‘I love what you bring…’ is a continuation of early works from Raelean Hall’s 2003 exhibition ‘Towel and Thongs’, revisiting her love of coastal living. Raelean’s long standing fascination for surveying and painting pristine coastlines goes one step further, showcasing beach still-lifes as temporary residencies in the pursuit of leisure, pleasure and belonging. Each work carries a storyline (or book) that touches imaginative interconnected worlds of knowing.
Riley P’s new series of works explores his love for the outdoors. Capturing the beauty in landscapes that bring calmness and peace. Through distance and space Riley creates familiar worlds that are thoughtful and intriguing.
Secondary Market Artworks
Secondary market exhibition featuring artworks from well known Australian Artists including Ray Crooke, Stewart Macfarlane, Judy Cassab, Donald Friend, Norman Lindsay, Lloyd Rees and more.
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J Valenzuela Didi
J Valenuela Didi’s new exhibition is a diagrammatic representation celebrating life, with all its highs and lows, and its great mysteries.
“From my earliest memories I have been obsessed with blueprints and diagrams. As a child I would draw plans for various non-existent projects. I’ve come to realise that my artworks, in all their various themes, are an extension of this obsession.
A documentation of existence, encapsulated in landscapes that observe the vastness of space and time, figures lost within sublime moments, and geometric arrangements that serve as silent mantras. These are all attempts at creating maps of the intangible. Charting the soul with diagrams of the human condition.” - J Valenzuela Didi
Michelle Caiten's new collection of paintings celebrates the superheroes and universes first created in the pop culture phenomenon of comic books. Reflecting the spirit of the times, they provide an escape into alternate universes while still espousing such human traits as courage, integrity and protecting the innocent. The images show a juxtaposition of comic art and fine art, while capturing a moment leafing through a much-loved collection of favourite comic books.
Underwater photographer, Beth Mitchell, explores 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.
Lethbridge Landscape Prize
Entries close 26 March 2021
Lethbridge Gallery believes in the power of art to understand, interpret, and explore the place we live. With a $20,000 first prize, the award is open to all forms of 2D and 3D artwork including, but not limited to, all paint mediums, drawings, digital works, works on paper, sculpture and installation.
Landscape is conventionally defined as an area of natural scenery. For the prize, Lethbridge Gallery have extended the definition to include urban-scapes, cityscapes, seascapes and interiors. The prize invites traditional, innovative and unconventional interpretations of Australian landscape.
Alexandra’s paintings narrate an intimacy with urban landscape as it transitions and transforms with light, natural and artificial.
Having moved into her Red Hill ‘Renovator’s Delight’ 36 years ago, she deciphers the language of early Queensland architecture. Painted in a hybrid of illustrative and realism, the detail is achieved through revisiting a view multiple times on neighbourhood walks.
Janine Dello's paintings focus on the contemporary female experience, exploring female culture, drawing inspiration from contemporary media such as fashion, magazines, film, music and poetry.
Lethbridge 20000 Small Scale Art Award
OPENING EVENT 19 JUNE
With a first prize of $20 000 we invite all artists to enter a small scale artwork including paintings, drawings, photographs and all 2D artworks up to 61cm in height or width.
The Judging is based on three equally evaluated criteria of creativity, originality and skill.
Entries open February 2021
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.
Drawing from her ancestral heritage of 8th generation grazier, botanical & animal forms are prominent and integral. The exploration of the relationship between man and his environment and the shaping of both, both constructive & ruinous is a constant thread and deliberation. In recent years her work has consolidated to explore the recently discovered aboriginal lineage to her pioneering family tree, which excitingly continues to add to the jigsaw of her being and comprehension of the form her paintings take.
Ashlee Beck's thick impasto paintings feature thick swipes of paint applied by palette knife. Her work often features large self-portraits and smaller crops inspired by their larger counterparts.
Marisa Veerman’s artworks are inspired by childhood innocence, fragility and emotion that draw the viewer inwards, making visible abstract human emotions. This vulnerability is juxtaposed against an abundant strength. Her gestural work communicates emotion to us with a raw honesty and quiet joy.
Artists represented by Lethbridge Gallery take the opportunity to explore what home means to them. Whether it be the house, the studio, a person, the mind, a suburb or a far-off place. The home is a personal space of knowing and comfort.
Scott Breton’s artworks explore the Renaissance preoccupation with the perspectival setting. Utilising geometric planes and simple forms to articulate how space interacts with in and around both figures and landscapes.
Clare's artworks contemplate themes of our place as both physical and non-physical beings in a universe of perpetual impermanence and the opportunity this presents our human experience. Calling forth memory, idea and emotion, the works express the timeless connection to family, love, soul and spirit.
Bronwyn Hill is recognized by her photo-real oil paintings that follow a narrative, exploring self-analysis and introspection that are often inspired by moments in solitude.
Bronwyn's use of light and shadow is a recurring feature to her work along with the contrast of high detail and soft layering techniques.
Lisa Christensen’s still-life works are the result of observation and contemplation of the unique banksia spike, which has contributed largely to the iconic nature of Australia’s native flora. Lisa’s paintings investigate various familiar inflorescences of our local environment including the gum blossom and the suburban garden staple (though not native) poinsettia flower.
Bronwyn Searle's artworks 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.
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.