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Final weeks to explore a world of watercolours at Dogwood Crossing, Miles

24 March 2016

HILDER, J.J. Australia b.1881 d.1916. Island schooner, Moreton Bay 1910, watercolour over pencil on wove paper on cardboard. Purchased 1967. Collection: Queensland Art Gallery

HILDER, J.J. Australia b.1881 d.1916. Island schooner, Moreton Bay 1910, watercolour over pencil on wove paper on cardboard. Purchased 1967. Collection: Queensland Art Gallery

See if you can spot the regionally significant landmarks amidst the 50 exquisite watercolours on display in the John Mullins Memorial Art Gallery as part of the Queensland Art Gallery│Gallery of Modern Art (QAGOMA)’s touring exhibition Transparent: Watercolour in Queensland 1850s–1980s, with the show set to close on Saturday 9 April.

  • This exhibition is drawn from the QAGOMA State Collection and provides a glimpse into more than a century of art in Queensland;
  • Transparent explores the parallel journeys of the evolution of watercolour painting in Queensland by some of our greatest watercolour artists, as well as a visual record of European exploration and settlement, from naked bushland, to agricultural heartland, and urban hipster living;
  • Dogwood Crossing, Miles is one of only 11 regional art galleries across the State chosen to host the exhibition and continues a partnership that supports QAGOMA in delivering on its mission to ensure all Queenslanders can access the State’s own art collection without necessarily having to travel to Brisbane;
  • Also showing on the Curved Wall until Saturday 9 April is the exhibition Confluence: At the Juncture of Ideas and Print.

Western Downs Regional Council General Manager for Community and Liveability Jodie Taylor said visitors to Transparent will find some places and settings in the artworks familiar.

Jan Mullins and Rachel Kerwick enjoy the 50 exquisite watercolours on display in the John Mullins Memorial Art Gallery at the official opening of Queensland Art Gallery│Gallery of Modern Art (QAGOMA)’s touring exhibition Transparent: Watercolour in Queensland 1850s–1980s

“Among the 50 artworks in the Transparent exhibition, visitors will get a glimpse of the diverse histories and stories of Queensland, notably of the Darling Downs landscape and four works by seminal artist Kenneth Macqueen. You’ll also see pieces by Joy Roggenkamp and William Bustard, artists whose artwork is also held in Council’s own art collection,” she said.

“Even if you’ve seen this exhibition in other regional locales, this showing features works not seen in other regional rotations of this QAGOMA touring exhibition. I’m sure that residents and visitors alike will be enthralled by the magnificent artwork from Queensland’s own art collection, as well as the assorted stories, places and people of Queensland celebrated in this exhibition.”

For more information about Transparent: Watercolour in Queensland 1850s–1980s visit www.qagoma.qld.gov.au or about Confluence: At the Juncture of Ideas and Print call Dogwood Crossing, Miles on 07 4628 5330.

The John Mullins Memorial Art Gallery is proudly sponsored by Murilla Hardware.