NORTH’S GLORY A WORK OF ART
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.