Outdoor gallery brightening up the region

Published 1:00pm 9 May 2022

Outdoor gallery brightening up the region
Words by Jodie Powell
*Image credit: Peta Fraser, Wattle You Do Without Us, 2022

The works of six artists is on display around the region for Moreton Bay’s first Outdoor Gallery.

The banners, at a dozen locations, form a vibrant outdoor art gallery that’s on show until June 5 as part of the 2022 Moreton Bay Region Art Prize.

Mayor Peter Flannery says some of the region’s busiest roads have been transformed by the colourful contemporary art.

“Investing in our local arts sector is a priority for Council and the Outdoor Gallery is a new initiative as part of the 2022 Moreton Bay Region Art Prize,” he says.

“This opportunity is designed to support local artists to create artwork at a large scale for display across the beautiful outdoor spaces in our region for everyone to enjoy.

“This provides a unique opportunity for local artists to have their artwork seen by thousands of people who live in and visit our region.

“It also offers residents and commuters delightful and unexpected encounters with vibrant contemporary artwork as they go about their daily lives.”

Unique bags

Outdoor gallery brightening up the region
*Image credit: Rachel Apelt, Between Worlds – Repair

Once the outdoor exhibition ends, the banners will be upcycled into tote bags and sold in Council’s Art Gallery shops.

More than 60 artists submitted work for the inaugural Outdoor Gallery, with six selected as finalists.

Outdoor Gallery judge Beth Jackson of Artfully was impressed by the wealth of creative talent in Moreton Bay.

“These artworks represent an exciting range of approaches that feature works of connection, rich organic colours and textures and will no doubt have memorable appeal to passers-by,” she says.

Who the artists are

The artists and their works on display in the Outdoor Gallery are Rachel Apelt, Between Worlds – Repair; Elizabeth Bach, Threshold 2; Tegan Conway-Ushaw, Roller Girl; Peta Fraser, Wattle You Do Without Us; Amanda Nouwens, My Moreton Qld No. 2; and Rachel South, Residents of Moreton.

Where to find the works

You can find the works at Theo Green Park, Ningi; Caboolture Region Environmental Education Centre (CREEC), Rowley Rd, Burpengary; Centenary Lakes, Apex Park, Caboolture; Light Horse Memorial Park, Mango Hill; Deception Bay Rd, near John Naumann Hall; Bicentennial Park, Redcliffe; corner Old Gympie Rd and Viney Ave, Kallangur; John Davidson Park, Strathpine; corner Eatons Crossing Rd and Queen Elizabeth Dve, Eatons Hill; corner Eatons Crossing and Bunya roads, Draper; Allen McKenzie Park, Dayboro; and corner Archer St and Petersen Rd, Woodford.

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