Upcoming Exhibitions

 pdf format MAG&M Exhibition Program July - December 2016 (4.12 MB)

 

1 July - 4 September

BIMBLEBOX: ART, SCIENCE, NATURE

A fascinating touring exhibition showcasing an artist group’s creative response to their experience of the unique Bimblebox Nature Refuge, located in the heart of Queensland’s central west. Under threat from the devastation of coal mining, the artists have developed provocative artworks that bear witness to this beautiful and protected refuge. This informative exhibition reflects the tensions between mining, conservation and consumption and is explored through installation, works on paper, painting, artists’ books, digital storytelling and sound. It is partnered by Museums & Galleries Queensland and Redland Gallery. For more information, see BIMBLEBOX: art – science – nature exhibition

 : Donna Davis, Research (detail), 2013, mixed media installation: pigment print, timber, sand, animal tracks

Image: Donna Davis, Research (detail), 2013, mixed media installation: pigment print, timber, sand, animal tracks

 

1 July – 4 September

JULIA DAVIS: DARK MATTER

In response to the ideas in the Bimblebox touring exhibition, Northern Beaches-based artist Julia Davis draws upon the ideas of art and science to create an installation that is site specific. At the core of her practice, Julia explores understandings of the body in relation to matter and how this underpins our sense of self and place. For more information, see Julia Davis – DARK MATTER

Ru/apture #2, 2015, inkjet print on Canson Rag, 200 x 125cm

Image detail: Ru/apture #2, 2015, inkjet print on Canson Rag, 200 x 125cm

 

 1 July – 4 September

PETER TILLEY & ANDY DEVINE: BLACK HARVEST

Two like-minded artists collaborate to create rich and complex conceptual works reflecting the industrial landscape of the Newcastle region. A duality of experience is explored through ideas of displacement, abandonment and isolation within the environment. Through the use of found objects, materials and symbolism, Tilley and Devine examine histories, nostalgia and memory. Andy Devine brings to the industrial imagery an additional layer of meaning by incorporating a personal narrative referencing his homeland in England’s industrial northeast. For more information, see BLACK HARVEST: Artists mine Newcastle’s dark past, bright future 

 Andy Devine & Peter Tilley, Response #10, 2013.

Image detail: Andy Devine & Peter Tilley, Response #10, 2013.