27 Feb UNIQUE KEN DONE EXHIBITION COMING TO THE GALLERY & MUSEUM
The Gladstone Regional Art Gallery & Museum is proud to host a unique touring exhibition from one of Australia’s best-known artists – Ken Done!
‘These paintings were all done since the year 2000. They are sometimes works done on location or sometimes in the studio. And some are just what was in my imagination.’
Ken Done, Paintings you probably haven’t seen, 2017
Presented by The Ken Done Gallery, this vibrant and playful exhibition brings together a vivid collection of recent and mostly unseen works featured in Ken Done’s most recent publication of the same title. It represents many of the artist’s favourite and best-loved subjects; the beach, the reef, and portraiture as well as his own personal environment – his garden and Cabin studio in Sydney.
The exhibition will be officially opened by Gladstone Region Mayor Matt Burnett on Friday, 6 March 2020. Everyone is welcome to attend and meet Ken Done.
“It is very exciting for us to be one of the selected venues hosting this exceptional exhibition”, said Cameron Curd, Manager & Curator, Gladstone Regional Art Gallery & Museum.
“We are lucky to have Ken Done visit us and present an Artist Talk prior to the exhibition opening. Make sure you don’t miss this amazing opportunity to hear from one of Australia’s iconic artists”, Mr Curd added.
MARK YOUR CALENDAR:
FRIDAY 6 MARCH
5pm KEN DONE: ARTIST TALK
6pm AUTUMN SHOWCASE: OFFICIAL LAUNCH
Following the launch, the exhibition will be on show at the Gladstone Regional Art Gallery and Museum until 25th April 2020, then continue its tour to a select group of regional galleries throughout Queensland, New South Wales and Victoria.
Four more exhibitions will be officially opened, part of the Autumn Showcase celebrations: Year of the Nurse and Midwife / Florence Nightingale 200 presented by local artist Katrina Elliott, 2020 Intercity Images Gladstone Saiki Photographic Exchange, 2020 Celebrate Australia Primary School Art Competition, 40th Anniversary of the Fremantle Class Patrol Boat.
With so much happening, this night is not to be missed!
RSVP by 5pm, Wednesday, 4 March 2020.