New Exhibit to Showcase Artworks from First Nations Artists
The first exhibition at the new $5.5 million Redcliffe Art Gallery will feature thought-provoking artworks from leading contemporary First Nations artists in the Moreton Bay Regional Council Art Collection.
Moreton Bay Region Mayor Peter Flannery said he was proud Council would open the new gallery with works from contemporary Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists.
“First, the first exhibition at the new Redcliffe Art Gallery, will share the important and continuing contribution that First Nations artists make to Australian art,” he said.
“With a focus on people and place, this exhibition will examine ideas surrounding sovereignty and connections to place through the stories of artists living in or from Queensland and the Torres Strait.
“Some people might not know that Queensland is a hub for contemporary First Nations practice, with many artists living here receiving national and international acclaim.
“Importantly, 2020 is also 250 years since the Endeavour sailed the east coast of Australia. This exhibition marks this anniversary with art that is a powerful expression of cultural continuity and an important part of the history and identity of Australia.
“We want to ensure First Nations culture, heritage, and diversity play a greater role in the social and economic future of Moreton Bay.
“And we can’t wait to show off the new space when the gallery doors open to the public from Saturday 5 September.
“Our vision for the new Redcliffe Art Gallery is to become a cultural destination of Queensland, inspiring locals and visitors to come to the Redcliffe Peninsula and experience world-class art.”
For more information about the upcoming exhibition, visit https://www.moretonbay.qld.gov.au/Galleries-Museums/Events/RAG/First