ON EXHIBITION @ the Centre Beaudesert

image: Rob Packer Burning Bright 2017 (detail) photograph



16 JUN - 30 AUG 2017


Friday 16 June 2017,  6pm for 6.30pm
On the couch: In Conversation with Bronwyn Davies and exhibiting artists Elizabeth Poole, Rob Packer, Heather Matthew and special guests Aunty Ruby and Lisa Groom.


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The Centre Beaudesert, 82 Brisbane Street, Beaudesert


Tues-Fri 10am-4pm; Sat 10am-2pm.

Closed public holidays



ARTIST TALK by Heather Matthew  
5 July 2017, 1.30pm
free event - all welcome - light refreshments

See the results when artists were thrown the challenge - "What can we do to care for country?"

In the face of increasing world-wide concerns about climate change and the impact that man is having on the environment, artists from Queensland, New South Wales and Victoria have submitted their entries for the Caring for Country exhibition.

The exhibition brief called for artists and visionaries to look forward and project a positive future on possibilities for the environment and community.  There was a callout to creatives across Australia to imagine what this vision might look like and include.  The results were outstanding and the selected works are featured in this exhibition.

Artists chosen for the exhibition are:

  • Queensland:  Anna Bonshek; Boonah State High School Yr 9 students and Art Teacher Stephanie Wernick; Susie Cunningham; Therese Flynn-Clarke; Alinta Krauth; Cal MacKinnon; Elizabeth Poole; Linsey Pollak, Lizzie O'Keefe, David Hannan; Rob Packer;  Ailsa Rolley, Kim Williams; Christopher Trotter.
  • New South Wales: Rowena Crowe; Heather Matthew.
  • Victoria:  Kat Banakh; Patrick West.

Despite artists submitting from across a broad spectrum of artforms and locations from capital cities to small regional communities, what has become very apparent is a key common thread in the artworks.

Artists are asking and encouraging all of us, to stop and take the time to experience and reconnect with country and the environs: listen to the land, feel the land, look at what is in front of us, consider respect and protect its inhabitants.  

Caring for Country features works using the written word, moving and still images, sound, installation and sculpture by writers, digital media creatives, musicians and artists. It is more than an exhibition - it is a multi-art, multi-platform opportunity to share ideas of a better future for the planet and will prove to be one of the Centre's most interesting exhibitions to date.

Preview of some of the artist's concepts and works included in the exhibition here