Hallpass was ridiculous.
Thanks to everyone that made it out, crammed our gallery, drank our booze and bought some sweet sweet art.
Shows up until MARCH 21 - worth a look.
Exhibiting artist Alice Weinthal’s not done with the space yet
NEXT in the gallery:
H a l l p a s s : 4 x high school art teachers | 5 x week studio residency | 1 x exhibition
Join us FRI, FEB 21 from 7pm - 9pm as artists,
reveal what their works from their residency at theGRID over the summer holidays.
Cash bar | free entry
FRI, FEB 14: 6pm - 7.30pm
'Intimacy of distance'
Join online collaborators as they meet and play in real life for the first time in our gallery among Gary Winfield’s spectacular ‘Inner Space’.
Brazil’s Bianca Obino and USQ vocalist Melissa Forbes.
Cash bar / $10 door
Walking up to Gary Winfield’s tucked away studio in Toowoomba’s CBD, it’s hard to understand the scale of what’s on the other side of the large, mirrored windows.
Neighboured by mechanics, car dealers and industrial suppliers, Winfield’s studio is a space consumed by theories exploring the likes of quantam physics and neuroscience – on a grand scale.
“I am interested in the scope of the human intellect, its amazing power and its limitations,” the artist explained.
“I have always considered myself to be a thinker, have always asked “why?” … So the obvious next step was to consider what we think with and how it might work.”
The sculptor of 15 years graduated from USQ with a Bachelor of Creative Arts Honours in 2010. Long-term locals might remember his sandstone sculptures shouldering the Gatton Bypass. He’s been creating his next body of work in his CBD studio since September 2013.
‘Inner Space’ opens 7pm this Friday night at the MARS gallery on theGRID: hybrid arts collective.
“I believe that when one considers the scope of the universe ‘out there’ - the universe within the sub-atomic world and the nature of human consciousness - it creates humility, a realization of how we are both insignificant and vitally important at the same time.”
Winfield’s painted canvases are explorations on colour, mixed media and ‘paint puddles’ finely tuned and shaped until he’s satisfied with the finished piece.
“The randomness and uncontrollability of the poured paint reflect the universe and life itself and like the universe they combine to form a beautiful thing,” Winfield said of his creative process.
“I am always excited to return to see how the paint has dried to give different effects than when wet. It is like it has a mind of its own.”
‘Inner Space’ opens 7pm, Friday January 17 at the MARS main gallery on theGRID: hybrid arts collective. The exhibition concludes February 17.
OneWALL gallery will feature the figurative works of Alison Burke. Opening FRI, Jan 17 it also hangs until Feb 17.
When Brisbane artist *LUCKS committed to presenting 13 exhibitions in 2013, he had no idea what to expect “except a lot of hard work”.
Throw in a new baby, complete house, business and studio move as well as making a zine for each and every exhibition of the year and 2013 was massive for this prolific artist.
“I can’t really pinpoint any one exact intense time during the year as the year as a whole was intense!!” *LUCKS said.
“During January, 2013 I started to work on some of the pieces and prep for my first show (at Kontraband Studios when it was on theGRID, Toowoomba).
”As the year progressed I drew inspiration from previous sketches in my blackbook; the shows themes/titles that I’d previously decided on; and then sometimes the exhibiting venue’s environment and sometimes even just ‘what the hell am I going to do?’,” he said.
A highlight of the 13 shows for *LUCKS was his final exhibition in Brisbane on New Years’ Eve.
“It was a pop up show,” he said. “In a hotel room with river views on new years eve. It had a great vibe with friends and family and fireworks!!
“Oh yeah I also was presented with a recycled trophy by some friends for the year of work – plus we didn’t get kicked out of the hotel!”. Bonus.
As *LUCKS’ 11th exhibition of 2013, ‘Superstitions’ enters its final week in the MARS gallery, the artist said this show was unique of his other offerings in the year.
“13 works, 13 superstitions. Where most of the works in the other shows were more traditional in format, for ‘Superstitions’ I employed the use of some props to paint on and also to display off.
“Watching people to see if they would walk under my ladder setup, to view my reversed artwork, was interesting and fun.
As he slows pace in 2014 to settle into his new home, new family and new year, *LUCKS said hindsight showed him how important self-promotion as an artist is.
“If I could improve any aspect (of the 12-month project), it would be to improve my promo!” *LUCKS said.
“I had trouble doing this, at some stages. The work for the 13 shows had me a little stretched at times :))”
‘Superstitions’ is on show at the MARS gallery on theGRID: hybrid arts collective in Toowoomba until Tuesday, January 14. Open hours are 10.30am – 5pm Tuesday through Fridays and weekends by appointment. MARS contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
'Superstitions' shares the gallery with OneWALL exhibition, 'Madman Comics' by Byron Tupas.
Bike rider. Arts graduate. Puddle watcher.
'Superstitions' by Brisbane street artist *LUCKS is on show in the gallery until January 13.
The artist is two shows away from meeting his goal of 13 exhibitions in 2013, with the final two penned in for Brisbane venues, culminating on NYE at a funky new venue in West End.
Pop in and grab Issue #11 of his 13-part zine series, when you check out the show, it’s free.
PERV: minding other people’s business as collated by Jess Martin at our’s in November 2013.
Massive response to a great show, funded by the Regional Arts Development Fund
Congratulations to the graduating Graphic Design students of Southern Queensland Institute of TAFE who exhibited their final portfolios at our’s last month.
FROM OFF THE COAST
opening 7PM this FRIDAY, Oct 18.
feat. works by University of Southern Queensland 1st + 2nd Year Painting Students. image: detail of piece by exhibiting artist, Jess Webb.
details here: https://www.facebook.com/events/305704469568041/
More about Jess Webb here: http://velvetinsides.tumblr.com/aboutme