Be inspired by Brisbane’s thriving local art scene

Tainted

Tainted

 Brisbane’s Bird Gallery and Studio will feature the artwork of inspiring new artist Kimberley Hedlund-Torchia from Sunday the 14th of April until Saturday the 27th of April, 2013.

Kimberley’s debut collection, Tainted, will showcase a series of oil paintings and aquarelles, which are an intimate, gritty reflection of promising individuals who voluntarily objectify themselves for the sake of their art.

The collection will be launched on Sunday the 14th of April with a celebratory party, where catering and beverages will be provided. Entry is free and all ages are welcome.

Local band, Shifting Sands will add to the atmosphere with their self-described ‘entirely relatable… sad and sexual’ music.

Originally from Sweden, Kimberley has lived in Australia since 2012 and is excited to be bringing her art to an antipodean audience.

Having already broken into the Brisbane modeling scene with Vivien’s model management Kimberley is keen to exhibit another aspect of her creative personality.

Dates: Sunday 14 April – Saturday 27 April 2013

Bird Gallery and Studio
181 George St, Brisbane City, QLD 4000.
www.birdstudios.org

Cannot see the Forest for the Trees

Cannot see the Forest for the Trees

A summation of Cannot see the Forest for the Trees exhibition featuring Doreen Ferris: Not by force, but by subtle embrace of pink pallets, soft reflections and naive applications, one is invited to question what is important in one’s life.

A percentage of sales goes to support Mater Children’s Hospital’s Mater Little Miracles.

Image courtesy: Doreen Ferris

Dates: Tuesday 2 April – Saturday 27 April 2013

Woolloongabba Art Gallery

613 Stanley Street, Woolloongabba, 4102
wag.com.au

Datascape

Datascape

The computer age has triggered a seemingly endless stream of data; lists of words and numbers that record the world around us through various lenses.

Datascape takes you on a tour of this dynamic artistic field where data itself is the art medium, presenting a range of works that use data as the building blocks for creative practice through both analogue and digital portals. From war casualty statistics to weather, crowdsourcing and social mediagenerated data, the artists translate labyrinths of seemingly homogenous datasets into more tangible, creative representations that express human interests and movements.

Image credit
Norimichi Hirakawa / The Irreversible / Image courtesy: Norimichi Hirakawa

Dates: Tuesday 16 April – Friday 26 April 2013

The Block, Creative Industries Precinct

Musk Avenue, Kelvin Grove
www.ciprecinct.qut.edu.au

Open: Monday to Friday 2:00–6:00 pm

Monsters

Monsters

Since the beginning of cinema, filmmakers have been driven to create monstrous characters, drawing on folklore and literature for inspiration. From the 1930s, Draculaembodied the lust and violence in society, while FrankensteinDr Jekyll and Mr Hyde and King Kong, offered cautionary tales of science gone mad, and expressed fears of evolutionary theory and of the outsider. In the 1950s, anxiety regarding the atomic age inspired the oversized monster Godzilla, while in the 1960s, the shock of new wars brought plagues of the undead to the screen.

The Gallery’s Monsters film program celebrates an enduring fascination with cinematic monsters, surveying the genre’s most popular films across six strands: Bloodthirsty Fiends; Zombies, Mutants and Shapeshifters; Misunderstood Monsters; Mad Doctors; Foreign Entities; and Monstrous Absurdities. It also considers some of the most fertile periods of monster filmmaking: from the popular Universal Studios films of the 1930s and 1940s, the reinvigoration of these stories by Hammer Films in the 1950s, the drive-in creature features of the 1950s and 1960s, and subsequent revivals of the monster genre.

Monsters offers an opportunity to rediscover some of the genre’s most popular films on the big screen, including recent digital restorations and archival film prints from around the world. Audiences can also experience a selection of silent films with live musical accompaniment performed on the Gallery’s 1929 Wurlitzer Organ.

Audi GOMA Bar opens from 5.30pm for Friday and Saturday screenings

Dates: Friday 19 April – Sunday 2 June 2013

Tickets: $9

Australian Cinémathèque | Gallery of Modern Art (GOMA) 
Stanley Place, South Bank, Queensland 4101, Australia
www.qagoma.qld.gov.au

Open:Mon–Fr: 10.00am to 5.00pm, Sat–Sun 9.00am to 5.00pm

Figuration

Figuration

Figuration is in celebration of the artist’s long time love affair with the figure. Veteran exhibitor Graeme Drendel, is joined by newcomers Natasha Bieniek and Monica Rohan.

Bieniek’s minature portraits depict female figures in various states of repose. Seen alone within their personal environment they are absorbed in a sentiment of feebleness. Through the creation of tiny, miniature like works her intention is to portray the illusion that we are gazing in on a situation through a keyhole-like perspective.

Graeme Drendel, who has had a number of solo exhibitions with the gallery, has an enduring fascination with the way we interact with one another as a community and on a more intimate level.

Young, emerging artist Monica Rohan attempts to negotiate issues of subjectivity by portraying herself in a struggle against overwhelming surroundings.

Dates: Tuesday 9 April – Saturday 27 April 2013

Jan Murphy Gallery 

486 Brunswick Street Fortitude Valley

www.janmurphygallery.com.au

Open:10:00 am to 5:00 pm or by appointment

Panoramas

Panoramas

Among the countless images taken since the introduction of photography to Australia in the 1860s, panoramas contain something special. These wide vistas possess a poignancy and power that capture not a single subject, but the broader context of a place at a particular time.

Panoramas features the earliest panoramic photographs of Brisbane, depicting an intriguing Brisbane and tracking its growth from a modest town nestled in the river‚™s curves to the modern city we know today.

Beyond the landscape, the photographs give an insight into life at different times in our city‚™s history when roads were rudimentary, horses gave way to early vehicles, and City Hall once towered over all.

Providing a fascinating insight into life in Brisbane over a 150-year span, the exhibition features a multimedia interactive component that will allow visitors to compare yesteryear to our ever-changing city of today.

Panoramas is the inaugural exhibition of Document, an ongoing series of exhibitions that uncovers how artists, photographers and observers view and record Brisbane‚™s landscape, history and culture.

Document is fascinated with the way individuals explore their habitat, carve their identity, integrate with the community and connect with the city.

A major highlight of Document will be an annual commission that invites an artist to make a work or series about an aspect of the city.

Dates: Saturday 6 April – Sunday 6 October 2013

Museum of Brisbane 

Brisbane City Hall, King George Square Brisbane, Queensland, Australia 4000
www.museumofbrisbane.com.au

Open:Mon–Sun 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

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