Pacific Art from the Searle Collection - Art Collector

Image: Unknown maker, ‘Kundu drum’ and pattern bilum (detail) n.d. wool and acrylic fibre. Collected from Port Moresby 1991. Searle Collection. Photography by Carl Warner. Courtesy of Ross Searle and Redland Art Gallery

As a collector and curator of contemporary Pacific Art, Ross Searle has long been fascinated by how apparently ‘traditional’ forms of Pacific Art are radically transformed by new techniques, influences and materials. As a collector he has focused this interest on aspects of traditional art and craft including fibre, string bags, body adornment and small scale sculpture; and on how these forms are ‘modernised’ in ways congruent with existing traditions.

Exhibition opens: Friday 29 July 2016
Exhibition closes: 4 September 2016
Location: Redland Art Gallery, Cnr Middle and Bloomfield Streets, Cleveland QLD 4163
Contact: 07 3829 8484

About Redland Art Gallery
Redland Art Gallery was officially opened in 2003 and is dedicated to the memory of Eddie Santaguiliana, a former Mayor of the Shire. The gallery is located in Redland City, east of Brisbane, an area that covers 537 square kilometres consisting of mainland and islands. Redland Art Gallery serves a population of 131,000 in a region of bayside suburbs, hinterland areas and islands scattered throughout Moreton Bay.

Redland Art Gallery’s exhibitions and events feature local, Queensland, nationally and internationally recognised artists.

The exhibition program is showcased in six exhibition spaces over two locations at Cleveland and Capalaba. Gallery programs extend to island and mainland locations. The gallery’s policy is to support and encourage access, diversity and opportunity; to create a deeper sense of identity and place; and to acknowledge the region’s significant Indigenous culture and heritage.

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