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RQAS Fellows Exhibition 2019


Exhibition Dates: Tuesday 22nd January till Sunday 24th February 2019

Opening Event: Wednesday 23rd January 7pm for a 7:30pm start.

Current Fellows: Moreen Neil, Joanne Heath, Joan Cooper, Graham W Smith, Irene McKean, Don Hamilton, Esther Austin, Glen Gillard, Penelope Gilbert-NG, Max Butler, Dr Kay Kane, Peter Hubbard, Greg de Silva, Beverley Tainton, Frances Rowland-Wregg, Ruby Eaves, Dr Christine Kirkegard.

Past Fellows: Dr Irene Amos, Margaret Olley, George D. Williamson, Ada Ludlow, Marry Norrie, Charles Ludlow, Audrey Gibbs, Phyllis Scheider, Dr Grahame Readshaw, Win Robbins, Brian Williams, Margaret Raymond.

Petrie Terrace Gallery is proud to be hosting the RQAS Fellows Exhibition! Fellowship with the RQAS is a prestigious honor bestowed upon those who’s professional talent and personal commitment have made a significant contribution to the arts!

The RQAS would like to acknowledge those who have graciously lent us work from private and public collections to enable us to show our past fellows.

With special thanks to The Ipswich Art Gallery for the loan of “Still Life, 1986” By Margaret Olley.

Please join us on the opening night or get along to Petrie Terrace Gallery to see this fantastic show!

Honouring Tradition: Kay Kane


Exhibition Dates: 7th -18th November 2018

Opening Event: Thursday 8th November 7pm

Artist talk: Saturday 10th November 2pm


John Ruskin (a skilled Victorian water-colourist and art critic ) described it as “that in which the hand, the head, and the heart of man go together.” This definition encapsulates Kay Kane’s approach to her art.

Her paintings and drawings exemplify the skill and dexterity required to create art works which, through composition which combines juxtaposition of shape, line, colour and tone to uncover natural beauty, aesthetic purity, knowledge and truth.

Among other pieces, Kay will exhibit the culmination of her life’s work so far, a mammoth 5-panel piece “The Restoration of Venus” (1.6 m (h) X 8.00 m (w) which shows a panorama of traditional nudes integrated into Queensland’s Springbrook landscape.

Kay Kane studied at the prestigious St Martins School of Art and the Central School of Art and Design in London. She attained her Doctorate Fine Art at the Queensland College of Art, Griffith University where she taught life drawing for 18 years. Her work has been exhibited, in solo and group exhibitions internationally.

Honouring Tradition is Kay’s first solo exhibition in Australia after a 45-year career as fine art practitioner and teacher. It will display a collection of representational nudes, portraits, still lifes, Queensland landscape paintings and drawings created over the last decade.

Get along to Petrie Terrace Gallery to see this fantastic show!

“Honouring Tradition” Kay Kane’s Solo Exhibition

Exhibition Dates: 7th – 17th November 2018

Opening event: Thursday 8th November 7pm for a 7:30 start.

Floor Talk: Saturday 10th November 2pm.

Celebrated Australian Artist Kay Kane mounted her solo exhibition “Honouring Tradition” at our own Petrie Terrace Gallery this week, this is Kay’s first solo exhibition in Australia and she’ll be exhibiting works spanning her 45-year career. Among the 49 works on display there will be portraits, still life, landscapes and figurative works including the seminal piece “Restoration of Venus”.

“Restoration of Venus” centre panel.

This 9-metre work comprises 5 panels and fills an entire wall in the gallery. Originally created for her doctorate, this monumental work depicts a series of female nudes in an Australian landscape. Employing exceptional compositional nuance and subtle moments of abstraction within the classical form, Dr Kane evokes beauty and sublimity in the scene rendering a sense of quiet and calm. The position of the subjects and the recurring motifs found in the angle of branches, flow of the figures and the position of hands guides the viewer through this scene with a natural ease not easily achieved in such a large and ambitious piece.

“Restoration of Venus” is underpinned by Dr Kane’s theoretical exploration into the depiction of feminine beauty in light of the attitudes adopted by 20th century modernists and the subversion of the female nude in popular culture.  You can flick through Dr Kane’s Exegesis available for viewing during the run of this show. Or find it online here.

This is the first time ‘Restoration of Venus’ has been exhibited since it’s showing in Crane Galleries Philadelphia, USA in 2013. Don’t miss your chance to see this amazing piece in person!

Join us for the opening on Thursday 8th November 7pm for a 7:30pm start or come by on Saturday 10th November 2pm for a floor talk by the artist herself.

Exhibition continues until Saturday 17th November, private viewings and outside of hours appointments available on request please contact our Gallery Director – Rochelle Lindquist (07) 3367 1977.