Now and Then: 150 years of art making in north Queensland, a group exhibition

Lord, Anne (2009) Now and Then: 150 years of art making in north Queensland, a group exhibition.

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Abstract

Three drawings from different times of day were created for this exhibition by artist Anne Lord. The drawings responded to Mark Watt Reid's drawings in response to curator Ross Searle. The three drawings capture different times of day as observed in Reid's drawing. Shade and water would have been his concern as the first white man to survey the site of Townsville and thus his shelter and this shelter are linked visually and metaphorically.

Research Statement

Research Background The exhibition development involved Queensland 150 year celebrations and the curator invited artists to respond to famous art, including drawings, from the region. An issue for visual artists is interpretation of Australian regional history and culture, particularly post-colonial revision of socialperspectives .
Research Contribution The artist Anne Lord responded to Mark Watt Reid's 1865 drawing. It was a challenge for the artist to see the way Reid, the first white man to enter the area, visualized shelter and the need for fresh water. The hut in the artist Lord's backyard provided the same perspective from a raised vantage. Reid's unfinished drawing also allowed the artist to suggest surroundings from 2009 contemporary Townsville. The time of day and year would have been significant for Reid, and Lord also paid attention to the shadows falling over the hut in winter morning, midday and evening light.
Research Significance The artists who responded to the curator's selection of earlier art works in the Townsville region developed this work over one year. Artists reflection on the earlier art and interpretation of the culture and place, then and now, are relevant to future interpretation of the Townsville region. The new creative works assist new approaches to the way we see culture and place, especially how we interact with and respond to the local environment.
Item ID: 11589
Media of Output: Drawings
Show/Exhibition: Now and Then: 150 years of art making in North Queensland
Umbrella Studio Contemporary Arts, Townsville
28 August – 4 October 2009
Keywords: visual art; North Queensland
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New deposit 17 June,2010

Date Deposited: 20 Jul 2010 03:10
FoR Codes: 19 STUDIES IN CREATIVE ARTS AND WRITING > 1905 Visual Arts and Crafts > 190502 Fine Arts (incl Sculpture and Painting) @ 100%
SEO Codes: 95 CULTURAL UNDERSTANDING > 9599 Other Cultural Understanding > 959999 Cultural Understanding not elsewhere classified @ 100%
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