QG&W Lit Fest.May20

Human Emotion Exhibition

Apr Thu,30 2020 10:00 amJun Mon,1 2020 4:00 pm

Exhibition dates: April 30 — May 31, 2020
Official opening online: May 3 from 3pm

Titles as varied as Jane Austen’s Emma, Leigh Sales’ On Doubt and Hunter S Thompson’s Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas – selected by then-owners of The Bookshop at Queenscliff, Lisa and Mathew – are allocated to participating artists, whose hand-printed visual adaptations will go on display for the Human Emotion Print Exchange exhibition, alongside works by narrative artist Michael Leunig and wood engravings by David Frazer.

Exhibiting artists with allocated human emotion and titles): Julia Wakefield,

Adam Nudelman Once in a long while 665 x 813mm acrylic and oil on linen 2019.large jpg

Melinda Harper / Adam Nudelman

Feb Thu,27 2020 10:00 amMar Mon,30 2020 5:00 pm

Exhibition dates: Feb 27 — Mar 30, 2020

Official opening: Mar 1 from 3pm

Abstractionist, Melinda Harper has been exploring the relationship between colour and form for three decades.

Adam Nudelman refines classical landscape painting and ads complex forms that seek cultural identity and the artist’s own place in the world.

In the first of QG&W’s 2020 focus exhibitions, Melinda Harper and Adam Nudelman will display force and tension, push and pull in their works – Harper as a means to explore the limits of colour, Nudelman to define the idea of human isolation.


Nov Fri,29 2019 10:00 amFeb Sun,23 2020 5:00 pm

Exhibition dates: Nov 29 — Feb 23
Official opening: Dec 1 from 3pm
View the exhibition online

Exhibiting artists: Antonio Balletta, Christine Gibson, Lizzie Horne, Hyun Ju Kim, Deborah Klein, Michael Leunig, Soula Mantalvanos, David Moore, Geoffrey Ricardo, John Ryrie and Lucinda Tanner.

Step into the personal world of the artist with this year’s summer exhibition, Wonderment. Join Deborah Klein, John Ryrie, Lucinda Tanner and more, as they invite us on a journey to take a closer look at life and venture beneath the surface.

Spanning multiple

Out of Slumber

Jul Thu,4 2019 10:00 amSep Sun,15 2019 5:00 pm

(Images: Paul Compton, David Moore, Lucinda Tanner, Kyoko Imazu & Stephanie Jane Rampton, Andrew Gunnell & Dominika Keller)

Exhibition dates: July 4 — Sep 15
Official opening: July 7 at 3pm

Join Queenscliff Gallery and Workshop as it marks the end of the cooler months and looks forward to the whimsy and light of Spring with its latest exhibition Out of Slumber.

The collection of works – ranging from the kaleidoscopic and abstract to the everyday – Out of Slumber brings together, and presents, paintings and works on paper of over ten Australian artists in a celebration of movement, growth, new

Alcestis by Kat Moritz

Date: May 24th, 2019
Time: 7.00 – 9:00pm
Cost: $25 per head inc. light refreshments, Oakdene wines, cheese & fruit board.
Tickets: 30
NOTE: Coarse language

Join us for an evening of history, performance and storytelling, and delve into the world of the ancient Greeks, with this world premiere reading of playwright Kat Moritz’s radical adaptation of Euripides’ Alcestis. Read by two of Australia’s finest actors, Lachlan Woods (The Twelfth Night, Melbourne Theatre Company; Winners and Losers, Seven Network; Neighbours, Network Ten) and Laura Burzacott (Ginger and Tonic; Margaret Fulton: Queen of the Dessert, Theatreworks), this event will be poignant, provocative and powerful.



Michael Leunig & Jim Pavlidis in Conversation

May Fri,17 2019 7:00 pm9:00 pm

(Image: Safe Journey by Michael Leunig)

Date: May 17th, 2019
Time: 7.00 – 9:00pm
Tickets: 2/15

Enjoy a wonderful conversation about culture and emotion between two amazing artists and colleagues.

The event will be held in the center of the gallery with Oakdene Wines and a light supper among the artists’ works that feature in QG&W’s Literary Festival Exhibition & Historia Print Exchange.

Limited numbers. $110 inc. light supper, refreshments and Oakdene wines.




Michael Leunig is an Australian cartoonist, writer, painter, philosopher and poet. His commentary on political, cultural and emotional life spans more than forty years and has often


Literary Festival & Historia Print Exchange Exhibition

May Thu,2 2019 10:00 amJun Sun,30 2019 5:00 pm

Exhibition dates: May 2 – June 30
Official opening: May 5 at 3pm

At the heart of every culture and community, lies a story. Whether it’s the dreamtime Rainbow Serpent of Aboriginal Australia or the mythical Greek epic of The 12 Labours of Hercules, stories are ameans by which people come together and collective identities and histories are forged.This year, these myths and mythopeias are just a few of the many stories that are being revisited, reinterpreted and reimagined for the Queenscliffe Literary Festival – but not how you might expect.

QG&W presents Historia, an exhibition of 32 printmakers’ works