ARTNOW FNQ 2015

27 Nov 2015 –
7 Feb 2016


ARTNOW FNQ is a biennial initiative of the Gallery that aims to explore and reflect the inspiring range of activities that drive contemporary art and creative practice in Far North Queensland.

The exhibition brings together emerging and established, Indigenous and non-Indigenous artists in a dialogue about ideas relating to nature, place, environments, identity, politics and history. 

Jason Smith, Curatorial Manager of Australian Art, Queensland Art Gallery | Gallery of Modern Art selected twenty-nine of the most inspiring and outstanding artists in the region to participate in the ARTNOW FNQ 2015 exhibition.

Most of the artists created new works of art specifically for the exhibition. Together the artists present a breadth of work that demonstrates a range of influences drawn from the local context and further afield.

ARTNOW FNQ provides the opportunity for the Gallery to acquire outstanding works by leading artists from the region for its permanent Collection and is an important way that the Gallery can further its support for and commitment to local contemporary artists.

 

Works acquired for the Cairns Art Gallery Collection

Paul BONG
Toby CEDAR
Shirley MACNAMARA
Claudia MOODOONUTHI
Francesca ROSA

 

Artists represented

Paul BONG
Daniel BOYD
Shannon BRETT 
Toby CEDAR
Geoff DIXON
Emily NGARNAL EVANS
Robyn GLADE WRIGHT
Naomi HOBSON



Andrea HUELIN
Elizabeth HUNTER
Kei Kalak (Glen) MACKIE
Shirley MACNAMARA
Arone MEEKS 
Danie MELLOR
Claudia MOODOONUTHI 
Segar PASSI



Julie POULSEN
Brian ROBINSON
Teho ROPEYARN
Francesca ROSA
Joel SAM 
Kristin TENNYSON
Ken THAIDAY SNR  
Kerry TRAPNELL



Theo TREMBLAY
Ian TUNBRIDGE
Jennifer VALMADRE
Daniel WALLWORK
Lone WHITE

 

Selected works

 

Installation images

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