Very pleasant evening on Saturday attending a great little gallery in the township of Gordonvale, half an hour south of Cairns. The event was – not one but two – simultaneous exhibitions … and in a novel twist one was displayed on the ceiling, the other on the walls.
The Trolley Studio Gallery (and cafe) – run by Ian Tunbridge and Kylie Burke – is breathing new life into the quiet little town … and on Saturday what looked a vast chunk of the community, artists and friends packed the space for the opening(s) of “Living on the Ceiling (there’s no more room down there)” exhibition featuring the works of 20 amazing artists … and … the “Earth’s Ceiling” exhibition featuring 10 talented photographers (well … nine plus me).
The ceiling was adorned with paintings and works in a variety of media, whilst the walls were hung with photographs on the edgy and thought provoking theme of “Earth’s Ceiling”. (There were many a neck doing 360’s around and above the walls!)
My little piece of the exhibition action was an image which was constructed (questionably) just for the theme of “Earth’s Ceiling” which, following some weird personal logic, I decided to name “Apocalyptico – (Apocalypse by Politicians)” … below.
The artists and photographers presenting their work at the exhibition are (in no particular order) –
Jonas Ericson, Lynda Gregg, Maya Wright, Rick Beresford, Shay Rampal, Kylie Burke, Phil Johns, Justin Bishop, Jessica Roelofs, Ian Tunbridge, Fiona Price, Janelle Williams, Marc Daniel, Andrea Huelin, Malachi Aird, Robyn Baker, Ed Koumans, Mark Bennett, Mark Richards, Cameron Errey, KA Collins, Marc Steiner, Jen Frei, Adam Frew, Briony Frew, Graham Masterman, Rob Dupear … & me …
Thanks Ian & Kylie for the evening, all the work in hosting the exhibitions … and an opportunity to catch up with some great people.
Image © Brian Cassey