished and well respected painter and art teacher. Her paintings encapsulate the peace and tranquillity of local tree lined roads and dense green forests. An aficionado of the weekend country drive, Nikki has found inspiration for this collection of paintings from her drives in the Northern Rivers, Sunshine Coast Hinterland and the Scenic Rim.
Nikki loves the journey to these places as much as the destinations themselves.
“I have a deep love of dense green forests and tree lines roads”, says Nikki, “Standing among tall, towering trees, bubbling creeks and hearing the sound of birds echoing through the forest floor, provides a sense of place and home for me.”
Nikki’s passion for the places where she lives and travels is evident in her lush landscapes painted in acrylic paint on canvas or in soft pastel on paper. The dabbled light of the scenes in her work give the viewer a feeling of being in the moment, right in the place where Nikki found her inspiration.
Image: Guided by the Sun Nikki Wood
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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|29 Oct - 5 Dec 2020||
On my Way
|19 Nov - 24 Dec 2020||
Warwick Art Gallery Members and Volunteers
|10 Dec 2020 - 16 Jan 2021||
Reasonable & Necessary: prints and artist books
Artel, the creative studio of CPL – Choice, Passion, Life, located in Redcliffe, south-east Queensland, provides the necessary tools, space and instruction to support its artists to creatively express themselves as a dynamic artistic movement.
Works in the exhibition captivate on many levels – they have been grouped by the exhibition Curator, Lynne Seear, into eight themes: Places, People, Family, Voices, Sailing, Driving, Mark Making and Artist Books.
Reasonable & Necessary: prints and artist books by Artel Artists is an initiative of Museums & Galleries Queensland in partnership with CPL and curated by Lynne Seear. This project has been supported by the Queensland Government through Arts Queensland; the Visual Arts and Craft Strategy, an initiative of the Australian, State and Territory governments; and the Australian Government through the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body. The project is proudly sponsored by Hutchinson Builders and Moreton Bay Regional Council.
|7 Jan - 13 Feb 2021||
|21 Jan - 6 Mar 2021||
Borderline Art Group
From Here to There
|18 Feb - 10 Apr 2021||
The Baltic Mini Textile exhibition on tour from Gdynia Museum, Poland
|11 Mar - 17 Apr 2021||
|Works from the southern Downs Regional Council collection||15 Apr - 22 May||
The Story of Hope
|22 Apr – 29 May 2021||Artistic Endeavour: Contemporary botanical artists’ response to the legacy of Banks, Solander and Parkinson||27 May – 3 Jul 2021||Rose Czarine Albendia
|3 June – 10 Jul 2021||Robert MacPherson: Boss Drovers
‘Robert MacPherson: Boss Drovers’ is a touring exhibition developed by the Queensland Art Gallery | Gallery of Modern Art.
|15 Jul – 28 Aug 2021||The Front Room Yarntopians|
(The Incredible Lightness of Being) by Susan Lincoln
Crystal, high-gloss reflective surfaces, video, works on paper and performance come together to create a uniquely immersive installation-based exhibition, by Brisbane-based artist Susan Lincoln.
Warwick Art Gallery is excited to host Susan Lincoln’s YOU ARE HERE 2 (The Incredible Lightness of Being), the artist’s first ever survey exhibition.
Through her use of light, reflection, refraction and repetition, Susan’s meticulously crafted works create ethereal spaces for mindfulness and meditation.
Susan has a rich connection to regional and rural Australia, and it is the nostalgia and familial connection to these places that has left a signature mark on her artworks over the last decade.
Susan Lincoln says, “All of my oeuvre is a testament to childhood memories as a girl, completely spellbound by the light refractions around the room from my mother’s crystal bracelet in the unique light of outback Queensland”.
A key work in the exhibition is TRR (Light Vehicle). Standing at just under three metres tall, this immersive space gently draws audiences in to sit and explore what mindfulness has to offer without any stigmatisation. It allows participants to quietly pause and reflect, and to momentarily escape today’s fast-paced society and life pressures. In this space, light is reflected through lead crystals, acting as prisms, to scatter rainbow colours over the work and its participants.
Image: Susan Lincoln, TRR (Light Vehicle), detail, 2014-2019, moulded fibreglass, polycarbonate, acrylic, lead crystals, paint, timber offcuts, laser cut acrylic, monofilament, rug, 360 x 420 x 420 x 270 cm. Photo credit: L. Grosmann.
Craftivism. Dissident Objects and Subversive Forms is a collaborative, playful and immersive exhibition featuring craft-based materialities with a political intent, by contemporary Australian artists and artist collectives.
Craft, activism and social change have long been interlinked; they have crossed boundaries and borders, genders and generations. Craftivism. Dissident Objects and Subversive Forms evidences this moment in contemporary art, embracing craft techniques in order to explore and articulate the ideas and issues of our times.
Artists featured in the exhibition include: Catherine Bell, Karen Black, Penny Byrne, Erub Arts, Debris Facility, Starlie Geikie, Michelle Hamer, Kate Just, Deborah Kelly, Ramesh Mario Nithiyendran, Raquel Ormella, Slow Art Collective, Tai Snaith, Hiromi Tango, James Tylor, Jemima Wyman and Paul Yore.
Claire Watson, NETS Victoria Director said, “We are excited with work with Warwick Art Gallery, to showcase this amazing exhibition, curated regionally specifically for our regional audiences.”
“Craftivism. Dissident Objects and Subversive Forms reveals the myriad ways that these artists challenge our perceptions of craft materials and approaches within a contemporary context, inviting viewers to rethink craft in a new light,” said Dr Rebecca Coates, exhibition Co-Curator and SAM Director.
Craftivism. Dissident Objects and Subversive Forms is a SAM curated exhibition, touring nationally by NETS Victoria. Exhibition Curators: Anna Briers and Rebecca Coates
Image: Paul Yore, Map, 2012, wool needlepoint, 90 x 101 cm, Wangaratta Art Gallery Collection, © the artist
In February 2019, The Warwick Artists Group was pleased to be invited to play a part in the Warwick Art Gallery’s thirtieth anniversary celebrations. It goes without saying that the Gallery’s program to mark this special milestone was overtaken somewhat by world events.
Over the past years, our community has faced many setbacks and struggled, with courage, to combat the devastating effects of prolonged drought and lately, bushfires. Now the year 2020 has brought new challenges, ones we would never have imagined. This exhibition and its important theme of gathering, meeting, and coming together has increased in significance over the past months. Once this crisis is over, the ties that help bind our little community together will be more crucial and we regroup and refocus our efforts towards healing.
Participation in creative pursuits, particularly when we meet with friends to share common interests and learn from each other, helps focus our minds in a positive way that can help us take a break from more serious issues. Our regional gallery plays an integral part in the creative life of our community and provides us with a meeting place that connects artists, visitors, and local groups. It invites us to engage with the visual arts, and sometimes challenges our perceptions.
The theme agreed by our participants is COMMUNITY and the title of the work is INTERCONNECTION.
For rural communities like ours, INTERCONNECTION suggests linkages, networks, interdependence and relationships, the essence of community, it also describes a connection to place and to the natural environment.
Apart from individual works to be hung in the main gallery, the Warwick Artists Group made plans to produce a larger work that would be a collaboration of interested members and friends. After some discussion we chose to make an installation that could be displayed on the long wall of the Gallery foyer, the design of which would allow for individual contribution, but at the same time form its own narrative.
The structure consists of several interconnected boxes of varying sizes. Each contain an individual work that tells its own story. Our theme provided our artists with enough scope for individual interpretation using any medium, either pictorial or abstract. Contributors used mixed media, incorporating their own painted, printed, or three-dimensional work, and included collage, ephemera and found objects. These became assemblages, or dioramas within the box frame.
The Warwick Artists Group acknowledge the help of community and would like to thank:
• The Warwick Art Gallery for their support, and…
• The Warwick Men’s Shed for their expertise in construction of the boxes…we could not have done it without them, and…
• Highways and Byways: (A Community of Service in the Spirit of the Missionary Sisters of Service and Fr John Wallis) for their contribution towards the funding of the materials used in our installation, and…
Recovery - Maryvale Queensland Helen Robinson Photograph on metalic paper
Granite Beauty Judy Currie Watercolour on Arches hot press 300gsm
8 October to 14 November 2020
Jayde Clacy's exhibition The Cherry on Top features a collection of embellished watercolour paintings that are inspired by imaginary landscapes. Jayde discovered watercolour in 2019 and began a very prolific period of experimentation with the medium. The fourteen paintings in our Orange Wall Gallery are a small selection of the work she has completed in the past year.
Image: Diversion Jayde Clacy Watercolour, gouache and gold gilding, hand dyed and stitched
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.