Tag Archives: Contemporary Art

Gallery hopping in Brisbane – the good and the ‘what the’?

Once in a while I take a regular ‘pilgrimage’ around art galleries in Brisbane. It is easy enough to concentrate on a particular art area in Brisbane, such as Fortitude Valley: each art hub in town provides just enough stimuli for intense survey viewing which runs out before the brain reaches its overload capacity. And… Read More »

Italy in suburban Melbourne

Mystique, translucent images of Italian landscapes caught my eye walking past a contemporary art gallery in Melbourne’s inner suburbs. Having visited Italy last year, I was intrigued by the impressionistic images of stone houses, old bridges and hill-side architecture that seemed to be hundreds of years old. Upon entering the gallery, I discovered a gem… Read More »

Abstract curating – the challenges of Contemporary Art

I was really looking forward to this exhibition. Contemporary art practice of five generations of women congregated in one place. Pressed for writing deadlines, I didn’t research the exhibition before my visit. But that shouldn’t be an issue for an opening night visit, right? Wrong. As I entered the room, the attention grabber was a… Read More »

Brisbane Rotary Art Spectacular – exhibition reflections

As I approached the Central Plaza tower, the lively lights pouring from inside beamed with enthusiasm. A line of eager visitors lined up outside, all elegantly dressed and keen to get in. My attempt to avoid the line-up by waiting outside turned out a failure – the crowd only grew larger, and I lined up… Read More »

Pure joy in mixed media with Rebecca Peirce

It has been a while since Brisbane saw an art exhibition of such joy. Rebecca Peirce’s solo show at Brisbane Modern Art Gallery demonstrated a display of uninhibited imagination combined with a dream-like interpretation of the world. With Rebecca’s work sometimes associated with “baking a cake,” impasto needs a new definition! The bold flowers literally… Read More »