Country & Western

landscape re-imagined 1988 – 2013
9 January – 6 March 2016

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Country & Western: landscape re-imagined is a comprehensive landscape exhibition that aims to bring into focus the contrasting insights and cultural imperatives, both Indigenous (country) and non-Indigenous (western), that have given shape and substance to our evolving attitudes and perceptions of the national landscape over the past 25 years.

In the post bi-centennial landscape, artists have referenced the past, the future and the ever present, to identify and give a sense of place to the space they occupy. The experience can be grounded in the physical reality of a site, along with its deep, often-elusive spiritual associations. Yet, the idea of the bush as hostile and bewildering lingers on.

A Perc Tucker Regional Gallery Touring exhibition. Curated by Gavin Wilson


PUBLIC PROGRAMS:

Artist Talk 
Saturday 16 January 11:00am – 12:00pm

Join exhibiting artists Andrew Merry, Euan Macleod & Julie Harris for a free floor talk of their selected works from the exhibition.

FREE with Gallery ticket. RSVP’s appreciated at Reception or 4780 5410.

2 Day Drawing & Watercolour Workshop with one of Australia’s leading contemporary artists – Ron McBurnie
Friday 19 February – Saturday 20 February 2016, 10:30am – 3:00pm
Suitable for all levels of experience.

Drawing inspiration from and illuminating the weird and wonderful moments of daily life, Ron McBurnie’s practice of working directly from the subject is important to himself and many other artists; it challenges our skills and is a way of learning directly from the subject.
In this workshop, students will use pen and ink and watercolour on paper as a way to engage directly with the landscape of the Blue Mountains. Individual guidance will be provided. To ensure that students receive one on one time with Ron McBurnie, tickets will be strictly limited.

$200/$180 InSight Members – Includes refreshments. Bookings essential at Reception or 4780 5410.
Enrolled students will recieve a materials list prior to the class.
Please note a cancellation policy applies to all ticket purchases. Please contact Reception for details.


FREE ACTIVITY BOOK & EDUCATION KIT:

A free Activity Book and Education Kit have been designed in response to this exhibition and targets primary and high school students. To download, please follow this link: www.townsville.qld.gov.au/perctucker/Education

 

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Image: EUAN MACLEOD Present 2008, oil and synthetic polymer, paint on canvas, 124 x 100 cm. Purchased by the Tweed Regional Gallery Foundation with the assistance of Ashby Utting, 2008.