Pat Hall and Bronwyn Searle


Pat Hall is inspired by the textures, colours and dazzling sunlight of Australian gardens and bushland. Pat predominately works in watercolour onto large, stretched sheets of Arches paper which is then sealed in a clear protective coating.

Bronwyn Searle is well known for her appreciation of everyday objects that most people step over without a second glance. She has an ability to capture them in a way that elevates them far beyond the mundane, leading us to see them in a completely new light.

Scape to Scape

BULIMBA 6 April - 6 May 2018

Scape to Scape explores the intangible connection between ourselves and our surroundings. Each artist draws our attention to this notion while expressing this connection in their own unique way.

Lindy Sale explores ambiguity rather than to make a definitive statement about the fragile balance between human activity and nature.

James Ainslie’s landscape paintings often start as a realistic interpretation but later develop into a more conceptual statement as he immerses himself in the milieu of the initial inspiration. The light, smells, sound and presence all contribute to the individual essence of what triggered the initial inspiration.

Roy Martin examines the landscape of our daily lives that are full of not so wonderful moments, object and surroundings that are common to us all.

Bulimba Showcase

Currently in Gallery

Our Bulimba Gallery is currently showing a collection of artworks showcasing a combination of new and established artists.

John Morris

PADDINGTON 28 April - 16 May 2018

John Morris's sculptures explore an ongoing fascination with the human form and anatomy; deconstruction, modified and added to. Intricately carved from wood his works spring from exhaustive sketching, illustration and research exploring the space between the second and third dimensions.

Lix North

PADDINGTON 28 April - 16 May 2018

Lix North's eccentric, hyperrealist portraits explore her own internal landscape and its reflection in the world around her. Laced with metaphor, augmented with ornate detail and a hint of satire, her portraits juxtapose the commonplace with the wonderfully strange.

Chris Martin

PADDINGTON 28 April - 16 May 2018

2017 Lethbridge 10 000 winner Chris Martin's new series of oil paintings explore Brisbane’s iconic Southbank. The artworks feature ordinary people walking along the river and enjoying the sun. The cropped compositions allow the viewer to connect with the people without engaging eye contact, as if watching the people pass by.

“This series plays with awkward cropping, and the way that it can direct the viewer to see things differently than they would if the image was composed more conventionally. I think that not following compositional rules in such an obvious way is interesting, like discordant notes in music.”
Chris Martin

Marisa Veerman

19 May - 6 June 2018

Marisa has developed a technique through a deep personal desire to find a peaceful silence, to pause in an in-between place. Her stitching is a deliberate act to take time, linger and to move slowly with a quiet consideration for the developing artwork.

Sarah Hickey

PADDINGTON 19 May - 6 June 2018

Sarah Hickey's series of female idols are inspired by images of women from a variety of contexts, histories and worlds. The complex layering of imagery and patterns depict beauty, spiritual iconography and the feminine.

PADDINGTON Lethbridge Art Auction June 2018

16 June 2018

31 May - 2 June 2018 Bulimba
8 June - 16 June 2018 Paddington

Auction: 136 Latrobe Terrace, Paddington

A relaxed and entertaining event featuring original works and editions by iconic artists and a range of works from Gallery artists.

Low reserves up to 50% of retail, 16.5% buyers premium. Catalogue released soon.

Looking to sell? Contact us for appraisal

Bronwyn Hill

PADDINGTON 23 June - 8 July 2018

Bronwyn Hill is recognised by her hyperreal figurative paintings. Her artworks follow a narrative, representing a change of state of mind, scene and of new beginnings. This new series looks to the interior, expressing the personal and intimate, moving toward new experiences.

Alex Louisa

PADDINGTON 23 June - 8 July 2018

Alex Louisa is a collector, working with items gathered from her wanderings - feathers, leaves, seedpods, lichen, shells, insects and bones. By sharing the natural elements that captive her, Alex encourages the viewer to take a closer look at their surroundings.

Lethbridge 10 000 Small Scale Art Award

PADDINGTON opening event 14 July 2018

The Lethbridge Gallery has established a strong reputation for exhibiting works demonstrating exceptional detail and creativity. With the intention of fostering the next generation of artists, Lethbridge Gallery initiated the Lethbridge 10000.

This exciting art competition is open to national and international artists for small-scale artwork, up to 61cm in any direction.

The Judging is based on three equally evaluated criteria of creativity, originality and skill with the winner receiving $10 000 prize money.

Ryan Daffurn, Lukifer Aurelius, Chase Archer and Selway Lampard

BULIMBA 27 July - 26 August 2018

Artists Ryan Daffurn, Lukifer Aurelius, Chase Archer and Selway Lampard will show their new series of artworks in this group exhibition.

Riley P

PADDINGTON 28 July - 15 August 2018

Riley P exhibits his new collection of artworks featuring Brisbane cityscapes. Riley was awarded Highly Commended for his artwork 'Doughnut Time' in the 2016 Lethbridge 10 000 Small Scale Art prize.

Sarah Hickey and Lucy Bonnin

BULIMBA 31 August - 23 September 2018

Artists Sarah Hickey and Lucy Bonnin will show their work together in our Bulimba gallery.

Scott McDougall

PADDINGTON 8 - 26 September 2018

In this collection of new paintings by Scott McDougall he blends children's games with the dark edge of the Brothers Grimm and a good dose of Greek mythology. His colour palette and sense of iconography is influenced by Giovanni Bellini as well as Carravaggio's technique of strong chiaroscuro effects.

Lethbridge Art Auction October 2018

PADDINGTON 6 October 2018

Viewing 28 September - 6 October 2018
136 Latrobe Terrace Paddington

A relaxed and entertaining event featuring original works and editions by iconic artists and a range of works from Gallery artists.

Low reserves up to 50% of retail, 16.5% buyers premium. Catalogue released soon.

Looking to sell? Contact us for appraisal

Clayton Utz Art Award

10 October 2018

Lethbridge Gallery manages the Clayton Utz Art Award, a Queensland based award with a $10 000 first prize.
The award is open to Queensland residents or artists with a strong connection to Queensland.

Entries open mid-year with the award being held in October 2018

Scott Breton

PADDINGTON 13 - 31 October 2018

Winner of the 2016 Lethbridge 10 000, Scott Breton's interest in contemporary classical artists is evident throughout his artwork. Inspired by Renaissance thinking and aesthetics, his new exhibition explores a mysterious and personal landscape of the family property he grew up on.

Ai Shah

PADDINGTON 3 - 21 November 2018

The recurring inspiration behind Ai Shah's paintings is water. In a constant state of transformation, water is always on the move, taking shapes, forms and textures, playing hide and seek with the light and reflecting the changing world around it.

Tsering Hannaford

PADDINGTON 3 - 21 November 2018

Tsering Hannaford is a realist painter based in Adelaide, South Australia.

Following the values of her father, artist Robert Hannaford, Tsering's work centres around working from life.

Portraiture is a focus of her practice and she has been hung three times in the Archibald Prize (2015, 2016,2017). In 2014 she was highly commended for the Portia Geach Memorial Award and she has been a semi-finalist in the Doug Moran National Portrait Prize (2014).

Tsering’s still life paintings explore themes of impermanence and renewal.

“My greatest ambition in my work is to allow the viewer to feel like they could be standing right there in the room with me- experiencing the same delicate light, the mood, the stillness. In this way I feel I can draw attention to the quiet beauty found in everyday life.”

Jan Jorgensen

BULIMBA 2 November - 2 December 2018

Jan Jorgensen is a Brisbane icon, her much loved paintings are inspired by her hometown and depict the buildings, homes and streetscapes of the inner suburbs that are iconic to Brisbane. These settings are familiar, sometimes surprising, but not to be taken at face value. Woven into the architecture and the history are the stories of the place and the people who have lived there.

Jodie Wells

PADDINGTON 24 November - 12 December 2018

Jodie Wells manages to capture her images in what is perceived to be minimal broad strokes, spread vibrantly with a palette knife. Her richly textured style combined with a dramatic use of colour creates vivid interpretations of nature.