This issue is the first dispatch from our brand-new location in Montague Road, West End. The year kicked off with a very enthusiastic crowd at our Opening Event on 7 February, and we extend a big thank you to all our artists, collectors, partners, and supporters. Very special thanks go to the Hon. Jackie Trad MP, Deputy Premier, Treasurer, and Minister for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Partnerships, for launching our new space during her busy schedule.
To mark 2020, Onespace is celebrating with several first-time solo shows in Brisbane. This year sees us presenting solo exhibitions of our early career and mid-career artists, Tamika Grant-Iramu and Sebastian Moody, alongside a 20-year survey of work by Helen Miller, the creative force behind the Sookii fashion design label on Gladstone Road, Highgate Hill, which marks the first exhibition of her work.
Another jam-packed year comes to a close!
The Onespace team would like to thank all of our supporters and patrons; the enthusiasm we have received from our ever growing community in 2019 means so much to our represented artists and the gallery alike. Thank you for allowing us to continue to show and sustain contemporary artists with valuable ideas. We look forward to collaborating with the Onespace community to continue producing exciting exhibitions at our new location in 2020.
Enjoy a read about a few of our recent exhibitions, some stellar achievements by local artists, exciting events that you might have missed, a few events to keep an eye out for, and even a little sneak peek into our program for 2020.
After three exciting years of presenting contemporary art in Highgate Hill, Onespace Gallery is moving to 349 Montague Road, West End, in early 2020.
It has been a fantastic ride presenting nearly 100 artists—mostly Queensland artists—over the last three years in our Gladstone Road location at Highgate Hill. But we have now outgrown that space.
We are really looking forward to moving onto our new premises in West End, where we will be surrounded by the dynamic buzz of the river end of the West End peninsula. This area is a thriving artistic axis stretching from QAGOMA along Montague Road.
This issue highlights: exciting upcoming exhibitions; some stellar achievements by our represented artists; moments from the beginning of the year that you might have missed; and a few events to keep an eye out for in the coming months.
Zoe Porter is a Brisbane-based artist, whose practice explores drawing, painting, installation, performance, sculpture, site-specific works and video. Her work frequently depicts the animal–human hybrid, often crossing the boundaries between real and imaginary states, chaos and order.
Samuel Tupou makes art that is inspired by family, culture and identity, and is known for his use of pattern, repetition and vibrancy. Sam currently lives and works in Brisbane.
Ross Booker is an Australian landscape artist born in Northern New South Wales, he currently resides in Brisbane. His immersive and multi-layered landscapes are are both journeys of the mind and the heart.
2018 has been another significant step forward for Onespace Gallery. And it couldn’t have happened without the amazing talent of the artists we work with and their passion for their practice. Thank you to both our represented artists and artists who we have additionally presented through our program.
We have also had a huge boost in support from both curators and individual collectors who have both engaged with our program and artists as collaborators or supported us through acquisitions. In particular we would like to especially thank Quandamooka Yoolooburrabee Aboriginal Corporation, QAGOMA, State Library of Queensland, National Gallery of Victoria, Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory, University of Queensland Art Museum, QUT Art Museum, Redland Art Gallery, HOTA (Home of the Arts – Gold Coast), Pinnacles Gallery, Caboolture Regional Art Gallery, Queensland Childrens Hospital, Cairns Indigenous Art Fair (CIAF), Women’s Legal Service Queensland and Australian High Commission (Singapore).
If you are new to Onesapce, welcome! If you know us well, thank you for all of your support this year so far, we love seeing our community and following grow each year.
Enjoy a read about a few of our recent exhibitions, some stellar achievements by local artists, exciting events that you might have missed, a few events to keep an eye out for and even a little sneak peek into our program for 2019.
In September, we presented Flowerbones by Sarah Rayner, an incredibly intricate collection of individual porcelain pieces. We were pleased to work with Diana Warnes (Head of Curatorial Projects – HOTA) on the presentation of Nicola Moss’ latest body of work, Breathing in trees, in October. Then, on Friday, November 9 Elisa Jane Carmichael’s second solo exhibition opened to the public.
Onespace presents Michael Boiyool Anning, Elisa Jane Carmichael and Brian Robinson this month at CIAF 2018. It was an honour and a pleasure to be welcomed to the event by Co-Patrons Henrietta Fourmile Marrie, Gimuy Walubarra Yidinji Elder and His Excellency the Honourable Paul De Jersey AC, Governor of Queensland; the Honourable Leanne Enoch and Mr Tom Mosby, Chair of CIAF.
We are also pleased to announce the representation of Gold Coast based artist, Nicola Moss. Nicola is a visual artist making fine art with paper and printmaking techniques, using beautifully delicate layers and textures – her work is driven by a central burning question – What is sustainability?
Onespace Gallery is delighted to represent the work of Elisa Jane (Leecee) Carmichael. Elisa Jane Carmichael is a Ngugi woman from Quandamooka Country (Moreton/Moorgumpin and Stradbroke Island/Minjerribah, Queensland).
The State Library of Queensland has recently acquired two Artist Books by Zoe Porter and is the newest addition to the Gallery’s growing Institutional purchaser list. Congratulations to Brian Robinson for being awarded the inaugural $50,000 Collie Art Prize.
We were pleased to celebrate Onespace Gallery’s first birthday recently and would like to sincerely thank: our high-calibre exhibiting artists; the private and institutional collectors who have supported the artists and gallery this year; our many collaborators for their professional support; our sponsors for their generous contributions and of course the vast range of visitors and supporters who have made our 2017 program possible.
Onespace Gallery is delighted to announce that following on from the very successful exhibition, Australia: Defending the Oceans at the Oceanographic Museum of Monaco in 2016, Brian Robinson’s Ocean Guardian and latest ocean-themed linocut prints will feature alongside Pormpuraaw ghost-net sculptures at the United Nations (UN) Headquarters in New York from 5 – 30 June 2017.