Arcadia opens soon!

Lorraine Pilgrim presents

Arcadia- Pleasures & Places

Venue: Studio 87, 87 Ridgeway Ave, Southport

Opening:
 Saturday 9 December 2017 4-6pm
Exhibition runs until end of February 2018

To be officially opened by Tracy Cooper-Lavery – Director – Gold Coast City Gallery

 

To understand one place you need two places oil on birch cradle 2017 55 x 60 cm

Selected for 30×30 Art Prize

Art Piece Gallery

This new, national, non-acquisitive prize is for a 2D work of art in any medium measuring 30 x 30 cm.

Judges are Susi Muddiman OAM, director of the Tweed Regional Gallery & Margaret Olley Art Centre, and Amanda Penrose Hart, winner of the 2017 Gallipoli Art Prize.

Finalists’ Exhibition 24th November 2017 – 22 January 2018
Award Ceremony 25th November 2017 3pm

Emigration Immigration no 3 Lesser Sand Plovers and Vintage Suitcase 30 x 30cm watercolour on birch cradle

William Jolly Bridge Projection

 

 

 

Images-  Damien O’Mara

The William Jolly Bridge will be lit up each evening with artwork projections from the Migratory Birds and Suitcases watercolour works to celebrate the event the End of the Line Festival 1-5th November 2017

‘Deb Mostert’s ongoing interest in themes of collection, memory, and sacredness sees her hunting second hand stores, gift shops and antique centres in search for items that have a past and then presenting them in new stories and images. To celebrate the ‘End of the Line’ festival, Council presents Mostert’s artworks which feature vintage suitcases – a symbol of the travel and migration birds and people take to arrive in Australia.’

This Light Up is organised by Brisbane City Council and curated by CreativeMove.

 

 

Goldfinch Redeemed

The Goldfinch Redeemed oil-on birch cradle 55x60cm

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Goldfinch Redeemed was given 3rd prize in the easel section of the THE 42ND RIO TINTO MARTIN HANSON MEMORIAL ART AWARDS 2017

at the Gladstone Regional Art Gallery by Judge Pat Hoffie.
14th October – 7th December 2017

Visitors are encouraged to take part in this year’s QAL People’s Choice Awards* by voting at the kiosks available within the Gallery & Museum until 5pm, Thursday 30 November 2017.

Selected finalist

Riswan (Merops philippinus) Sri Lanka 2014 50 x 70 cm charcoal and white chalk on paper

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Friday 20 October – Sunday 26 November 2017

30 Finalists announced
Lyn McCrea Memorial Drawing Prize 2017
Official Opening and Winner announced: Saturday 21 October, 5pm

Special guest: 2017 Finalist judge QUT Art Museum Curator, Kevin Wilson.

I’m very happy to have a portrait I made of my friend Riswan selected for this prize.

In our neighbourhood there are many migrants and refugees living in the community. Some live in limbo on temporary protection visas, trying to make themselves at home in a country which may or may not accept them. Some have already wrested out a reluctant acceptance to stay and are settling in to a new way of life. Some, like my family, have been here a generation and feel more Australian than Dutch.

Riswan is a friend, we serve together at our local Salvation Army drop in centre where he has been faithfully helping out every week for the last 4 years. He is seeking asylum from Sri Lanka, wishing to live in freedom from persecution as a Tamil. He came to the studio to sit for me and we chatted about his journey and his hopes for the future. His application to stay has been rejected but he still appeals in the hope he may be accepted.

The Bee eater has become a symbol as I think about our changing attitudes to migrants. Australia has one species (Merops ornatus) which has a close relative in the Bee Eater (Merops philippinus) which migrates through India and Sri Lanka. They look more similar than different.

 

new public art work Redlands

I have had the opportunity to paint a large mural for the Redlands Council in conjunction with Creative Move and the Redland Art Gallery. ‘We visit every year’ draws attention to the stories of our migratory shore birds and the precarious nature of their habitat in our bay areas. It also references visitation, holidays and return visits to our beautiful bay areas.

Thanks to Creative Move for giving me this opportunity and for their unwavering support through out the process and to Redlands Council for having the vision for Public Art in their community.

It was a challenge to paint the mural in panels in my studio, then transport them and have them attached to a giant framework to instal on the side of the IGA building in Wellington Point Village. Many people helped make this happen and I am grateful for their support.

Artist In Residence at the Broome Bird Observatory

I have been privileged to be able to spend 9 days as artist in residence and experience the stunning beauty of Roebuck Bay in Broome and spend time watching and sketching the shore birds in this unique habitat. This material will help feed a body of work about migration and an exhibition late 2018 at the Redland Art Gallery, Cleveland. This residency was made possible with the help of an Arts Qld grant and the support of the Broome Bird Observatory.

 

Curios?

an exhibition at the Queensland Museum – World Science Festival Brisbane  22nd – 26th March, 2017

Curated by Carrie McCarthy with much absorbing artwork by artists who work across science and art including: Maria Fernanda Cardoso, Elisa Jane Carmichael, Selene Cochrane, Simone Eisler, Emma Lindsay, Sara Manser, Sharon McKenzie, Julie-Anne Milinski, Deb Mostert, Jeanette Stok, Geoff Thompson, Michelle Vine, Carolyn Veronica Watson.