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Please be advised that the Rockhampton Art Gallery
will be closed for scheduled maintenance from:
Monday, 20 May 2013 – Friday, 7 June 2013 inclusive.
We applogise for any inconvience this may cause.
Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Sailor | 100 Years, 100 Women, 100 Stories, 100 Brooches
An Artisan travelling exhibition, toured by Museum & Gallery Services Queensland
12 April – 19 May 2013
Tinker Tailor Soldier Sailor: 100 Women 100 Brooches 100 Stories, is from an old rhyme that little girls would chant to predict the profession of their future spouse. Not in their wildest dreams could they have imagined that all the professions listed would one day be open to women.
This exhibition celebrates the 2011 centenary of International Women’s Day, and the rhyme was a starting point for 100 of Australia’s finest women jewellers to make a brooch in response to the professional achievements of 100 Australian women in every field imaginable—from tinker to tailor, bishop to soldier, bullocky to lawyer. This exhibition is supported by Visions of Australia, an Australian Government program supporting touring exhibitions by providing funding assistance for the development and touring of Australian cultural material across Australia.
Michele Kershaw | Another Place
A Rockhampton Art Gallery exhibition
12 April – 19 May 2013
Central Queensland printmaker Michele Kershaw explores the visual affects that can be achieved through fine linear detailing and subtle shifts in tone. By incorporating many influences from her earlier textiles background, but also her interest in the natural world, Kershaw creates works on paper that feature delicate layers of textures from impressions of lace, leaves and wood grains.
Over the last decade, Kershaw has continued to experiment with a dynamic mix of materials to achieve new effects. The printing plate – metal, linoleum, wood and more recently plastics – have also become a feature of her work. Always feminine, and occasionally quirky, this exhibition showcases a selection of work that spans Kershaw’s printmaking practice.
Stars of the Tokyo Stage:
Natori Shunsen’s kabuki actor prints
A National Gallery of Australia touring exhibition
1 March – 2 June 2013
Stars of the Tokyo Stage reveals the dynamic world of Japan’s kabuki theatre through the superb actor prints created by Natori Shunsen (1886-1960). Kabuki actors – the movie stars of their day – were adored for their flamboyant performances, extraordinary characters and colourful personal lives.
Shunsen’s fine prints will be shown alongside colourful, and vibrant prints advertising kabuki theatre. Drawn from the National Gallery of Australia's collection, this is the first solo exhibition of Shunsen’s art to be held outside Japan since the 1930s.
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Last Updated: 12/04/2013