REDLAND ART GALLERY

current exhibitions

Sunday, 8 September, 2019 to Sunday, 27 October, 2019

Wetland Wander, Eighteen Mile Swamp close up(detail) 2017, photography. Courtesy of the artists.

Opening 6.30pm Friday 6 September

Wetlands are one of the most valuable ecosystems on Earth. They store three times more carbon than terrestrial forests, improve water quality, and are home to a diversity of species. Wetland Wander is an art-science collaboration that aims to inspire engagement and conservation of these critical ecosystems. Led by wetland ecologist Fernanda Adame, sound artist Leah Barclay, walking/media artist James Cunningham, and multimedia artist Suzon Fuks, Wetland Wander incorporates knowledge from current and traditional landowners within Quandamooka (Moreton Bay), and Nywaigi, Gulgnay and Girramay Countries (Queensland, Australia).

Sunday, 30 June, 2019 to Sunday, 1 September, 2019

Penny Evans, Blue swamp banksia 1 – 8 2017, white earthenware clay, copper carbonate, black slip, pooling glazes, translucent glaze, sgraffito. Redland Art Gallery Collection. Acquired in 2018 with Redland Art Gallery Acquisition Funds. Courtesy of the artist. Photography by Carl Warner.

Seeing Country celebrates Aboriginal ecological understandings by highlighting resilient relationships with the lands and waters. This exhibition brings together artistic practices and experiences from saltwater, freshwater and rainforest Country to share insights of place across time. Through diverse mediums and techniques artists express innovation, ancestral knowledge and the importance of the natural world. Collectively, Seeing Country translates ways of seeing that are central to culture and caring for Country.

Sunday, 30 June, 2019 to Sunday, 1 September, 2019

Libby Harward, Already Occupied series – Burial 2018, still image. Courtesy of the artist. Still from drone footage by Micah Ruedin.

Already Occupied is an ongoing art project by Quandamooka artist Libby Harward which asserts Aboriginal sovereignty through temporary installations on Country. Using hi-vis and everyday traffic signage, Harward employs humour, language and materiality to spark conversations about Country and her connection to it. This exhibition brings together Harward’s new site-specific makings, sound and documentation of ephemeral earth installations. Exploring the relationship between exploited land and the material from which colonialism is constructed she turns tools of occupation into a vocabulary of resistance.

Sunday, 8 September, 2019 to Sunday, 27 October, 2019

Marion Gaemers, Belonging 2018, recycled net, beach rope and plastic crate. 81 x 64 x 76cm. Courtesy of the artist.

Opening 6.30pm Friday 6 September

Legacy: Reflections on Mabo celebrates the man behind the game-changing Native Title Act, Eddie Koiki Mabo. Co-curated by Gail Mabo, Dr Jonathan McBurnie and Kellie Williams (Director of Umbrella Studio), the exhibition brings together a selection of over 20 works by Indigenous and non-Indigenous artists in the spirit of reconciliation, twenty-five years after the historic achievement.