Exhibition dates: 13th June – 31st July 2020 Location: Biloela Hospital, QLD
An exploration of cultural connection to land while in isolation. I am a Aborignial, Torres Strait and South Sea Islander woman. I have strong connection between the sea the rainforest and the bush. I have been inspired by the colours of those environments. Through out this project I have used art as away to reground myself and focus on my wellbeing. Working and creating amidst the global pandemic of COVID-19 and with the travel restrictions from community and family retaining my connection to country has been really important to me.
As we celebrate the year long celebration of International Year of the Nurse and Midwife we are showcasing nurses journey not just in the Banana Region but all over the world.
Nurses & Midwives from all over the world, we would love to hear your story. Not matter how short or how long your journey in nursing & midwifery is. We would love to hear from ALL different types of nurses, dental nurses, veterinary nurses, school nurses……from all over the world. Please help add to our online exhibition. This exhibition runs until the end of 2020.
Congratulations to artists Sarah Larsen and Tracey Hewitt who have been chosen to exhibit works in the Art Gallery this year.
We are looking for 1 more artist to exhibit in the Art Gallery from December 2019 – January 2021 . Artist must reside in the Banana Shire.
Artists works must be on paper and but not excluding to visual artist. Photographers, poets and storytellers are also encouraged to send in an expression of interest. This is a paid opportunity for professional artists. Artists who are successfully chosen to exhibit will be paid an artwork loan fee of $400.00. This project is being managed by artist Katrina Elliott for the benefit of the Banana Regional community. If you are interested in participating in this opportunity, please send an email requesting an EOI form to firstname.lastname@example.org . EOI due in by 22 April 2020
This is a great debate and often it’s a personal preference. How I choose is often drawn by the type of emotion I want the viewer to feel. Colour can sometimes be distracting and if you take that away then people are more likely to be drawn to the emotion on the image. If it is loud and energizing, I want the view to feel I may be drawn more to colour. Which one would you pick in this case, Colour or B&W?
The Exhibition GROUNDED main purpose is to challenge photographers and amateur photographers to think about the purpose of their creativity. What does GROUNDED mean to them. This is a great opportunity to think öutside the box”.
Bringing art to Biloela hospital aims to not only make a difference to people within the hospital but also give local artists, both professional and emerging (residing in the Banana Regional Council area) opportunities.
We are looking for 3 artist to exhibit in the first round of the Art Gallery. Artists works must be on paper and but not excluding to visual artist. Photographers, poets and storytellers are also encouraged to send in an expression of interest. This is a paid opportunity for professional artists. Artists who are successfully chosen to exhibit will be paid an artwork loan fee of $400.00. This project is being managed by artist Katrina Elliott for the benefit of the Banana Regional community. If you are interested in participating in this opportunity, please send an email requesting an EOI form to email@example.com . EOI due in by 2 March 2020
Size: All artworks must be under 420 x 594mm, and fit inside supplied silver A2 frames. All 12 frames must be filled. Artworks can be portrait or landscape in orientation. If you are selected, you will receive a template kit to the orientation of the 12 frames in the local artist gallery and label formats.
Material: All artworks must be on paper, with minimal/no collage.
Subject matter: There is no set theme for this exhibition, artists are free to explore their creativity. However, as artworks are being presented in a public foyer area of a public hospital, please be aware that explicit language or imagery will not be permitted. Artworks must be appropriate for viewing by people of all ages, cultural backgrounds and religions. Please note that all proposed artwork will be reviewed by a panel, and they will have final determination as to whether artworks will be placed on display within the hospital.
Sale of works: Artist are permitted to sell their works, all sales must be managed by the artist. (exchange of money, delivery of works etc) Pricing and contact numbers will be displayed on the artwork labels.
Jessie Handley The Biloela Hospital Bottle Tree Acrylic on canvas
This painting was donated by Frances Jameson and her daughter Megan Campbell
The bottle was planted by Arnie Timm and Albert (Bert) Poole in 1931. They were both gardeners at the Biloela Hospital at the time. The tree was planted just after the Biloela Hospital opened. The tree was 88 years old when it had to be removed due to structural issues. It had developed a large crack in the top and several limbs had to be removed. When the tree was cut down it was found to be rotten the middle the entire length of the tree. A new bottle tree has been planted directly opposite from the old one in 2011. This tree is a direct descendant, seeds were collected from the old tree and nurtured in the hospital green house. The new tree was planted by the Boal Family who are Arnie Timm’s descendants.
Art can make a huge impact on how people feel when they enter a room. Some women and partners may be feeling anxious when they are coming to their appointments, by having an environment that is less clinical in looks and feel can help to lower stress levels. I feel it is important and everyone feels welcome and comfortable in hospital and clinics. By using Nature as a theme, I feel this is a perfect way to be welcoming to all that use this service. The newly refurbished space plays an important part of caring for pregnant women and their neonate(s).