Exhibitions

Beth Mitchell

14 February - 3 March 2020

Beth Mitchell's images explore and echo classic and contemporary art themes, as well as stories of strong female achievers. She produces seemingly idealistic images of femininity, perfected by polished technique, yet they whisper deeply into contemporary societal dialogue.

Her work takes a journey through the celebration of ethereal femininity, visual depictions of mental health and exploring womanhood in today’s society.

Opening event: Friday 14 February 5.30pm -7.30pm


FINE ART AUCTION

14 Mar 2020

Viewing: 06 Mar 2020 - 14 Mar 2020

A relaxed and entertaining event featuring original works and editions by iconic artists: Nolan, Olsen, Macleod, Dickerson, Blackman, Pro Hart and more with auctioneer Brett Lethbridge.

Low reserves up to 50% of retail, 19.8% buyers premium. Also featuring a range of works from Gallery artists. Catalogue released soon.

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Kay Kane, Michael Simms, Louise Thomas, & Jacqueline Butterworth

20 March - 14 April 2020

A group exhibition featuring work by Michael Simms, Kay Kane, Louise Thomas and Jacqueline Butterworth.

Opening event 20 March 5pm - 7pm


Tara Spicer

17 April - 5 May 2020

Tara has a beautiful gift for immersing the viewer into a world of Allegorical Surrealism. Her paintings engage us with their dainty tea cups - a symbol of the artists own for “taking time to connect with friends and to be kind to oneself” along with many other Allegorical Symbolism of the artists, such as feathers, top hats, nests and trees.
Each original work of Tara’s tells a story and may even offer a little piece of wisdom that the artist her self has gained along her own path of life. “I believe that painted images have the power to create a shift within a person, not unlike a song or a well read story, that changes the person from that moment on. It is in this belief that I create the works that are displayed here, in the hope that I can bring warmth, magic and hope to those who love my work... That on some level, the viewer is moved and their faith in this world and their own light is restored and inspired.”

Opening event 17 April 5pm - 7pm


Ivanoe Fodaro

17 April - 5 May 2020

Lethbridge 20000 2019 Winner Ivanoe Fodaro exhibits his surrealist oil paintings at the Paddington Gallery.

Opening event 17 April 5pm - 7pm


Jan Jorgensen

8 May - 26 May 2020

Well known for her iconic and charming paintings, Jan Jorgensen’s artworks feature familiar and sometimes surprising landscapes. Woven into the architecture and the history is the story of the places and the people who have lived there. The falls, failings and aspirations and the discoveries are portrayed symbolically – staircases and roads, open verandas; some barred and fenced in, deserted, or with a thoughtful chair waiting for someone to sit and think.

“I am not interested in nostalgia but in the journey - I am a story teller- the past, present and future are all seen in my paintings. I rarely paint flat areas as this journey is mostly uphill or sidelined into dead ends. Above all though, is the transforming light of hope and change - Brisbane, my home town, is just my canvas for the story.”
– Jan Jorgensen

Opening event 8 May 5pm - 7pm


Bronwyn Searle

29 May - 14 June 2020

Born in Brisbane and trained at the Brisbane College of Art, Bronwyn has worked professionally in the art field starting as a graphic artist and moving on to exhibition design and illustration. Her depth of experience in illustrative techniques influences her paintings in oil on canvas.
“I find there is plenty to see beyond the big picture of our lives, especially in the detail that surrounds us in our everyday world. The challenge is to take a closer look, find something extraordinary, and give it a chance to stand out. Giving focus to the simple arrangement of flowers and plants in containers can give a fresh view to the ordinary. Beauty can be seen in all that is right under our nose. We just need to take the time to really see it. I enjoy working with studio lights to create drama and interpret what I see with oil paint on stretched canvas.”

Opening event 29 May 5pm - 7pm


Alexandra Matthews

29 May - 14 June 2020

Alexandra’s paintings narrate her intimacy with local urban landscape. Having moved into a Red Hill ‘renovators delight’ 35 years ago, she deciphers the language of early Queensland architecture encompassed by the concrete edifices of the city. Exploring cycles of decay and repair, her highly detailed work captures these changing features. Light delineates the strong repetition evident in architectural features, while traffic signs and line marking show changing pace in a modern graphic context.

Opening event 29 May 5pm - 7pm


Pat Hall

3 July - 21 July 2020

Pat Hall floods her stretched paper canvases with colour before sealing them in a UV stabilised and waterproof coating. The images remain vibrant and accessible without being hidden behind glass; breathing new life into the medium. Pat is a keen gardener and her paintings are inspired by the dazzling sunlight of Australian gardens and bushland.

Opening event 3 July 5pm - 7pm.


Leah Thiessen

3 July - 21 July 2020

"I have a deep affinity for the land, it’s a place for immersion, to experience and be absorbed. My work taps into the emotional gravity of a place, its memory, its pulse, its rawness and power. For me the paintings communicate a deep felt relationship with the earth, embodying a spirit of place and its atmosphere. The images are a direct emotional response to the bush, beaches and mangroves that surround my home. My paintings explore unique ways of capturing the diversity of the natural terrain."
- Leah Thiessen

Opening event 3 July 5pm - 7pm.


Marisa Veerman

24 July - 11 August 2020

Marisa Veerman is a photographic and textile fine artist based in Brisbane. Having forged her career as a textile visual merchandiser in fabric boutiques across the state, Marisa sculpted endless fashion and theatrical pieces on mannequins with pins and fabric alone. She is an emerging face in the art world and is currently broadening her artistic career through photographic art works that are embellished with fine embroidery and beading.
Raw honesty rests deeply in Marisa’s work. Peaceful melancholy pairs with a beauty that transcends time and place. Harnessing delicate femininity, her works explore childhood innocence, fragility and emotion. This vulnerability is juxtaposed against an abundant strength. Marisa has also worked on several other photographic projects and events creating commissioned fine art portraiture.

Opening event 24 July 5pm - 7pm


Cynthia Breusch

14 August - 1 September 2020

Cynthia Breusch's atmospheric paintings convey an other worldly timelessness and evoke universal themes of meaning and purpose, memory, dreams and the transcendent.
"I'm always trying to paint invisible things - the figure might be the motif but my real subject is the human condition - our vulnerability and aloneness - and the mystery of existence. What lies beyond ordinary perception." - Cynthia Breusch.

Opening event 14 August 5pm - 7pm


Scott Breton

4 September - 22 September 2020

Scott is based in Brisbane but is also making art in Florence, Italy for some of his year. This is were he is working with the TIAC group on the establishment of an exciting new representational fine art education institution.

After completing a science degree, Scott committed fully to pursuing art, continuing a classically leaning arts education and practise begun much earlier. In 2010, Scott was one of the founders of Atelier Art Classes, a classical fine art school here in Brisbane. In 2012 Scott won the highly contested A.M.E. Bale Travelling Scholarship, Australia’s largest national prize for developing the careers of representational artists. This allowed Scott to do further study with contemporary classical artists in the US and Europe, and has contributed to his view of the relevance of Renaissance thinking and aesthetics in the Arts in the 21st century. He is interested in the interface between the traditional and modern media of the visual plastic arts, as well as the interface of the modern human experience with the timeless human condition.

Opening event 4 September 5pm - 7pm.


Bronwyn Hill

25 September - 13 October 2020

Bronwyn Hill is known for her photorealistic oil paintings, using a contrast of high detail and soft layering techniques. Completing her Diploma of Fine Arts in 2011, Hill has since been involved in many exhibitions across Australia including the finalists showcase for the Shirley Hannan National Portrait Award and the Portia Geach Memorial Award. Bronwyn won the 2017 Clayton Utz Art Award.

Opening event 25 September 5pm - 7pm


Lisa Christensen

25 September - 13 October 2020

Redcliffe-based artist Lisa Christensen graduated from the Queensland College of Art in 2006 with a Bachelor of Fine Art (Honours), majoring in painting. Lisa has exhibited in Brisbane and the South-East Corner, and her work has been selected for various prizes including the Thiess Art Prize, Gadens Top Ten, Clayton Utz Art Award and the Robert Jacks Drawing Prize. Lisa’s paintings have evolved out of a “love for detail, colour and form, and the desire to convey something otherworldly with humble everyday objects”.

Opening event 25 September 5pm - 7pm


FINE ART AUCTION

24 October 2020

Viewing: 16 Oct 2020 - 24 Oct 2020

A relaxed and entertaining event featuring original works and editions by iconic artists: Nolan, Olsen, Macleod, Dickerson, Blackman, Pro Hart and more with auctioneer Brett Lethbridge.

Low reserves up to 50% of retail, 19.8% buyers premium. Also featuring a range of works from Gallery artists. Catalogue released soon.

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Ai Shah

30 October - 17 November 2020

Ai Shah’s passion is to paint water, capturing its movement, depth, colours, reflections, mood and tranquillity. Ai Shah trained under painter Marcel Desbiens for several years after moving from Japan to Australia. In 2010, she won the inaugural Lethbridge 10000 art award with 'Suns Swimming with Lillies'. Since then she has been showing her paintings annually at Lethbridge Gallery in Paddington, as well as exhibiting her work at art fairs in Sydney, Melbourne, San Diego and Hong Kong.

Opening event 30 October 5pm - 7pm


John Morris

30 October - 17 November 2020

Intricately carved from wood by his skilled hand, John’s sculptures explore an ongoing fascination with human form and anatomy; deconstructed, modified, and added to. Contrasting elements of biological, geometrical and mechanical work harmoniously together as he explores the space between the second and third dimensions, incorporating drawing in to his sculptures.

Opening event 30 October 5pm - 7pm


Scott McDougall

30 October - 17 November 2020

Scott McDougall’s career spans an impressive four decades. Since beginning his career in Queensland, Scott has travelled extensively, capturing intimate moments across the globe. His highly refined techniques allow Scott to not only capture a picture perfect scene but the mood and the people. He truly captures life as it is with his careful choice of subject matter.

Opening event 30 October 5pm - 7pm


Jodie Wells

20 November - 8 December 2020

Jodie Wells has exhibited extensively around Australia since 2007, including over 15 solo exhibitions. Her work has been selected as a finalist in many of Australia’s top art prizes, including the Tattersalls Art Prize, Glover Prize, Sunshine Coast Art Prize amongst many others. Jodie’s paintings are held in the Gold Coast Regional Art Gallery collection, as well as in private collections around Australia, Hong Kong, Dubai and Europe.

Opening event 20 November 3pm - 5pm