NORTH’S GLORY A WORK OF ART

Townsville Bulletin - - NEWS - MAD­DI­SON QUAID

TWO ex­hi­bi­tions show­cas­ing indige­nous art­works and the beauty of North Queens­land’s wet­lands are about to open at the Perc Tucker Gallery.

The ex­hi­bi­tions by Syd­ney artist Pamela Grif­fith ( pic­tured) and the works of 20 indige­nous artists have gar­nered ac­claim in the art world.

Ms Grif­fith’s works, ti­tled Teem­ing with Life: The Won­ga­loo Project and inspired by the Cleve­don/ Crom- arty wet­lands, south of Townsville will open tonight.

The 25 works by indige­nous artists, ti­tled My Coun­try, I Still Call Aus­tralia Home: Con­tem­po­rary Art from Black Queens­land, is the lat­est ex­hi­bi­tion to tour from the Queens­land Art Gallery and Gallery of Mod­ern Art and will open to­mor­row.

QAGOMA di­rec­tor Chris Saines said the works would ex­plore the his­tory and con­tem­po­rary is­sues of Queens­land’s indige­nous peo­ple.

Townsville City Coun­cil Com­mu­nity and Cul­tural De­vel­op­ment Com­mit­tee chair Colleen Doyle said the ex­hi­bi­tions were spec­tac­u­lar.

“From the land­scape to the his­tory and geog­ra­phy, they are an in­sight­ful per­spec­tive,” she said.

Ms Grif­fith’s ex­hi­bi­tion opens at 6.30pm today. My Coun­try opens to­mor­row at 6.30pm.

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