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14 August 2003

Allyson Reynolds installed in top London hotel

Through her London dealer, Allyson Reynolds has sold a selection of her moth paintings - which were recently shown at Rebecca Hossack Gallery - and are now in place in one of London’s Knightsbridge Hotel’s best suites.

You can see some of the work at:


or even have a look at the hotel itself:

Stephen Baxter survey opens at Bond next month

Australian Made, a survey of Stephen Baxter works from 1982 to 2003 will open at Bond University’s Art Gallery next month. Encompassing ceramics, paintings, drawings, installations and digital prints, the show will open on Friday 10 October, 6-9pm, and run to 31 November 2003. The gallery is situated on the Bond Campus, Robina, University Drive opposite the library. If you have any questions about the show, you can contact the gallery on (07) 5595 1111 or through the university’s website ( or you can see some of Stephen Baxter’s work at:

Robert Andrews exhibiting new works in Stones Corner

Robert Andrews’ new show - The View To There - is to open at Stone's Corner Cafe (Corner of Old Cleveland Rd. & Logan Rd., Stone's Corner) on Wednesday October 1 and continues to the end of October 2003. You can contact Robert at or you can see some of his work at:

If you’re quick (and in Brisbane over the weekend), you can catch the tailend of a show that Robert Andrews has had at the Gunshop Cafe (cnr. Mollison & Boundary Sts., West End) over the last few weeks. It finishes this Monday September 8.

08 August 2003

It's a jam-packed year for Maureen Hansen

After a terrific debut solo show at Jan Murphy Gallery earlier in the year,
Maureen Hansen was announced as a new member of the Queensland Art Gallery
Board of Trustees in June.

Minister for the Arts Matt Foley said artists Maureen Hansen, and fellow new
member Judy Watson, would bring extensive experience and insight to the

"It is important that decisions impacting on the Queensland Art Gallery are
made with broad community perspectives. The appointment of both Maureen
Hansen and Judy Watson will ensure that the Board continues to draw on a
range of expertise," Mr Foley said.

"Maureen Hansen has vast experience in exhibiting her own work, having
participated in more than 40 exhibitions, including many solo shows, across
Queensland and Australia.

"She has also dedicated herself to assisting others to express their
artistic voice, particularly through her work with school students and
patients at the Wesley Hospital."

Maureen Hansen is the Director/Art Tutor with the Wesley Hospital's Healing
Art Programme, where she teaches painting and drawing to patients in the
Cardiac, Oncology, General Surgery and Mental Health wards. She is also
currently teaching painting and life drawing for the Flying Arts School
across regional Queensland and the Stuartholme School in Brisbane.

Nick Olsen sends his thanks and enters a competition

Nick Olsen who recently had an exhibition of his paintings and sculptures
sends out this message:

"Thanks to all the supporters of my recent exhibition 'Town & Country'. The
show proved quite popular with 20 of the 25 paintings sold as well as
several of the sculptures.

Other exciting news is an invitation to submit a painting to exhibit in the
Australian High Court Centenary art prize in Canberra. The award is to be
exhibited throughout September and October in the Grand Foyer of the High
Court itself. The winning artist receives $35,000 and the winning painting
will be hung permanently in the High Court foyer. The artwork, commemorating
the Centenary of the High Court, is for an expansive wall 18m x 12m so with
this in mind I have begun work on a large painting the likes I've never
attempted before. So Keep an eye on the website for work in progress

Also keep your eye out for another High Court Centenary entry by Robert
Brownhall on:

Another great win for Allyson Reynolds

After winning the 24th Combined Rotary Art Show Spectacular in March,
Allyson Reynolds has taken out the Painting prize at the annual Pine Rivers
Art show for the second year in the row. Allyson is currently preparing for
her first Brisbane show in three years after showing at Rebecca Hossack's
London gallery earlier in the year. You can see some of Allyson Reynolds'
work at:

Or from the Rebecca Hossack gallery show on:

Anne Lord's artist residency in China

North Queensland artist Anne Lord is about to take up a residency in China
at Bei Gao complex's Redgate Studio in Beijing from 1 September to 31
October 2003.

We wish her all the best and you can see some of Anne Lord's art at:

02 August 2003

Judith Kentish gains Australia Council grant

Announced this week, the Australia Council has given former Moet and Chandon
winner Judith Kentish a grant to produce new work. The grant covers the
costs of developing and making work for her upcoming exhibition 'Cloaked' at
the IMA Brisbane later in the year. Kentish will be creating a new body of
cloth works using steeping and stitching. You can get see some of Judith
Kentish's work at:

>>Or see what the Australia Council is up to:

01 August 2003

Robert Moore exhibiting new works at Mambo on Centro, Brisbane

Grafton artist Robert Moore has put together a small collection of new
sprays, embroideries, a couple of custom dragstar bikes, a chalk triptych
and a surfboard for a display at Mambo's Fortitude Valley store (Centro on
James, 46 James St, Brisbane). If you can get along to the store, it's on
until 24 August or you can see some of the embroideries now on-line at: