ART OF A NA­TION DIS­PLAY

Townsville Bulletin - - NEWS -

ONE of the most sig­nif­i­cant ex­hi­bi­tions show­cas­ing the Aus­tralian land­scape will pre­miere in Townsville to­day.

The Coun­try and Western ex­hi­bi­tion will be on dis­play at the Perc Tucker Gallery, and will fea­ture works by some of the na­tion’s lead­ing artists.

Gallery ser­vices man­ager Shane Fitzger­ald said the show fea­tured a cap­ti­vat­ing col­lec­tion of Aus­tralian land­scapes, which painted a pic­ture of the beauty, scale and harsh­ness of our coun­try.

He said the ex­hi­bi­tion, de­vel­oped by lead­ing cu­ra­tor Gavin Wil­son in col­lab­o­ra­tion with the gallery, ex­plored how artists revered per­cep­tions of the na­tional land­scape over the past 25 years.

Com­mu­nity and Cul­ture Com­mit­tee Chair Sue Blom said the ex­hi­bi­tion was another tri­umph for the gallery.

“Coun­try and Western fol­lows up the as­ton­ish­ingly suc­cess­ful WOW, World of Wear­ableArt ex­hi­bi­tion,” Ms Blom said.

The ex­hi­bi­tion will be held un­til Septem­ber 20. A free cu­ra­tor tour will be pre­sented from 11am to­mor­row.

ARTIST SNAP­SHOT: An­drew Merry is ex­hibit­ing at the Perc Tucker Re­gional Gallery.

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