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Some of our Artists

Tennyson Brown

Art for me is the roar that I am not quite allowed to make. As a rebel or truth seeker it is imperative I have an experience that puts me in the position of giving myself permission to roar. Art is that permission.

Julie Wecker

Julie Wecker is a multi award-winning artist who was Finalist in the Moreton Bay Region Art Awards in 2009 and Finalist in the Pine Rivers Art Awards in 2008. Her work is in the collections of the Redcliffe Museum and the Pine Rivers Regional Gallery and

Hariata Tangahoe

Since she first exhibited in the early 1980s, Tangahoe has been described as a naive painter, but these days she shrugs her shoulders and says she has never thought of her paintings in such terms.

Barry Kidd

The great artists have always worked in themes which, as much as their style, have made them instantly recognizable. Streeton had his coastal panoramas, Drysdale his parched outback and Smart his modern industrial images. I see no good reason to argue with the approach of these giants.

 

My themes therefore are always based upon those subjects that remain close to my heart. The red soil farms of Redlands where I worked in my youth, the teetering old Queensland homes  (one of which I'm lucky enough to live in) and the streets and coastal waters of Redcliffe where I now reside, fuel me with endless inspiration for my paintings. Although I travel a little in my work I've always found the richest pickings are those close to home.

 


In 1968 I left my good job in advertising in Victoria to take up a smallcrops farm in Queensland's Redland District. Although I had no plans of art as a career I still have clumsy sketches from that time in my possession. With the sale of the farm I built and ran squash courts in Capalaba and during this time I allowed myself a precious hour or two a week to devote to drawing and painting. Later I started a gallery/studio at Capalaba and from there a career started to form.

 

 Over the next 30 years some sort of reputation evolved.

The Redland Shire purchased several of my works and I won the prestigious Yurara Art Award in 1996 and I also won the Maleny award for watercolour one year and a couple of years later pulled off the oil prize at the same show. I've also won a string of minor prizes too numerous to mention.

Since moving to Redcliffe in 1998 I managed to win the Redcliffe Art Society landscape section for eight years in succession and the Redcliffe City purchased my large painting of Cotton Trees in 2004. This seemed to cement my position as an artist and I'm now sought after to display in city and coastal galleries as well as conduct classes and workshops.

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Barry Kidd's Gallery

Barry Kidd