The Redlands coast is the focus of a new exhibition opening at the Redland museum, Cleveland on November 17.
Entitled Redlands Coast – Naturally Wonderful, the exhibition features the work of Redland’s Creative Alliance artist members who submitted a mix of abstract and realistic works that reflect the essence of the naturally wonderful Redlands Coast.
Alliance coordinator May Sheppard said the works connected not only to physical nature but also to the nature of the Redland community.
“The artists could illustrate specifically - a member of our community, a beach, children playing in the sea or park, a rainforest or something that epitomises their interpretation of how they viewed our coastal community,” she said.
The exhibition comprises the work of 31 artists and features an array of materials - including jewellery, sculpture, pottery and 2D works. All works are for sale.
A feature of the exhibition on display, but not for sale, is a new collaborative work commissioned through Sculptors’ Queensland as a perpetual trophy for the Quandamooka Yoolooburrabee Aboriginal Corporation annual winter festival. Crafted in timber with a painted logo, it tells the story of creation from the south eastern Queensland aboriginal communities’ perspective.
The piece is sculpted by Ted Upton of Macleay Island (Jencoomercha). It was designed by Salt Water murri, ranger and artist from North Stradbroke Island Patrick Coolwell with acrylics artist Lynda Faulkner also from Jencoomercha, adapting the logo and painting it on the sculpture.
The Redland City Council has supplied a prize of a trip for two to Stradbroke Island with one overnight stay and breakfast for the people’s choice of best in show.
The exhibition will be opened by Member for Redlands Kim Richards on November 17 and the exhibition continues until January 4.