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Reasonable and necessary: prints and artist books by Artel Artists
Presented by Museums and Galleries Queensland
10 February to 20 March 2020
Official opening and artist talk: Friday 14 February with Louise Taylor | 6.30 pm to 9.00 pm
‘Reasonable & Necessary: prints and artist books by Artel Artists’ is an initiative of Museums & Galleries Queensland, curated by Lynne Seear.
Artel is the creative studio of CPL – Choice, Passion, Life, located in Redcliffe, south-east Queensland. They provide the necessary tools, space and instruction to support Artists with challenging physical disabilities to ‘access’ their work, allowing them to creatively express themselves as a dynamic artistic movement.
The exhibition title, Reasonable & Necessary, is taken from National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) criteria. With the uncertainty surrounding the NDIS, the Artel studio is not just reasonable and necessary, but essential, providing real career prospects for Artists.
Works in the exhibition captivate on many levels – they have been grouped by the exhibition curator, Lynne Seear, into eight themes: Places, People, Family, Voices, Sailing, Driving, Mark Making and Artist Books.
The Artel Artists’ works are described by Lynne as “refreshingly unpretentious and exceedingly skilled, using visual languages that are contemporary, distinctive and undeniably their own”.
This project has been supported by the Queensland Government through Arts Queensland; the Visual Arts and Craft Strategy, an initiative of the Australian, State and Territory governments; and the Australian Government through the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body. The project is proudly sponsored by Hutchinson Builders and Moreton Bay Regional Council.
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The Central Highlands Annual Art Awards is a nation-wide competition that includes the Central Highlands Regional Council Acquisitive Award, Local Artist Award, Margaret Gibson Youth Award and the People’s Choice Award.
The 2019 award winners are:
|Category One (Easel-based works)
||Category Five (Digital art)
|Category Two (Works on paper)
||Central Highlands Regional Council Acquisitive Award
|Category Three (3D works)
||Central Highlands Regional Council Local Artist Award
|Category Four (Photography)
||Margaret Gibson Youth Award