Future exhibitions

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Leigh SHOENHEIMER: Iterate/Elaborate

Foyer Gallery, Artspace Mackay
21 May - 07 July 2021

Brisbane-based Leigh Schoenheimer is a multi-disciplinary contemporary artist who, through the genre of still-life painting, poses questions about what it is to “make pictures.” Her sculptural works are playful assemblages reflecting both her sense of humour and her bowerbird curiosity. Iterate/Elaborate combines image and object-making to create works that speak to each other and to key moments in art history. The artist’s whimsical use of found items and pieces of brightly coloured timber toys spark familiarity and joy, while seductive colour schemes tie her complex works together.

IMAGE: Leigh SHOENHEIMER Ways of seeing/ways of knowing: construction #13 (detailed) 2019, painting, relief and mixed-media sculpture. Image courtesy the artist.


Donna Maree ROBINSON & David PYKE: Continuum

Foyer Gallery, Artspace Mackay
21 May - 25 July 2021

Donna Maree Robinson is an internationally exhibited, Mackay-based artist creating site-specific digital media. Robinson teams up with Mackay-raised composer David Pyke to create an immersive, multimedia exploration of music and science. Inspired by David’s experiences in vast desert landscapes, the work is the result of Donna’s experimentations with cymatics, or the visual representation of sound vibrations.

IMAGE: Donna Maree ROBINSON Pathogenocity (detail) 2016, single-channel video, 6 min. Image courtesy the artist.


Tension(s) 2020: Tamworth Textile Triennial

FIELD Engineers Gallery, Artspace Mackay
28 May - 18 July 2021

Held every three years, the Tamworth Textile Triennial showcases the best of textile art from across the country. Tension(s) 2020 curator Vic McEwan creates a record of the changing nature and progress of textile practice from a national perspective. In acknowledging the world has long been a place under various tension(s), both harmonious and dissonant, the triennial’s focus is on the future of people and place through textile as a material and human experience as materiality.

IMAGE: Yinarr MARAMALI Weaving warrabah (short neck turtle) 2019, lomandra and water vine, 140 x 92 x 1 cm. Photo: Miranda Heckenberg.