31 May – 17 August 2014
Between 1950 and 1972, galleries run by Brian Johnstone were Brisbane’s foremost forums for contemporary Australian art; Marodian Gallery (1950–1952), and The Johnstone Gallery run with his wife Marjorie (1952–1972), represented an impressive range of Australian artists. The Johnstone Gallery was arguably Australia’s most famous commercial gallery at that time, exhibiting the works of Charles Blackman, Arthur Boyd, Ray Crooke, Lawrence Daws, Donald Friend, Sidney Nolan and Margaret Olley, among others. The exhibition comprises artworks shown at The Johnstone Gallery, along with scrapbooks, photographs and other gallery records drawn from The Johnstone Gallery Archive, one of the treasures of the State Library of Queensland’s Australian Library of Art collection.
Curator: Dr Nancy Underhill
Author: Dr Nancy Underhill
Additional author: Louise Martin-Chew
Title: Remembering Brian and Marjorie Johnstone’s Galleries / Dr Nancy Underhill.
ISBN: 9781742721101 (paperback)
Published by The University of Queensland Art Museum, 2014
RRP: $30.00, including GST
Saturday 31 May 3.15 for 3.30 pm
Dr David Dunstan
Senior Lecturer, Monash University (godson of Brian Johnstone)
Wednesday 11 June 6.00 pm – 7.00 pm
Please join curator Dr Nancy Underhill on a guided tour of the exhibition.
Free. All welcome.
Refreshments served after the talk.
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Watch 'Johnstone exhibition reminds Brisbane of artistic treasures' on ABC News here
Remembering Brian and Marjorie Johnstone’s Galleries is presented in partnership with the State Library of Queensland.
Maurice Heiner Medical Pty Ltd
Dr Nancy Underhill
10 May – 7 September 2014
Conflict: Contemporary responses to war reflects on the world altering events of September 11 2001, and explores art made around the theme of war in the years since. The exhibition takes a wide-ranging view, considering conflict on a global scale, and more localised struggles. It addresses, for instance, the historical conflicts that accompanied colonisation, and continue to affect present generations. Memorials and commemoration, and the machinery and technology of war are also examined.
Tony Albert (NSW), Khadim Ali (NSW/ Pakistan/ Afghanistan), Raymond Arnold (Tas), Richard Bell (Qld), Gordon Bennett (Qld), GW Bot (ACT), Daniel Boyd (NSW), Lyndell Brown & Charles Green (Vic), Michael Callaghan (NSW), Jon Cattapan (Vic), Dadang Christanto (NSW), eX de Medici (ACT), James Dodd (SA), Bonita Ely (NSW), Andrea Fisher (Qld), Fiona Foley (Qld), Ian Friend (Qld), George Gittoes (NSW/ Afghanistan), Shaun Gladwell (UK), Lucy Griggs (WA), Fiona Hall (SA), Claire Healy & Sean Cordeiro, (NSW/ Malaysia), Gordon Hookey (Qld), Fatima Killeen (ACT), Magda Matwiejew (Vic), Noel McKenna (NSW), Tom Nicholson (Vic), Brad Nunn (Qld), Raquel Ormella (NSW), Baden Pailthorpe (NSW), Ryan Presley (Qld), Ben Quilty (NSW), Caroline Rothwell (NSW), Joan Ross (NSW), Khaled Sabsabi (NSW), Alex Seton (NSW), Arryn Snowball (Qld/ Germany), Judy Watson (Qld), Guan Wei (NSW/ China), Diana Williams (Vic/ China), Jemima Wyman (Qld/ USA), John Young (Vic).
Laurence Aberhart (NZ), Wangechi Mutu (USA), Santiago Sierra (Spain), Unknown artist/s (Afghanistan).
Curator: Samantha Littley
to be opened by
The Hon. Michael Kirby AC CMG
Join artists eX de Medici, Gordon Hookey, Fatima Killeen, and Baden Pailthorpe in conversation with curator Samantha Littley.