Andrew Bonneau

Recent Still Life Paintings

Andrew Bonneau's new still life exhibition showcases the artist's sensitivity to nature and his keen awareness of light. Drawing on the European realist tradition, Bonneau's work offers a unique and delicate perception of his subjects, ranging from portraits, figures, landscapes, and, of course, still life. His dedication to traditional drawing and painting is evident in his art, which reflects years of study and refinement. 'Still Life' promises to be a beautiful and contemplative exhibition of an artist at the height of his powers.

17th March - 4th April 2023

Summer Aldis

A Thread of Silver

Interwoven experiences of hope and happenstance are intricately detailed in Summer Aldis’s new collection of chiaroscuro drawings. Sentimental musings on fate as a woven fabric of thread informs the repeated symbolism. Conceptualised at a personal crossroad- to become a teacher, or to pursue a career in the arts- this collection captures the emotional tapestry of an identity lost and forged anew.

17th March - 4th April 2023

J Valenzuela Didi

The Ghosts of Eldorado

Hollywood has been on artist J Valenzuela Didi's mind as a symbol of the search for contentment and freedom in modern times. However, this search is often elusive, and life remains perplexing and remote. The feeling of impermanence and isolation is common, as people explore and seek transcendent experiences. In his new exhibition 'The Ghosts of Eldorado', Didi continues to explore moments of divinity and the search for sanctuary.

14th April - 2nd May 2023

Alexandra Matthews

Walking Pace

Alexandra's latest collection, 'Walking Pace,' showcases her passion for early Queensland architecture. Her intricate depictions invite viewers to immerse themselves in the scenes, as the interplay of light at dusk brings architectural details to life. The evening streetscapes unfold uniquely, with the glowing windows suggesting the presence of human lives. Through her artwork, she celebrates the fleeting beauty of nature, picking verge wattle and depicting blossom as grand Australiana centrepieces. 'Walking Pace' offers a mesmerizing journey through Alexandra's love for local architecture and nature.

14th April - 2nd May 2023

Lethbridge Landscape Prize 2023

6 - 23 May 2023

The Lethbridge Landscape Prize returns in 2023.

The award invites all artistic interpretations of the Australian landscape, from conventional to the unusual, and from monumental to intricate. The definition of ‘landscape’ has been extended to include urbanscapes and interiors.

Bronwyn Searle

26 May - 13 June

Bronwyn has been painting and drawing, in one form or another, all her life. Her current works reflect her passion for capturing the light and are influenced by her depth of experience in illustrative techniques. Bronwyn enjoys the challenge of taking ordinary, everyday scenes and interpreting them in her own inimitable and widely recognised style. Working in oils on canvas, she loves to explore the technique of chiaroscuro.

Kristen Lethem

26 May - 13 June

Kristen Lethem’s artwork focuses on landscape and the exploration of patterns within the environment formed as a result of the interplay between topography, vegetation and by extension - shadow and light. Through the use of a restricted palette, these light and shadow patterns appear script like, coalescing into Lethem’s personal, visual language of the landscape.

Lethbridge Small Scale Art Award

17 - 27 June

With a first prize of $20 000, the Lethbridge Art Award is open to national and international artists for small-scale artworks. Entrants may submit 2D or 3D artworks up to 61cm (24 inches) in height, width or depth. The Judging is based on three equally evaluated criteria of creativity, originality and skill.

Matt James

7 - 25 July

Brisbane artist Matt James’ art practice is focussed upon landscape painting and drawing. Having grown up in rural West Wales, Matt’s love of the outdoors is the key driver of his dynamic works.

Based on pencil and oil sketches created in situ, from photographs, and from his recollection of locations, Matt’s dynamic representations of place arise from a synthesis of memory and sense impressions. Considered observation of the shape of the landscape, the movement of clouds, the perception of distance and the shifting of light inform Matt’s thickly textured approach, allowing him to move between representational and abstract responses to places.

Linda Zucco

7 - 25 July

Linda Zucco constructs intimate streetscapes around architecture, the human figure as well as scooters and old cars. Her strong, simple compositions place beautifully designed buildings and fashion in familiar urban and suburban settings. The forms are inherently appealing and the palate rich but restrained; the moods are nostalgic, and on occasions, whimsical.

Still Life Group Show

28 July - 15 September

Lethbridge Gallery artists showcasing their exquisite still life works.

Nick Coulson
Tsering Hannaford
Robert Riggs
Daevid Anderson
Margaret Ingles
Clare Toms

Marisa Veerman

18 August - 5 September

An emerging force in the art world, Marisa has now established a unique space through the creation of mixed media photographic works that are embellished with fine embroidery and beading. Using carefully staged and costumed models, Veerman utilises light and long-exposure times to effect a melancholic and ethereal beauty, transcendent of time and place.

Raelean Hall

8 - 26 September

Raelean Hall is well recognised for her beautiful paintings depicting the Sunshine Coast. Her many different styles, mediums and subject matter show her diversity, resourcefulness, sensitivity and sustainability for creativity.

Howard Searchfield

8 - 26 September

Searchfield enjoys painting many subjects, but it is seascapes that have commanded most of his attention and devotion. He is led by love of nature, the ocean and an attempt to capture on canvas the majesty, mystery and powerful beauty of this ancient entity.

Scott Breton

29 September - 17 October

After completing a science degree (BSc (Genetics) University of Queensland) and contemplating a career in biotechnology, Scott committed fully to pursuing art, continuing a classically leaning arts education and practise begun much earlier. In 2012 Scott won the highly contested A.M.E. Bale Travelling Scholarship, Australia’s largest national prize for developing the careers of traditional 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.

Pat Hall

27 October - 14 November

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.

Ai Shah

27 October - 14 November

After growing up in Japan, I moved to Australia in 2005. The bright sun and surrounding colours have always struck me deeply and so, I started painting landscapes. Soon after beginning to paint, I became especially interested in water as a subject. Its movement, depth, colours, reflections, mood and tranquillity. It is so ephemeral and fragile. I am fascinated trying to grasp those moments and recreate my experience of water on the canvas.

John Morris

17 November - 5 December

The works of John Morris spring from exhaustive sketching and illustration, drawing on intensive research. Subjects include skeletal bone, muscular structure and the imagery of fashion photography.
Often, prosthetic limbs and super-accentuated body part proportions tie the pieces together, bringing to mind the surreal imagery of anime and the comic strip depictions of superheroes and heroines. He skilfully uses leather, brass, and stainless steel to provide stark contrasts with the warm texture of the wood.

Lisa Christensen

17 November - 5 December

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”.

Extending on the rich history of still-life painting, Lisa is influenced by the Dutch and Spanish still-life paintings of the 17th century, that focused on themes of mortality through the depiction of flowers, fruits and other domestic objects that stand as reminders of impermanence in this life.

Jodie Wells

9 - 24 December

Jodie Wells has exhibited extensively around Australia since 2007. In that time, she has held a number of solo exhibitions and her work has been selected as a finalist in many of Australia’s top art prizes, including the Duke Prize in 2011. Jodie’s paintings are held in the Gold Coast Regional Art Gallery collection, as well as in private collections around Australia and England.

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