Artist talk on papermaking at Cleveland gallery on January 19

PAPER: Sandra Pearce will give a floor talk at the Redland Art Gallery on January 19.
PAPER: Sandra Pearce will give a floor talk at the Redland Art Gallery on January 19.

Paper maker artist Sandra Pearce will give a talk on the in-between, an exhibition currently being staged by the papermarkers and artists Queensland at the Redland Art Gallery, Cleveland.

The talk, at 10am on January 19, will add insight into the inspiration for the exhibition, which is focussed on creating art from what is in between a book cover. Ms Pearce said that each artist offered a reinterpretation of the original book.

The exhibition is running concurrently with Robert Macpherson's Boss Drovers, which depicts 200 drawings of boss drovers. It is part of a body of work comprising about 2500 drawings, allegedly drawn by a Year 4 boy from Nambour (a Macpherson character).

In speaking at the launch of the exhibition, curatorial manager of Australian art at GOMA Peter McMay said the work depicted a lot of "narly characters" and offered the viewer space to think about the world.

"The work engages the history of droving. These are real people and each one is named. It represents a landscape of a time in history," he said.

Both exhibitions run until January 26. The gallery is open from 9am to 4pm Monday to Friday and Sunday from 9am to 2pm. Admission is free.