I came across this exhibition quite by accident. This gallery is not far from where I live, but confess I seldom visit. I guess I wasn’t on their mailing list, so was a bit out of the loop.
East Coast Encounter
But one day, I had some spare time, and went to see what was on. Much to my surprise (though I don’t know why I should have been surprised as I know it is a quality gallery, but I came across the exhibition called East Coast Encounter. I have been back a second time and will go again, as I am fascinated by all that is there.
It is about Captain James Cook’s journey along the east coast of Australia, and in Queensland in particular I think, and the art works interpret the reaction between those on the Endeavour and the aboriginal people who would have seen the ship headed north. Perhaps they had seen ships before – the Chinese had ventured around parts of Australia years earlier, but for most in 1770 it would have been quite a curiosity.
The exhibition at the Caboolture Regional Art Gallery in Hasking Street, Caboolture (adjacent to the Library,) is on until January 21st, and then goes to the University of Sunshine Coast Gallery, before heading south to Coff’s Harbour. For more details click here.
But watch the videos above – which will give you some insights to the art and the exhibition.
I wonder if it will play a role in bringing together all the peoples of Australia?
The Caboolture Gallery does have some wonderful exhibitions, and there is one on for the next week or so in the smaller gallery. Click here for more details of Rose Van Oyen’s exhibition.
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