DATES Exhibition dates: Jan 19 – Feb 7, 2022 Official opening: Sun Jan 23, 2022 from 3pm – 5pm
‘Waller’s chequered sources are apparent when contemplating his landscape paintings. He uses a pictorial framework inherited from Paul Cézanne by way of Sidney Nolan and Fred Williams, running a bar across the upper part of each planar composition to indicate a distant horizon. Beneath this he sets a flattened field to show the land’s immensity, conveying its daily cycle and longer-term phases.’
DATES Exhibition dates: Dec 23, 2021 – Jan 17, 2022 Official opening: Sun Dec 26 (Boxing Day), 2021 from 3pm – 5pm
Michael Leunig is one of this country’s most celebrated artist-poets. In 1999 he was declared an Australian Living Treasure by the National Trust and awarded honorary degrees from La Trobe and Griffith universities and the Australian Catholic University for his unique contribution to Australian culture.
DATES (Recently changed) Exhibition dates: Oct 14 – Nov 8, 2021 Official opening with David: Sun Oct 17 from 2pm – 4pm
Tissue paper-like layers of colour and fine, thread-like lines characterise the works of printmaker Melissa Smith. Her interest in the shifts in landscape due to climatic changes are embodied in how she composes her work. Shapes, colours and lines overlap almost tectonically, creating beautifully balanced visual explorations of the evolution of the natural world.
Anita Iacovella’s cloud series similarly delves into an exploration of the internal and external spaces within the environment and nature. Iacovella’s compositions also embody a
QG exhibiting artist and Queenscliff local, Graeme Peebles, is Australia’s leading mezzotint printmaker. Together, QG and Graeme Peebles established the Peebles Print Prize (PPP) in 2017, a prize aimed to be representative of the highest level of printmaking in Australia and solely focused on the intaglio technique.
The success of the inaugural PPP17 and then following, PPP19 are proof of the ongoing enthusiasm for printmaking in Australian. Coinciding with the Geelong Gallery Acquisitive Print Award, the two prizes form a nationwide cultural focus for printmaking in Geelong and the Bellarine.
QG is extremely grateful to PPP21 sponsors; 360Q, the Borough of Queenscliffe, the Streeton family, Oakdene Wines and 44 Frame Factory who assist to make the prize possible and for providing QG with the pleasure of being able to facilitate the PPP21.
DATES (extended) Exhibition dates: Jul 15 – Aug 23, 2021 Official closing: TBA
En plein air’ or plein air painting refers to the act of painting outdoors – a technique that has both the artist and subject at the whim of the elements. Variables that the artist can traditionally control such as light, movement and colour, suddenly become an unpredictable and thrilling challenge. Warren Cooke and Evan Salmon have both embraced the method, immersing themselves in their environment to create works driven by a nostalgia for place and that reflect a practice of persistent, and patient, looking.