We sat down with Brisbane-based photographer Grace Yu, to ask her some questions before she leads her Photography 101 workshop on August 11th at First Coat Studios.Read More
Jess Milne is a Melbourne based conceptual and abstract artist working with painting, ceramics, drawing and sculptural installations, inspired by the way her body and presence experiences the Australian landscape.Read More
Bronte Naylor is a Toowoomba based artist currently undertaking her Honours in Creative Arts. Through this, Bronte is driving in to her practice head first to uncover why she paints what she paints and how her concepts transfer from gallery to public art contexts.
The ‘One & the Same’ mural project is a celebration of Toowoomba's multiculturalism and highlights a partnership with local community groups: the Goodwill Committee, Toowoomba Youth Service and the First Coat Festival.Read More
During the month of May, MCM Incorporated™ took over the Project Space. This installation and performance referencing 90’s office culture, aimed to blur the lines between art and everyday life by exploring a service you can turn to when you’re apprehensive about returning a missed call. Lance Long presents this show as a genuine, if questionable, business venture within the context of an art gallery. Viewers in that space and the public alike can call in to participate and have their missed calls followed up.
Image by Grace Dewar.Read More
‘A Tropical State’ is a group exhibition that celebrates the humble yet iconic pineapple. Almost one hundred Australian artists have contributed responses to a collection of ornamental timber pineapples, gifted by long-time artist and collector Stephen Spurrier.
The artists in this exhibition have used the supplied retro pineapples as a vehicle for the expression of individual and quintessential experiences of Queensland. Painted onto, carved into, deconstructed and protruding from the pine-shaped bowls, the artists convey personal responses that range from explorations of social histories, weather patterns, representations of native plants and animals, draw upon sexual symbology, childhood recollections and share an experience of place. The responses are as diverse as the State of Queensland itself.
Curated by Ashleigh Campbell & Grace Dewar.
'Home' is a new series of environmental portraits by Australian artist, James Green. A visual anthropology of domestic settings, this body of work documents local artists and makers, and their personal narratives.
'Stutiyi (Thank you)' presents a series of ceramic cups and bowls, each formed from an original design inspired by the gum trees surrounding Ursula’s Toowoomba studio space.Read More
‘Again and Again’ is a group exhibition of Australian artists that discusses excessive production through a diverse range of creative practices.
'Glob of Past Tense' is a debut exhibition by collaborative duo, Kristian Glynn and Natasha Wills. Working under this creative pseudonym 'Trash-ish', this postal art project is a conscious melding of two worlds, perspectives and ideas.Read More
The second collaborative exhibition by Australian artists David Usher and Ian McCallum, ‘Bodega Two *More Fun’ is a contemporary meeting of hand painted signs and vast landscapes.
Friday 16th March 6-8pm
RVCA Corner Gallery: 82 Stanley St, Collingwood
Artists Bronte Naylor and Ian McCallum recently completed a large scale mural for the Organic Food Market in Toowoomba, Queensland.Read More
Peta Berghofer’s experimental body of work, Newly Formed (8th Aug - 2nd Sept, 2017) discusses hand built clay objects and the experience of their immediacy.Read More
Dear Hope’ is a the debut solo exhibition contemporary portrait artist, Alysa Mae. Her paintings explore the separation between mind and reality; an ongoing odyssey towards a new and valued sense of identity, role and purpose.
'Transition' is a group show celebrating a five year tenure as Kontraband Studios. Leading into a sixth year of operating, we’re beginning a new chapter as First Coat Studios.Read More
Semiprecious is a duo exhibition by local artists, Karri McPherson and Katie Wagner. Having met whilst undertaking their Bachelor degrees at USQ, Karri and Katie have been developing their individual arts practices’ for the past three years. Semiprecious brings these two abstract styles together for the first time, where their paintings discuss the relationships between the environment and memory.Read More