On behalf of the Onespace Team – Jodie Cox, John Stafford, Jamie Mercer and Alicia Hollier – we hope that you and your family have a happy and safe festive season and we look forward to working with you again in 2018.
The Gallery will be closed from Friday 22 December 2017 from 1pm and will re-open on Wednesday, 10 January 2018.
The team at Onespace would like to sincerely thank our private and institutional collectors who have supported the artists and gallery this year including: University of Queensland Art Museum; Toowoomba Regional Art Gallery; Redland Art Gallery; Quandamooka Yoolooburrabee Aboriginal Corporation; and the Lady Cilento Children’s Hospital. Your support inspires both our programming and our artists.
We would also like to pay tribute to, and thank, an extensive list of artists, partners and collaborators and visitors to the gallery who have made our 2017 program possible. The Fox has been a great sponsor for the gallery this year and we sincerely thank Scott and his team for their support. We strengthened our presence in post code 4101 through our productive collaborations with The West End Magazine (thanks Danielle and your team!) and of course our CREATIVEMOVE public art commissions in Fish Lane with Aria Property Group.
Much of what we do throughout the year relies upon the high-quality support of our collaborators who we value enormously and this year we thank: Benjamin Werner; Louise Martin-Chew; Simon Brigden; Evie Franzidis; Mick Richards; Louis Lim; Funky Munky; Brisbane Digital Images; Canopy Art Centre; Matt Rees Signs; Pack & Send (South Brisbane); Tony Gooley Design; ABC Creative; Lix Creative and Ron Cox.
We also farewell with much admiration and well-wishes, team members Craig Flood and Simon Brigden, both of whom are pursuing exciting new career paths.
Our first year of programming gave us the opportunity to pivot between curated group exhibitions and individual artist shows to present the work of some 40 professional artists. It was a pleasure to present solo shows by: Elisa Jane (Leecee) Carmichael; Renata Buziak; Georgina Hooper; and Samuel Tupou; while supporting group and two-person shows by Hillary Green and Friends, Benjamin Werner and Elysha Rei; Kylie Bickle, Jennifer Marchant and Matthew Tobin; Michael Boiyool Anning and Daniel O’Shane; and Afterimage Editions – 2017 Collection.
Art Fairs & Events
2017 took us off-shore for the first time. We were honoured in June to partner with Stephane Jacob, Arts d’Australie; Suzanne O’Connell Gallery – Australian Indigenous Art; Pormpuraaw Art and Culture Centre; and UAP (Brisbane and New York) to present Brian Robinson’s Ocean Guardian at the United Nations Headquarters in New York to coincide with The Ocean Conference. This exhibition, Australia Defending the Ocean then toured to the Kluge-Ruhe Aboriginal Art Collection, University of Virginia (Charlottesville, USA).
In July, we attended the Cairns Indigenous Art Fair (CIAF) for the first time. It was a significant commitment to establish our profile in both the North and the broader Indigenous art scene in Australia and of course we chose acclaimed Cairns, and nationally-recognised artist, Brian Robinson, to do so. Brian presented both his limited-edition Ocean Guardian sculpture fabricated by UAP and related lino-prints. Ocean Guardian was a favourite with many CIAF visitors this year.
Onespace Gallery Turns 1 & Afterimage Editions
To celebrate the first year of Onespace, we launched a new platform to present and celebrate the artists we work with. The inaugural 2017 Collection of digital fine art prints, reflects a broad range of imagery and concerns and includes artists such as Fintan Magee, Elisa Jane (‘Leecee’) Carmichael, Sebastian Moody, Brian Robinson, Jackie Ryan, and many other great artists.
We are excited to share the launch of our new Available Works page on the Onespace Gallery that will enable you to browse through all of your favourite artist’s work on offer from multiple exhibitions.
It’s not too late to pick up an affordable Christmas gift from Onespace Gallery for $150 and under. Unique gifts on offer include popular tea towels and t-shirts by Samuel Tupou; elegant leather bracelets and cuffs by artist/designer Kylie Bickle, delicate sun-dyed silks by Renata Buziak and thought-evoking multiples by Sebastian Moody.
Our line-up for 2018 continues an emphasis on early mid-career and mid-career artists both from Brisbane and further afield. 2018 is shaping up to be an exciting year with new bodies of work from Zoe Porter, Benjamin Werner, Kim Demuth & Henri Van Noordenburg, Sarah Rayner, Sebastian Di Mauro, Brian Robinson, Jay Younger, and Elisa Jane Carmichael. Our group shows will also introduce new artists to the Gallery who will show with us for the first time.
We look forward to seeing you in 2018!
Image Attributions (top to bottom)
- Onespace Gallery exterior. Photo: Funky Munky
- Craig Flood, Jamie Mercer, Alicia Hollier, Jodie Cox and John Stafford. Photo: Mick Richards
- Hon. Annastacia Palaszczuk MP, Queensland Premier and Brian Robinson, Onespace Gallery, CIAF 2017. Photo: Kerry Trapnell. Courtesy Cairns Indigenous Art Fair.
- Jodie Cox and John Stafford. Photo: Funky Munky