Media Release - 12th July 2018 The Iconic Queensland touring exhibition, showcasing artworks from 28 regional and remote Queensland artists, comes to Julia Creek from 16 th July to 7 th..
Media Release - 12th July 2018
The Iconic Queensland touring exhibition, showcasing artworks from 28 regional and remote Queensland artists, comes to Julia Creek from 16th July to 7th August 2018.
Curated by Henri Van Noordenburg, the exhibition challenges perceptions of what Queensland icons are, through the artists’ unique interpretation of their communities, characters and environments. From dribble-castles made of sand to the suburban sight of Nana watering her garden on a sun-drenched day, the artworks provide a unique snapshot of regional life through the eyes of its artists.
Works included in the exhibition span 17 diverse regions, speaking strongly of the state’s high calibre of artistic talent outside of Brisbane.
Flying Arts Alliance Executive Officer, Kerryanne Farrer, was blown away at the quality of the works selected for exhibition this year. Over 200 artworks were initially submitted for inclusion in the Iconic Queensland exhibition as part of the Queensland Regional Art Awards in 2017.
"Regional Queensland boasts a wealth of artistic talent that is proportionally under-represented in the State and National arts sector," she said. "By presenting touring exhibitions like Iconic Queensland, Flying Arts is honoured to provide a platform that celebrates our regional artists, recognises their creative achievements and presents their work to new audiences across the state."
McKinlay Shire in conjunction with the McKinlay Shire Cultural Association is thrilled to host Iconic Queensland at the Jan Eckford Centre this month.
For further details, please visit https://flyingarts.org.au/2017-qraa-iconic-queensland/, contact the Exhibitions Lead on 3216 1322, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Flying Arts is a not-for-profit organisation inspiring the appreciation, practice and professional development of the visual and media arts as a lifetime interest or career throughout regional and remote Queensland, supported by the Queensland Government through Arts Queensland, the Tim Fairfax Family Foundation, the University of Southern Queensland and corporate partners and benefactors.