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Forestry inspires new art exhibition

A new exhibition exploring patterns of commercial forestry will open next week at Redland Art Gallery, Capalaba.

Created by Brisbane artist and university art theory tutor Glenda Orr, LOG: Filter, Frame, Forest will showcase more than 15 sculptural installations, fine art prints and drawings from Saturday 14 May to Saturday 9 July 2016.

Redland City Mayor Karen Williams said the exhibition explored how science, art and commerce shape the ecosystems of forests and affect how we value and interact with them.

“In this exhibition, Orr unmasks our understanding of nature by presenting complex ecosystems in a pattern of repeated straight lines,” she said.

“The straight line is a predominant feature of manmade environments, with forestry a classic example, yet there is rarely a perfectly straight line in nature so it’s fascinating to see how Orr simplifies environmental processes by presenting them in a frame, graph or grid.

“Even though scientific models are growing in sophistication, they remain relatively simple compared with the complexities of nature and as a society, we tend to solely focus on the quantifiable patterns and overlook the unquantifiable nuances of nature.”

Cr Williams said the exhibition coincided with two eco-inspired exhibitions at the gallery’s Cleveland location, with Renata Buziak’s Medicinal Plant Cycles and Ground/Passage: Poetic mapping of Russell Island by Sharon Jewell on show until Sunday 5 June.

Meet artist Glenda Orr and enjoy a free afternoon tea on Saturday 4 June at 2pm.

Redland Art Gallery, Capalaba, is located at Capalaba Place, Noeleen Street, Capalaba. Learn more about the gallery and its exhibitions here.

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Glenda Orr, Wooded X-Y axes (detail) 2015, plant material collected at Bimblebox Nature Refuge cast in epoxy resin. Courtesy of the artist.


Islands inspire new art exhibitions

Works drawing on the natural beauty of our islands and their unique ecosystems will feature in two new exhibitions to open this week at Redland Art Gallery, Cleveland.

From Sunday 24 April to Sunday 5 June 2016, Ground/Passage: Poetic mapping of Russell Island by Sharon Jewell will be exhibited alongside Medicinal Plant Cycles: Renata Buziak.

Redland City Mayor Karen Williams said the exhibitions featured a fascinating collection of artworks inspired by environmental elements of Russell Island and Minjerribah (North Stradbroke Island).

“Award-winning artist and QUT lecturer Sharon Jewell has created a fascinating perspective of Russell Island, the island that she has called home for the past decade,” she said.

“Developed from her intimate view of the island, the materials used in Ground/Passage Poetic mapping of Russell Island have been carefully selected to maintain a strong sense of the island’s identity.”

Cr Williams said the art featured in Medicinal Plant Cycles: Renata Buziak was inspired by natural science and cycles of decay and renewal of plants, as well as the passing on of knowledge and the cycle of time and seasons.

“Informed by extensive discussions with the island’s Quandamooka community, the images illustrate the constant flux of nature, revealing the beauty of decomposition and transformation,” she said.

“Created using time-lapse photography, the images of medicinal plants are based on a fusion of organic and photographic materials in a process of decomposition that Buziak terms the biochrome.

“The exhibition also includes time-lapse videos recording the blossoming and movement of fungi and microbes and excerpts from conversations with several Quandamooka People recorded during research for the exhibition.”

Join the official opening of Medicinal Plant Cycles: Renata Buziak and Ground/Passage: Poetic mapping of Russell Island on Friday 22 April at 6pm.

To RSVP, please call 3030 4163 or email by Thursday 21 April 2016.

A free morning tea and artist floor talks will be held on Sunday 24 April from 11.30am.

Redland Art Gallery, Cleveland is located on the corner of Middle and Bloomfield Streets, Cleveland. Click here for more information about the gallery and its exhibitions.


Renata Buziak



Award-winning Australian landscape artworks coming to the Redlands

Contrasting perspectives of Queensland’s natural beauty, iconic local architecture and common urban infrastructure will be showcased in two new exhibitions to open next month at Redland Art Gallery, Cleveland.

From Sunday 6 March to Sunday 17 April 2016, a selection of winning entries of the prestigious Tattersall’s Club Landscape Art Prize will be exhibited alongside Unregulated Spaces: Dennis McCart, a series of oil paintings of overlooked contemporary landscapes.

Redland City Council’s General Manager of Community and Customer Service Louise Rusan said the exhibitions featured a fascinating collection of artworks that profiled Queensland landscapes from different perspectives.

“Curated by Bernie Hollett to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the club, and 25 years of their esteemed national art award, Tattersall’s Club Landscape Art Prize will feature 15 award-winning artworks inspired by the landscapes of Queensland,” she said.

“From the fertile plains of the Darling Downs and rolling hills around Bundaberg to iconic contemporary infrastructure along the Brisbane River, the Tattersall’s Club Landscape Art Prize will exhibit in the Redlands as the first of a six-venue regional tour of the state during 2016-2017 thanks to Museums and Galleries Queensland.

“With works by some of Australia’s most celebrated landscape artists, including Gordon Shepherdson, John Caldwell, Michael Nelson Jagamara, Davida Allen, Sybil Curtis, Maureen Hansen and Joe Furlonger, the exhibition showcases a range of painting styles.”

Davida Allen, Cattle in Fog at Sunrise 2010

Davida Allen, Cattle in Fog at Sunrise 2010. Courtesy of Tattersall’s Club Landscape Art Prize Collection.

Ms Rusan said the second exhibition of landscapes profiled commonplace yet largely unnoticed aspects of modern society.

Unregulated Spaces adds a unique perspective to unremarkable landscapes located on the fringes of modern cities and suburbs, including freeway overpasses and bridges, railway lines, transmission tower corridors, suburban creeks, scrubland, and abandoned quarries,” she said.

“Created by Brisbane artist Dennis McCart, these oft unseen elements have been transformed into places of possibility and beauty through oil painting.”

Join the official opening of Tattersall’s Club Landscape Art Prize and Unregulated Spaces: Dennis McCart on Friday 4 March at 6pm. To RSVP, please call 3030 4163 or email gallery@redland.qld.gov.au by Wednesday 2 March 2016.

A free morning tea and floor talks on the exhibitions will be held on Sunday, 6 March 2016 from 11.30am.

Tattersall’s Club Landscape Art Prize is organised by Tattersall’s Club and toured by Museums and Galleries Queensland, with support from the Queensland Government through Arts Queensland.

Redland Art Gallery, Cleveland is located on the corner of Bloomfield and Middle Streets, Cleveland. Visit the Redland Art Gallery website for more information about the gallery and its exhibitions.

Cleveland gallery’s photographic coup

Take a walk on photography’s wild side at Photographic Abstractions, a Monash Gallery of Art travelling exhibition showing at the Redland Art Gallery, Cleveland, from Sunday 30 March.

The exhibition, which continues to Sunday 11 May, draws on the Monash gallery’s collection of works by 33 Australian artists who use photography for the abstract rather than to simply document the world.

Redland City Arts, Culture and Innovation spokesman Paul Bishop said the event was a coup for the Cleveland gallery, capturing a rich history of abstract Australian art photography.

“Photography is recognised for its ability to show the world as it is but this exhibition sets out to challenge these assumptions,’’ Cr Bishop said.

“As co-curator of the exhibition and the Monash gallery curator Stephen Zagala says, the artists represented here are less concerned with documenting the world and more interested in engaging the senses, exciting the imagination and making the ordinary appear extraordinary.”

A highlight is a selection of works by the iconic Australian photographer David Moore, who experimented with abstract photography alongside his more well-known figurative work.
All of the works in the exhibition are held in the Monash Gallery of Art, City of Monash Collection. A nationally significant collection of Australian photography, the Collection comprises over 2000 works illustrating the development and evolution of the photographic medium in Australia.
“This is part of a highly significant cultural asset held by Monash, a cultural institution of national importance, so it is a feather in our cap that we can be bring it to the Redlands’’ Cr Bishop said.

Artists represented will also include: Andrew Browne, John Cato, Jo Daniell, John Delacour, Peter Elliston, Joyce Evans, Chantel Faust, Susan Fereday, Anthony Figallo, George Gittoes, John Gollings, Graeme Hare, Melinda Harper, Paul Knight, Peter Lambropoulos, Bruno Leti, Anne MacDonald, Grant Mudford, Harry Nankin, Ewa Narkiewicz, John Nixon, Rose Nolan, Jozef Stanislaw Ostoja-Kotkowski, Robert Owen, Wes Placek, Susan Purdy, Scott Redford, Jacky Redgate, Wolfgang Sievers, David Stephenson, Mark Strizic and Rick Wood.

WHAT: Photographic Abstractions (A Monash Gallery of Art travelling exhibition)
WHERE: Redland Art Gallery, Cleveland
WHEN: Sunday 30 March – Sunday 11 May 2014. Floor talk and morning tea from 11.30am on Sunday, 13 April 2014.
OPENING EVENT: 6pm Friday 28 March 2014, Redland Art Gallery, Cleveland. RSVP by Wednesday 26 March 2014 on (07) 3030 4163 or email gallery@redland.qld.gov.au

Snapshot – 4 February

‘Bujang Jarah Bulkari Taco Jahjum Nu’

‘Mother Earth Coming Together for All Children’ Exhibition

Visit Cleveland Library from Monday 10 – Friday 21 February 2014 to view a unique photographic exhibition and video presentation by local artist and Quandamooka Traditional Owner Craig Tapp.
This exhibition highlights a partnership project with cultural exchange ephemeral sand art by Craig and students from Cleveland District State High School and Carinity Education – Southside High School. An official opening will be held Monday 10 February at 11.30am. If you would like to
attend please call 3829 8770 to book.


Toondah Harbour and Weinam Creek PDA draft plans

View plans until Monday 24 February 2014

Draft plans for the transformation of Cleveland’s Toondah Harbour and Redland
Bay’s Weinam Creek Priority Development Areas are available for public viewing and
written submissions until Monday 24 February. To view the plans or make a submission
online, visit our website or visit Council’s Customer Service Centres, libraries and key community services on the bay islands. Come to an information forum Toondah Harbour forums:

  • Friday 7 February, 3.30–5.30pm at Island View Cafe, Toondah Harbour Ferry Terminal
  • Saturday 8 February, 1–3pm at Dunwich Community Hall, Dunwich, North Stradbroke Island.

Weinam Creek forum:

  • Thursday 6 February, 5–8pm at Macleay Island Progress Hall, Macleay Island.


Recycling near you

Public place recycling is here!

Did you know Council has installed 34 recycling wheelie bin enclosures in public places around
our city, with funding support from the National Packaging Covenant and Department of
Environment and Heritage Protection? This adds up to more than 461,000L of recyclables being
saved from landfill each year. Another six bins will be installed soon, bringing the total capture of
recyclables to 499,000L per annum. So when you’re out and about, look for the recycling signs around you and recycle what you would at home – aluminium, steel, paper and cardboard, glass and plastics with symbols numbering 1-6.


Rates due Monday 10 February 2014

Residents are reminded rates are due Monday 10 February 2014. A full list of payment
options is on the front of your rates notice. For all rating enquiries please call 3829 8999.


Water meter readings

Prune back your pointy pine trees! We are reading water meters in Wellington Point and on
Coochiemudlo, Karragarra and Lamb islands this week. Please make sure meter readers have clear access to your water meter.


Open meetings

Wednesday 12 February – General Meeting – 9.30am