Gallery 1 - Fever Ward Gallery
4 March - 29 April
There are battles yet to win: Feminist Posters 1979 to Now
Alison Alder and various artists. Curated by Cindi Gillmore
This exhibition of screen-printed posters from the collection of acclaimed artist Alison Alder, utilise both anger and humour to graphically illustrate some of the issues and events facing women in their struggle for equal rights over the last five decades in Australia.
This exhibition forms part of the QPRC Women’s Festival and the Queanbeyan-Palerang Heritage Festival. To attend the opening or ancillary events please book through our Women’s Festival page
Image: Alison Alder
Gallery 2 – Petite Gallery
4 – 25 February
Peace, Joy and Stillness
In Peace, Joy and Stillness, Hey examines the beauty of light and shadow on water, by taking time in the moment to stop, listen and contemplate water. These special moments can easily be missed and by stopping to look through water from above or below Hey see’s the pattern and movement and feels the stillness and peace, she then translates these experiences into paint.
Image: Susan Hey Floating 8, encaustic on wood
Gallery 3 - Reading Room Gallery
4 February – 25 March
Under the Sun
Under the sun is an exploration and celebration of public spaces and historical places in Queanbeyan - through the magic and coincidence that comes with the cyanotype process. Each cyanotype print is handmade, some have unique borders, some created with negatives contact sheets, some dipped directly into the Queanbeyan River, all are one-off photographs on cotton paper.
Image: Jane Duong Untitled, cyanotype print on cotton paper 28 x 40.5 cm
Gallery 2 – Petite Gallery
4 – 25 March
A Feminist at My Table
Claire Young and various Artists
A Feminist at My Table is an installation featuring the work of Claire Young from a series of screen-printed tablecloths made to spark conversations about heroes – or villains – over a meal. The feminists featured in this work are Bandler, Chisholm, Contos, Cowan, D’Aprano, Greer, Goldstein and Summers, who, despite their flaws or missteps, were just a few of the women with inspiring achievements who could have been included. Young’s tablecloth installation will be augmented by feminist chairs produced by local female artist to reside around this provocative table.
Image: Claire Young, A feminist at my table 2023, from multi-panel screenprint on cotton and linen tablecloth with hemstitched border. 240 x 143cm
28 October – 17 December – Reading Room Gallery
Helen Peart, Wendy Antoniak & Margaret Steele
Helen Peart, Wendy Antoniak and Margaret Steele are experienced artists who met at the Botanic Art Group at the Australian Botanic Gardens. They work in varying media including watercolour, coloured pencil, acrylics, scratchboard, graphite and inks. This exhibition is a collection of works resulting from the study of birds, their movements and habitat, along with reference material from photographs.
28 October – 19 November – Fever Ward Gallery & Gallery 2
Amanda Adrian, Prue Power and Lorri Blackwell
Amanda Adrian, Prue Power and Lorri Blackwell are working down ‘enigmatic pathways’ creating images that reflect their life experiences, current realities, fears, delights and their hopes for the future and our environment.
30 September - 22 October - Fever Ward Gallery and Gallery 2
Valleys, Views and Vines
Canberra born artist, Sylvie Carter, presents over seventy works in a rich and atmospheric solo exhibition exploring and appreciating the beautiful ‘Valleys, Views and Vineyards’ of Lake George, Wamboin, Bowral, Mossvale, Sydney and surrounding NSW region. Works include paintings of wild grasses, deep valleys, shadows and reflections, and the rhythmic land formations captured in oil and watercolour.
Image - Sylvie Carter, Wildgrasses and Duck in Flight at Wingecarribee Creek
Oil on canvas
1 October - 22 October – Reading Room Gallery
Positives & Negatives
Karen transforms wood into unique 3D pieces that unveil deeply personal perceptions of reality in a colourful and textural form. Karen employs layering and different colour palettes to align with the design principles of positives and negatives to create these assemblages.
Image – Karen Warburton- Upcycle
15 -16 October - Workshop Gallery
Happy JP Designs
AZ uses very fine paper cords as the media for her art, incorporating classic knot tying techniques to make 2D and 3D small objects. This Arts Trail exhibition focuses on festive and ritual objects such as Christmas baubles, New Year’s wreath and jewellery, symbolizing special occasions such as ‘tie the knot’.
3-24 September - Fever Ward Gallery
FEEL is based on present moment drawings on paper creating layered, abstract artworks using feelings. These are in response to different music genres, speeches and poetry reading. A second group of works in paint, in homage to Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama are referencing her infinity nets, letting feelings lead the way.
Image - Marilyn Hutchinson - Untitled
Soft pastel on paper - 59.4 x 84 cm
3 - 24 September - Gallery 2 and Reading Room Gallery
Celebrating 30 years of Wildcare
Wildcare Queanbeyan is celebrating 30 years of operating in the local area. Established by volunteers and continuing with that model, Wildcare has continued with its core philosophy of rescue, raise, rehabilitate, release and has saved thousands of native animals, including macropods, birds, reptiles, wombats and small mammals. This exhibition is about celebrating native wildlife through Wildcare’s eyes and features works in a range of media by Wildcare Members and Friends.
Image: Gary Cheung, Kingfisher
2 – 23 July
The Exploration of Space
A series of paintings based on actual exploration of space in both oil and water colour media. Martin began this series in recognition of human evolution and ingenuity. He states that if we can do space exploration we can address climate change and human rights issues – this exhibition references this.
Image : Paul Martin, Atlas V & Curiosity Landing on Mars 2019
Oil on canvas 1520 x 910mm
Gallery 2 and Reading Room Gallery
2 – 23 July
Ingrid Ferguson, Rick Smyth, Ray Fraser, Jeanette Regan and Amanda Parker
This exhibition presents the works of a group of artists who delight in exchanging ideas but who have individual preferences in style, material and inspiration. See an eclectic mix of works and materials including stone, bronze and clay and a combination of natural forms and figurative works.
Internationally renowned sculptor and group mentor, Wojciech Pietranik will deliver a talk on sculptural processes at 3pm at the opening on Saturday 2 July.
Image: Ingrid Ferguson, Fish
Sandstone - 20 x 40 x 8 cm
4 – 25 June
Mandy Ord, Jodie Zutt and Dennis Mortimer
An exhibition by three artists working in a variety of media; Mandy Ord, Jodie Ohm Zutt and Dennis Mortimer who attended Canberra School of Art during the early 1990s. The exhibition title ‘3%’ refers to a statement made by the Art School director Dr David Williams from his welcome to 1st-year students’ speech.
‘…five years after graduating, only 3% of graduates will have an art practice & only 1% of the 3% will be living wholly off their art practice.’
Opening 2-4pm Saturday 4th June
Image: Jodie Zutt, Blue Pieces of Paper to Get Food
Digital print on metal
26 February - 14 May 2022
Art of the Tea Towel
Featuring a diverse display of Tea Towels from the past six decades. This exhibition explores the personal connections to textile treasures from collectors, designers and makers.
Please join us for a visual celebration of domestic art – the humble tea towel.
4 March - 2 April 2022
Alison Alder, Rachel Bowak, Mariana del Castillo and Sally Simpson
Making : acts of resistance
Celebrating artists of the Queanbeyan-Palerang region this exhibition spotlights local professionals who explore ideas of social justice, climate change and identity through time invested making practices.
These innovative works reflect contemporary art practice in printmaking, multimedia drawing, animation and sculpture.
Image : left: Alison Alder, Remember Me 2020 (Screen print on paper, aluminium, plastic, steel, electric motor and pump, 120 x 80 x 50cm)
right: Mariana del Castillo, Facades and other baggage 2021-22 (Mixed media, 112 x 226 x 41cm Photo : Alex Asch)
8 – 30 April 2022
Site Specific - artists respond to Rusten House
This exhibition draws public attention to the history of Rusten House, its architecture, surrounding heritage garden, uses of the building and relationship to community. The artworks of this textiles-based group convey ideas about the early development of Queanbeyan, its health and social systems, its people, approaches to land use and landscape design. There are many stories to be told.
Image: Wendy Dodd, Restoration, Spring fever, A Stitch in Time (Mixed fabrics, thread, paper, polystyrene, each piece 20 x 20x 20 x 35cm)
In conjunction with the exhibition, public programs at Rusten House have been planned. They are designed to bring the artists and the public together. These include the exhibition opening at 2pm then artists’ talks 2.30-3.30pm on Saturday 9 April, an Eco Dye Workshop on 30 April and a Textiles Conservator’s talk and Market Day on 23 April where the public can interact with the artists and buy small handmade items produced by the exhibitors.
Bookings are essential and can be made via the links to Eventbrite below:
3 - 26 February 2022
The 40+ Project
The 40+ Project is a series of photographs celebrating women in their forties and over. Idriss states ‘The entertainment industry and fashion magazines make it clear they think we are too old and we become invisible. We will NOT be invisible! Moreover, we are certainly never too old to be pampered, photographed, loved, admired and adored.’
A study of the natural world around us, while playing with the lines between painting and photography.
Image – Yasmin Idriss
12 January - 19 February 2022
Our Forest in Focus | Graham Gall
The Canberra Tree Network is proud to present Our Forest in Focus – A photographic exhibition showcasing some of the region’s most spectacular trees. This exhibition is a collaboration between ACT Government and Government House, Parliament House, Yarralumla Nursery, Australian National Botanic Gardens, Namadgi National Park, National Capital Authority, The National Arboretum Canberra, ANU, Parks and Conservation and QPRC. The stunning photos were taken by local photographer Graham Gall.
Image - Graham Gall, Tree Eucalyptus Meliodora Government House
40 x 50 cm
Dreams of another place | Todd Fuller
For ten years, Sydney based Todd Fuller has been crafting hand-drawn animations exploring themes of love, loss, place, community, and difference. These award winning works are narrative based and are derived from Fuller’s experiences with a range of communities, sites, and histories.
'Dreams of another place' presents the story of 'Little Star', a dog who dreamed of going into space as well as other materials relating to Fuller’s animation practice.
Image: Todd Fuller, little star animation still 2, 2015
charcoal, chalk, ink and acrylic on paper 56 x 89cm
Download the Little Star activity sheet here(PDF, 458KB)