The Muse, with STARR and Prima Ballerina, Lana Gauidello

We are thrilled to host STARR’s annual exhibition, ‘Jardin’ this month. ‘Jardin’, is inspired by the wonder of nature and its glorious flora and fauna. From her atmospheric and surreal land and cityscapes to her whimsical figurative work, Starr reveals her unyielding passion for nature and life in every brush stroke. Amongst several figurative works featuring in STARR’s November exhibition, is the portrait of Prima Ballerina Lana Jones. As an avid admirer and follower of the Australian Ballet, STARR’s passion has developed into a signature motif throughout her pieces. According to STARR, the beauty, elegance, and strength of ballet dancers act as a muse for her work.

For the piece, Rose de Amethyst, she was particularly excited to accommodate principal dancer, Lana Jones. Starr combines purple hues and bright florals with Lana’s silhouette to illustrate her grace and vibrancy. Originally born in the small town of Coffs Harbour, Jones began her studies at the Canberra Youth Ballet School where she first embraced her talent. In 1999, she relocated to Melbourne to attend The Australian Ballet School, where she graduated as a dux student.  Such prospects were quickly brought to fruition in 2002 when she joined the Australian Ballet. In 2005, she was both promoted to coryphée and granted the winning title of the highest accolade of its kind for the Australian Ballet; The Telstra Ballet Dancer Award. In 2010, Lana reached the peak of her career as a principal artist.

Rose De Amethyst combines colour and subject to illustrate the vibrancy and brilliance of Lana’s life. Critics across the country have described Lana’s dancing as ‘joyous’, ‘supernatural’, and ‘effervescent’,- adjectives so perfectly captured by STARR.  It is an honour to facilitate a work that represents a nexus point for two illustrious Australian artists.

We are delighted to present Starr’s newest series with you. The exhibition opens runs until the end of November.

To keep up-to-date with our gallery follow us on Facebook and Instagram and our website. Red Hill Gallery is located at 61 Musgrave Road, Red Hill, Brisbane QLD, and is one of the few galleries in Brisbane open seven days 10am – 4pm.

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David Hinchliffe – BIG & small

Hypergiants are gigantic stars that have high luminosity and mass that due to their sheer size are extremely rare in the Milky Way galaxy. Luckily for us here on earth, David Hinchliffe’s paintings have a hyper luminosity to rival the hypergiants.

A master of light and depth, Hinchliffe paints in subject in the best possible light that resembles the way we remember moments, in vibrant clarity.

Exhibition Opening Evening

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Surreal works for a surreal time

Featuring the ‘You Beauty‘ series by Dean Reilly

Dean Reilly is a classically trained, contemporary Australian artist whose bold thematic works consistently feature symbolic references painted in a surreal manner. In his latest exhibition titled ‘You Beauty’ Reilly has teamed his unique style with references to iconic Australian artists such as Sidney Nolan and Arthur Boyd. Reilly draws upon cultural iconography and emblematic Australian symbols to depict his current reflections of Australia – an interpretation which lays bare the “glory, tragedy and struggle” that has come to shape our collective identity. Interwoven in his charged artworks is the element of humour, a distinctly Australian tool of communication, which in this instance is used to juxtapose a harsh landscape, history, and cultural identity.

“This great land of glory, tragedy and struggle lay at the foundation of what most of us call home”. – Dean Reilly


Go on Move it Along, Dean Reilly, acrylic on cotton

An important period of history which offers insight into Reilly’s current series is that of the 1940’s Australian modernist literary and artistic movement, coined Angry Penguins. It began as a literary journal founded by four poets: Donald Kerr, Maxwell Harris, Paul Pfeiffer and Geoffrey Dutton, who all studied at the University of Adelaide. The movement sought to interrogate and disrupt the cultural establishment of Australia at the time and allies of the movement were aggressive and unapologetic in their modern opinions and progressive creative techniques.

Myth in the Wattle, Dean Reilly, acrylic on cotton

Arthur Boyd and Sidney Nolan are synonymous with this movement and Reilly has directly referenced Nolan’s work within the series, namely with the portrayal of infamous Australian icon Ned Kelly. Between 1946-47, Nolan painted his famous Ned Kelly series which depicted the scenes of the icon, his escapades and existence. As Serle Geoffery wrote in his 1971 journal article titled, The Rush to Be Rich: A History of the Colony of Victoria 1883-1889, Kelly was “the last expression of the lawless frontier in what was becoming a highly organised and educated society, the last protest of the mighty bush now tethered with iron rails to Melbourne and the world”. It seems fitting that in a time of tightened government regulation brought on by the current global pandemic, that Reilly has painted artworks which aligned with this previous era of Australian history. As freedoms are restrained and movement limited in this surreal time, Australian’s have found themselves bound to the land they call home, forced to reflect upon their existence and identity as Australian citizens. 


More than a Couple of Galahs, Dean Reilly, acrylic on cotton

Dean Reilly has been represented at Red Hill Gallery in Brisbane since 2012 and we are delighted to present his newest series with you. The exhibition opens 10th September 2021 – RSVP here.

To keep up-to-date with our gallery follow us on Facebook and Instagram and our website. Red Hill Gallery is located at 61 Musgrave Road, Red Hill, Brisbane QLD, and is one of the few galleries in Brisbane open seven days 10am – 4pm.

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The Legacy of John Rigby

Placing Queensland On The Artistic Map

The 20th century was a remarkable period that saw great changes in the social and political structures of Australia. With the advent of the Depression, World War II, and the following Post-War years, the burgeoning Brisbane socio-cultural landscape became a primary inspiration for artist John Rigby. At Red Hill Gallery we are delighted to be showing a preview of a retrospective exhibition ‘100 Years of John Rigby’ we will present in February 2022. ‘Setting the Scene for 100 Years of John Rigby‘ will focus on the artist’s paintings with Queensland landscapes and scenes as their subject.

Born in 1922 in Brisbane, he enrolled at the Brisbane Central Technical College in 1937 and gained employment as a sign-writer followed by a job in advertising. in 1942, Rigby enlisted in the Army – like many young men of his time – serving in the 101 Australian Tank Attack Regiment in Australia and in the 1st Australian Army Intelligence in Papua New Guinea. Upon being discharged from the Army, Rigby returned to advertising and began drawing cartoons for the Sunday Mail newspaper. Encouraged by ex-service personnel training schemes, Rigby enrolled at the East Sydney Technical College. In 1955, Rigby received the Italian Government Travelling Art Scholarship which allowed the artist and his family to live and paint for a year in Italy. On his return back to Australia, Rigby was loaded with inspiration, knowledge and skills to established his place as a great Australian artist. Among his many awards and accolades he was a Trustee of the Queensland Art Gallery, Officer-In-Charge of Fine Art at the Queensland College of Art, Honorary Doctorate at Griffith University, Honorary Member of the Royal Queensland Art Society and Companion of the Queensland Academy of Arts and Science.

Rigby draws inspirations from nature whether innate or human and describes his interpretation of this as a “poetic reality”. His work makes visual references to the Fauvist movement characterised by a high chroma palette and fierce brushstrokes that was prominent in the early 20th century. In the subject of landscapes, particularly those in Australia, Rigby professes that the strong colours are no exaggeration. Colour continued to be a defining feature in his work and has become his oeuvre.

I don’t want my work to become softer, I want my work to get stronger and richer. I want it to be different…a retrospective of art expressed through shimmering pools of colour that burst into flames of red and orange, completely devoid of any meaning other than to offer pleasure and joy to those who view them“.

John Rigby in an interview in the Courier Mail, 1990

Rigby’s paintings have charted the life and experience of the artist through a period that inspired great social and cultural changes in Queensland. He not only painted iconic Queensland landscapes but was renowned for his portraits of friends, family and prominent figures in society which further cemented his notoriety. Rigby’s work helped to dispel the myth of Queensland as a cultural backwater to the rest of Australia and established it as a place where artists can flourish. Fellow artist Sali Herman in a letter to Rigby wrote, “Brisbane can be glad to have you…it is good to know that there are now Artists of Merit and greater Promise almost all over Australia. What a change to what it was like when I came to Australia 21 years ago”.

Sideshow Alley, Brisbane Exhibition (2004)

We are delighted to be working with John’s children; Renee, Mark and Tony to present this retrospective in their father’s honour. ‘Setting the Scene for 100 Years of Rigby’ will open on Friday 6th August 6pm -8pm at the Gallery.

To keep up-to-date with our gallery follow us on Facebook and Instagram and our website. Red Hill Gallery is located at 61 Musgrave Road, Red Hill, Brisbane QLD, and is one of the few Galleries in Brisbane open seven days 10am – 4pm.

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The Beauty of the Everyday

‘Intimate Conversations’ presents an overview of husband-and-wife duo John Beeman and Rosemary Hain’s artworks capturing detailed snapshots of domestic scenes. Both artists celebrate the intimate yet remarkable moments of everyday life executed in technical brilliance. The works command attention through their subtlety and highlight the invisible conversations between the painter and subject, and moreover, the viewer and the artwork.

An Artistic Affair

The artists have had a remarkably long career that is testament to their passion for the beauty and wonder of life, and for each other. Their story is a true artistic romance with the couple meeting at the East Sydney Technical College. Between various careers and raising a family, both artists have continued to perfect their talent in artistic pursuits.

John Beeman was born in 1926 in Sydney, and studied at the Julian Ashton Art School, Sydney and the Slade School of Art, London receiving disciplined training in drawing and painting. He later studied at the Courtauld Institute of Art where he honed his technical skills and acute understanding of materials. Beeman has been the recipient of various prize awards in his long career.
Rosemary Hain studied at the East Sydney Technical College where she won a scholarship to study an art diploma course. In her career she has expanded her skillset from drawing to painting. She has received many accolades and awards for her precise black and white drawings including working for Australian scientific organisations.

Rosemary Hain and John Beeman in their studio in 2015

In their life-long pursuit of art, the couple have strengthened their love of ordinary subjects in magnificent form. Their skill in painting is matched closely to each other’s work, however, they often differ in subject. Their difference in approach is noted with Hain’s works highlighting a fluidity of  line and softer tones in comparison to Beeman’s strong colours and intimate close-ups of the subject.

Beeman and Hain are known for their use of oil on gesso, a material pioneered in Italy and used extensively in the Renaissance. The use of gesso allows controlled, progressive applications of paint with the final result allowing for vibrancy of colours and clarity of subject.

“The white gesso has optical qualities which reflect the light back through the paint layers. It is rugged and stands a certain degree of aggressive technique or a sensitive response to a fine application of glazes”.

– John Beeman on the qualities of gesso

John and Rosemary have exhibited at Red Hill Gallery in Brisbane since 1993 and are much loved and respected artists at Red Hill Gallery. We are delighted to present their work.

To keep up-to-date with our gallery follow us on Facebook and Instagram and our website. Red Hill Gallery is located at 61 Musgrave Road, Red Hill, Brisbane QLD, and is one of the few galleries in Brisbane open seven days 10am – 4pm.

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Melbourne’s Artistic Duo

It Takes Two – Lisa Wang and Joseph Zbukvic

“Beach Time III”

The Red Hill Gallery is thrilled to be facilitating artists and partners, Lisa Wang and Joseph Zbukvic for the month of July. “It Takes Two” is an exciting exhibition that brings together two artistic styles to cohesively celebrate the beauty of small moments, the natural and urban, and the collective. The result is a stunning celebration of life itself; when light filters through windows, when wind catches trees and disrupts the oceans tides, when the sun illuminates a dewy country morning.

Joseph Zbukvic

Zbukvic’s artistic breadth reaches all corners of Europe, China, Australia and the USA. His poetic work effortlessly captures a landscape as if to recreate a vision or a dream. Such an affect is indicative of Joseph’s preference for plein air painting, where he is immersed in the landscape while painting.

“Art brought us together, and ever since then we have been each other’s inspiration and support. Being an artist is usually a very solitary activity and can be actually quite lonely at times. It is rare to find someone to share with. So this exhibition is a celebration of our creative partnership. While we are both very much individual artists, we feel that our work also compliments well. We hope you enjoy our paintings as much as we have enjoyed painting them. “

Lisa Wang

Lisa Wang - Jenny Pihan Fine Art

Wang’s work expresses a particular aptitude for detail and a craftsmanship that can only originate from a truly gifted artist. Lisa has taken her art from China, New Zealand and now Australia. Her manipulation of mediums, oil and watercolour, allow her pieces to capture vibrancy and movement.

Despite the consequences of COVID restrictions in Queensland and Victoria, Red Hill Gallery is determined to organise an updated Exhibition Opening as we keep a close eye on government advice. Please stay updated via our instagram, facebook and website. We can’t wait to see you in the Gallery!

Red Hill Gallery is located at 61 Musgrave Road, Red Hill, Brisbane QLD, and is one of the few Galleries in Brisbane open seven days 10am – 4pm.

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Supporting Brisbane’s Emerging Artists – Al Lane

In The Studio
“L’appel Du Vide”

AL is a contemporary artist whose abstract expressionist paintings are best known for their interplay of movement and stillness. Her work is the first to feature in our 2021 up and coming artists program with gallery Director and artist mentor – Margaret Campbell- Ryder.

Red Hill Gallery is thrilled to be apart of Brisbane’s flourishing art scene – one that continues to warm and inspire us.

AL’s gestural style gives viewers the sense of witnessing a dream or dance – thick bold brushstrokes, delicate drips and mesmeric washes of colour culminate in pieces that invite the viewer to contemplate their relationship to themselves and the wider world.

Her work is vulnerable and human. She explores the personal and the political, the organic and the artificial, using her work to explore personal issues, where paint becomes a visible language for the unutterable and unnamed.

She is inspired by poets including Pablo Neruda, Nayyirah Waheed, and Lorca whose works she uses as stimulus to create pieces that are evocative and reflective. She most often works under the influence of genre (jazz/blues) music, including Joep Beving, Dan Auerbach, Townes Van Zandt, Jack Broadbent and Hiatus Kyote. Her process is highly immersive and movement based, and the final works are somewhat akin to a snapshot of a dance.

If you would like to hear more from AL, please follow the link below to listen to her 4zzz radio interview (at 65 minutes into the episode). AL and Red Hill Gallery Art Advisor – Sophie, shed light on her Women In Art Exhibition, life as a young artist and the process of an artist.

4zzz Interview

Stay updated on Red Hill Galleries Up and Coming Artists program via our website, Instagram and Facebook.

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Women In Art

The Gallery was overwhelmed at the reception of the “Women In Art” opening on Saturday afternoon.

Kicking off at 1pm, the gallery was immediately inundated with support for our artists. Zohar Edelshtein, Kate Barry and Chloe Hart spoke with grace and vigor about their unique journeys as artists, their inspiration and their plans for the future. Following, our director Margaret Campbell- Ryder officially introduced all eight artists. What a truly remarkable indication of what women can achieve, and who they impact through their expression.

Zohar Edelshtein

Zohar Edelstein is the beautiful creator of hand-sculptured artisan jewelry, born out of a personal process since 2004, when Zohar left her home country of Israel. We had the privilege of hearing from Zohar and her experience featuring in Paris Fashion Week.

From Paris Fashion Week to lockdown in Sydney, but Zohar is on a high - +61J

Kate Barry

Working as an abstract painter, Kate’s works are driven by instinctive and emotional responses to landscape and the energy of human interconnection. Her works explore layering, vitality of pattern, gestural mark-making and colour.

“I get lost in the series of painted marks as they charter a rough course across the canvas. Painting pulls me between reality and the subconscious. Visual passages travelled and traces of snatched emotional responses are left upon the surface. As we pass by we allow ourselves to be drawn in”.

Chloe Hart

Chloe Hart Artist - David Hart Galleries

Chloe Hart is the granddaughter of iconic Australian artist, Pro Hart, yet makes her own mark as a professional artist with a focus on abstract action paintings. Chloe’s artwork is the feature of a recently published book. Chloe discussed how her writing and painting each inform the other, and her future plans to publish a novel.

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Sam Suttie
Oil Painter based in Queensland
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Leah Anketell
Oil Painter Based In NSW
Lisa Lee
Oil Painter based in Queensland
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Hetty Doyle
Watercolourist Based in Brisbane
AL
Oil Painter based in Brisbane
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Chloe Hart- Rediscovering and Reclaiming Her Name

I am so grateful that I was able to grow up with a name that is so closely linked to art.

Next generation: Family dynasties of Sydney and their lasting legacy |  Daily Telegraph


Chloe has managed to reflect on her father and grandfathers work whilst forging her own unique style in the arts.

-Margaret Campbell – Ryder
Gallery Director

Almost every single member of my family on my father’s side is an artist or has made art a huge part of their lives, and that really encouraged me to be more creative and to become an artist myself. If I didn’t have that, I don’t think I would have had the courage to pursue art as a career or to let creativity influence my life the way it has. The art world is a difficult one to break into and to be successful in, and it’s so much harder if you don’t have your family supporting you to go in that direction. I am so lucky to have that and to have been able to explore that creative side of myself right from the start. I think back at how encouraging my parents always were with my art and how they helped me get my career started at such a young age, and I don’t think I could ever thank them enough for that

It has obviously come with its own set of challenges though, mainly in the internal battle of doubting my own abilities and questioning whether I really deserve to be where I am. I see so many artists struggling to make it, so many incredibly talented people who just don’t get the opportunities that I’ve had, and it can be hard not to feel guilty about it. I often find myself comparing my art to theirs and feeling like I’ve gotten to take their spot just because of my last name.

I think every artist struggles with feeling like they’re not good enough, and not knowing if your success is because of your merit or your last name can make that really hard. I have to remind myself that that the effort I put in is why I do actually deserve to be here. My Change of Season project has definitely helped me to understand that. I really felt that I needed to do something for myself that would set me apart from my family name and allow me to see that I have something to offer outside of that.

For a while I was kind of separating myself from art and trying to do something on my own by investing my time in writing. I got a bachelors and a masters and thought that I had to follow the path of writing and leave art behind me. It wasn’t until I started on this project that I realised I could do both.

Using art and writing to bounce off each other has honestly been life changing.

I didn’t know I could use my own work as inspiration, I thought it had to come from somewhere else and couldn’t figure out why that never really worked for me. The process of painting has always been very intuitive for me; I can look at the colours in the paint tubs and see what they can transform into.

I can’t believe it took me so long to realise that I was seeing a story in those colours and bringing it to life on the canvas. When I realised that, it suddenly made so much sense to then flesh out those stories with words on a page. I think that’s also why I’m so drawn to abstract art. I used to tell myself that I had to make abstract art because I wasn’t good enough to paint anything more realistic, but now I think I do it because the stories I’m trying to tell don’t necessarily look like anything from this world.

I’ve always felt that I see the world as a muddled abstraction of reality; painting and writing helps me make sense of it all and helps me understand and explore things in a way I otherwise wouldn’t have been able to.

One thing you’ll notice is that all the paintings in this project are centered around trees. To me, nature is concrete and real, and sometimes the only thing that seems to make sense. I admire the way trees stand tall and unconcerned with all the chaos that goes on around them, and that’s the feeling I try to capture in my work. I’m not sure if that’s something I’ll be able to move away from in future projects, but I’m excited to see where my journey takes me.

To me, nature is concrete and real, and sometimes the only thing that seems to make sense. I admire the way trees stand tall and unconcerned with all the chaos that goes on around them, and that’s the feeling I try to capture in my work. I’m not sure if that’s something I’ll be able to move away from in future projects, but I’m excited to see where my journey takes me.

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Nathaniel Boyd and the Boyd dynasty

Nathaniel Boyd is a painter, sculptor, and Cellist, with an evident affinity to the arts and inherent drive to express his passions. Boyd’s body of work is undeniably reminiscent of his father and grandfather’s style and effect, Jamie, and Arthur Boyd. Nathaniel has gracefully carried on the Boyd dynasty tradition whilst adding a touch of contemporaneity in colour, brush work and medium.  The young Boyd derives inspiration from his time spent overseas and the exposure to urban and rural landscape that traveling the world affords.  In between his travels as a Cellist, Boyd works on his diverse mediums at his studio in Buckinghamshire. His portfolio extends to all corners of the world, including Brisbane, Melbourne and London.

Painting and sculpture for me share a great deal with performance. Sitting in a field painting the sky and distant hills, or sitting in the studio with a lump of clay, I endeavour to clear the mind and allow the work to happen; to be guided by an invisible force

– Nathaniel Boyd

Red Hill Gallery is honoured to represent Nathaniel Boyd, and all his talent, in the gallery. We have curated an exhibition in our back gallery featuring Nathaniel and Jamie Boyd’s work to celebrate their contribution to the Gallery. The works act in harmony on the gallery walls, creating a dialogue between their influence, inspiration, and innovation. The Boyd’s redefine the intricacies of classical mediums and focal points in a fresh whimsical fashion.  The result is truly ethereal, and a must see.

Red Hill Gallery is located at 61 Musgrave Road, Red Hill, Brisbane QLD, and is one of the few galleries in Brisbane open seven days.

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Australia Through the Eyes of Herman Pekel

An Exhibition at Red Hill Gallery 13th of May – 30th May 2021.

Herman Pekel captures an artists’ love and veneration of nature in all “her” contrasting glory in this moody landscape rendition. His paintings reveal a complex inner design manifesting in vectored strokes, aptly scratched-in flourishes to perfect the compositional balance and internal pictorial rhythms, a lucidity of colour and surprising tonality.

“Herman Pekel never ceases to amaze and enthrall me with his depictions of the Australian Landscapes. On his travels overseas he manages to recreate the atmosphere of wherever he is painting. I am humbled and honoured to have an artist of Pekels calibar at Red Hill Gallery and I can not wait to unveil his upcoming exhibition in may 2021.” – Margaret Campbell -Ryder.

Pekel has expressed his own personal passion for the environment through his depictions of pristine landscapes and viscous scenes. Over the COVID pandemic, Pekel substituted his regular overseas travels with his ventures into the Australian landscape. While Pekels subject has varied over the course of his career; from industrial scenes to international landscapes, the artists infatuation with the process of painting has been undying.  ‘Australia Through the Eyes of Herman Pekel’ is an opportunity to catch a glimpse of Pekels take on the Australia’s landscape and all that it has to offer.

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From the age of 12 I was addicted to paint: its tactile quality, the smell, and the feel. Forty years later, I am still obsessed. The subject for me is of less consequence than the simple act of applying paint. As long as the shapes within the picture plane harmonise with one another, the obsession can continue.

Born in Melbourne in 1956 to Dutch parents, Herman showed an early interest in art which led him in his youth to studying plein-air (open air) oil painting, bringing to light his passion for the “freedom of spontaneity” and the rigor of speedily capturing the fleeting glow and illuminating impact of subtle shifts of light across the landscape. Like many young artists of his day, he flirted with Abstract Expressionism before returning to an Australian realist base with a strong painterly technique. An artist of verve and enthusiasm with an expressionist leaning, he is best known for his “wild, impassioned, ebullient and kinetic atmospheric interpretations of the land/sea/cityscape” in oil.

Red Hill Gallery is located at 61 Musgrave Road, Red Hill, Brisbane QLD, and is one of the few galleries in Brisbane open seven days.

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Women of the Landscape

Red Hill Gallery in Brisbane had the privilege of exhibiting and hosting landscape artists; Terry Swann, Adrienne Williams and Pam Walpole over the month of April.

The exhibition was a wonderful success. Over the weekend of the opening for Landscape in Isolation, we saw many faces, some familiar and many new, in the gallery during our opening exhibition weekend events and we appreciate all of your wonderful feedback.

Together Adrienne Williams, Terry Swann and Pam Walpole have presented a body of work for this exhibition.  Each in their own style and interpretation of the landscape they have experienced.  Some pieces are recollections of specific areas – others painted plein air – ‘insitu’.  All have derived from the love of the natural world to be shared and admired and are combinations of Watercolour and Acrylic.


While I draw in a sketchbook and do note-taking, my passion is to paint in situ where I can use my emotional response to capture the essence of the landscape. During lockdown, I have used sketchbooks and memories of recent trips to the Kimberley and Pilbara to do this body of work.

These works capture the ever-changing sounds and moods of the bush when there is no option but to stay at home. I go back to the memory of colour, texture, and movement, whether it be looking into everchanging water or the changing seasons effect on the environment.

I hope you enjoy the journey.

 Terry Swann, 2021

COVID lockdown afforded these ladies the uninterrupted time to pause, reflect and paint the scars of the landscape in response to bushfires, and unseasonal flooding.  Terry’s love for the land has continually drawn her back to the Australian wilderness, therefore it’s no surprise her collection is a nod to the memory of colour,  texture and movement.  Pam’s collection is a trip back in time – of past travels, dwindling waterholes, lagoons and coastal dunes.  Adrienne’s works follow her ‘insitu’ sketching trip to Tasmania where her exploration of sense and peace takes you up there above the tree line with her!

Artist Talk and Demonstration

In addition to the exhibition opening, Adrienne Williams, Terry Swann and Pam Walpole, gave an Artist Talk followed by a watercolour art demonstration by Terry Swann. Both the talk and Terry’s demonstration gave the gallery an insight into the artists inspiration and their artistic process.

Red Hill Gallery is located at 61 Musgrave Road, Red Hill, Brisbane QLD, and is one of the few galleries in Brisbane open seven days.

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HIGHLY ANTICIPATED ANNUAL SALE IS BACK AGAIN AT RED HILL GALLERY BRISBANE

Red Hill Gallery‘s ‘Once-A-Year’ Art Sale is now on. With over 100 of the gallery’s talented artists participating, there are original artworks reduced by up to 60 per cent! With over 2,000 pieces of art making this Brisbane’s BIGGEST art sale!

Lovers of fine art, or those seeking a bargain will find something of artistic value at this highly anticipated annual event. It is the perfect opportunity to purchase outstanding artwork at significantly discounted prices, from incredibly impressive artists.

The sale at Red Hill Gallery, Brisbane is the perfect opportunity to secure a piece of art heaven. Large crowds from near and far visit the Gallery early for this special event to select the best discounted artworks and to gain the keenest value from renowned artists.

“In addition to many original paintings, keen art buyers will be able to select from works on paper, glass art, ceramics and bronze sculptures… This is an outstanding fine art sale and an excellent opportunity for buyers to expand their art collection, new generation art collectors, connoisseurs and first time buyers alike. We’re excited to offer genuinely discounted quality art pieces to the public.” Said Margaret Campbell-Ryder, Director, Red Hill Gallery.

Considered Brisbane’s biggest Art Sale it will continue daily until Sunday 31 January 2021.

Red Hill Gallery is located at 61 Musgrave Road, Red Hill, Brisbane QLD, and is open seven days.

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Zohar: Meet the Artist // 2pm, 23rd December 2020

We invite you to come and meet the incredibly talented Zohar, creator of hand-sculpted artisan jewellery. Jewellery is always a very popular choice at Christmas – so to help you make a sparkling gift choice, have a peek at our beautiful jewellery works by Zohar.

Zohar’s work featured at Paris Fashion Week in October and we’re thrilled to have pieces from her new collection available this Christmas.

Zohar’s body of work was born out of a personal process since 2004, when Zohar left her home country of Israel. She set out looking for something that was lacking in her heart; little did she know, she was embarking on a life time journey. With a masters degree in microbiology from the Jerusalem University, Zohar’s practice as a jewellery artist only begun in 2017.

We feel lucky and proud to have Zohar’s jewellery in the gallery, and have her as a dear friend. With social awareness held dearly to her heart, 10% of any proceeds from her work goes towards charitable organizations. Zohar’s memorable, one-off creations are an expression of the spiritual process of re-wiring the consciousness.

WHEN: 2pm, Wednesday 23 December 2020

WHERE: Red Hill Gallery, 61 Musgrave Road, Red Hill

DRESS ATIRE: Casual

RSVP: Here

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ZOHAR & Paris Fashion Week

A big congratulations is in order our dear friend and artist, Zohar Edelstein Budde, A.K.A. Zohar Jewellery.

At a time when the world has been seemingly standing still, Zohar has just returned from Paris Fashion Week where her jewellery has taken the fashion world by storm. This is a rare and lovely story of somebody who has had a positive light from this global pandemic.

“I had to overcome a huge, huge fear. This trip for me was about over coming fear of COVID-19 and choosing life! The show was amazing and I got featured at Elle, Marie Claire and Harper’s BAZAAR”

For the show, Zohar created 40 pieces for eight different looks. She did so in just three months, while recovering from the lethal bushfires which struck the Blue Mountains last summer, in addition to the global misery of COVID for most of 2020. Zohar outlined her experience at Paris Fashion Week:

The fitting was the night before the show. That was when I saw the clothes and the models for the first time. But I woke the morning of the show a different person, completely relaxed. It was hectic, and being in France, all the models came to be dressed at once. But it was so much fun.

Zohar’s body of work was born out of a personal process since 2004, when Zohar left her home country of Israel. She set out looking for something that was lacking in her heart; little did she know, she was embarking on a life time journey. With a masters degree in microbiology from the Jerusalem University, Zohar’s practice as a jewellery artist only begun in 2017.

My body of work was born out of a personal process I have been through since 2004, when I left my home and country of Israel. That was the time when I set out looking for something that was lacking in my heart.

Little did I know, I was embarking on a lifetime journey.

Working with wires as a means of re-writing her own neurological system, and progressively bringing about a change in her consciousness; Zohar’s inspiration comes from her own spiritual process that is influenced vividly by her evolving and growing connection to her Hebrew Culture.

We feel lucky and proud to have Zohar’s jewellery in the gallery, and have her as a dear friend. With social awareness held dearly to her heart, 10% of any proceeds from her work goes towards charitable organizations. Zohar’s memorable, one-off creations are an expression of the spiritual process of re-wiring the consciousness.

In early December, we will have some of Zohar’s new collection available for purchase in the gallery. In the meantime, check out our available works by Zohar, Zohar’s Meet The Artist Page, Zohar’s Instagram, or indulge in some Paris Fashion Week coverage featuring Zohar’s incredible, timeless designs.

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Joseph Zbukvic: from strength to strength

We are never ceased to be amazed by Joseph Zbukvic’s amazing painterly abilities. And thanks to Graeme Stevenson’s Colour In Your Life series, over 1 million YouTube viewers can say the same” Margaret Campbell-Ryder, Director Red Hill Gallery Brisbane

If you’re a fan of Joseph’s work (or want to see what all the fuss is about!) we have just received and hung a number of Joseph’s new watercolour works to the Red Hill Gallery this week.

Red Hill Gallery is proud to be Joseph’s state-wide and one of two national representatives. Be sure to come in to see them in all their glory!

Red Hill Gallery
61 Musgrave Road, Red Hill, Brisbane QLD, Australia
art@redhillgallery.com.au

Open 10am – 4pm, 7 days a week

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A new service that brings the art to YOU!

Untitled (2016) Mel Brigg. Acrylic on Canvas. 122cm x 122cm.

When searching for the perfect artwork for your home or space, wouldn’t it be great to see it on your wall in-situ? Well, now you can!

Red Hill Gallery is very excited to announce our new artwork visualization service!

Send through some photographs of your desired space, and we will provide some rendered images of a number of works from our collection, on your wall. Feel free to send through some photographs via email, along with which works you would love to see hanging in your home.

Artworks clockwise from top left:

Newstead Park Walk (2020) David Hinchliffe. Acrylic on Canvas. 122cm x 182cm.

Traffic In The Rain (2020) David Hinchliffe. Acrylic on Canvas. 101cm x 101cm.

Sweet Nothings Midsummer Nights Dream (2019) Regina Noakes. Acrylic and Oil on Canvas. 122cm x 92cm

Open Mind (2019) Katherine Wood. Mixed Media. 150cm x 120cm.

Through The Gumtrees (2020) Herman Pekel. Mixed Media. 56cm x 74cm.

Charlie and Rory Climbing Figs at New Farm (2020) David Hinchliffe. Acrylic on Canvas. 60cm x 120cm.

Red Hill Gallery
61 Musgrave Road, Red Hill, Brisbane QLD, Australia
art@redhillgallery.com.au

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TERRY SWANN – Working in Isolation

“Having to work indoors is not easy for a plein air painter but enjoying the winter sunshine here in Victoria.”

“I am drawn to the wilderness, to truly natural, wild places. The sense of place and all that’s happening in the environment around me is expressed through my paintings.” Terry Swann

Swann’s work is strongly bound to place, the mood of the landscape and her own emotions capture and reflect with a perspective, vibrancy and colour-palette that is uniquely Australian. Work is held in numerous private and public collections including the State Library of Brisbane, State Parliament House of Queensland and Federal Parliament Offices Brisbane.

 As a plein air painter, Swann works in the wilderness alone and even though there is a driver, she is free to immerse herself in a landscape that’s utterly remote, that’s been left in peace without interference to be shaped by the seasons. Her work has taken her around the world, but it is the remote Australian landscape that captivates her. 

“We are hiding ourselves away from Covid at our beach cottage on Port Phillip Bay which is where I can go and paint anytime. The coastline is beautiful, wild and unspoiled. Having to work indoors- not easy for a plein air painter but enjoying the winter sunshine here in Victoria”

Swann’s work is strongly bound to place, the mood of the landscape and her own emotions capture and reflect with a perspective, vibrancy and colour-palette that is uniquely Australian. Work is held in numerous private and public collections including the State Library of Brisbane, State Parliament House of Queensland and Federal Parliament Offices Brisbane

I can’t wait for the freedom to get out there into our beautiful country to paint again!” Terry Swann

Terry Swann is currently working on an exhibition at Red Hill Gallery in April 2021 along with Pam Walpole and Adrienne Williams.

Mark your diaries Friday 9 April 2021 Red Hill Gallery 61 Musgrave Road Red Hill Brisbane. Three artists that complement each other and are highly sought after by RHG clients.

61 Musgrave Road Red Hill, Brisbane, Queensland Australia

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Art Chat with Graeme Stevenson OAM

Art Chat with Graeme Stevenson OAM

Artist Influencer
Art Marketer
Public Speaking
Business Coach
TV Personality
CEO and Founder of
Put Some Colour In Your Life TV Show
World Traveller

Red Hill Gallery will be hosting an Art Chat with Graeme Stevenson OAM  on Thursday 27 August 2020 Zoom click here for attendance (virtual attendance) 6:30pm

Do you need some colour in your life? If so, then you must join “Master Artist” Graeme Stevenson OAM for an exclusive chat from Red Hill Gallery on Thursday 27 August, via Zoom from 6:30pm.

Here is the YouTube link to the opening of the exhibition

Graeme is perhaps best known for his award-winning television show, Colour in Your Life, which chronicles the techniques and personalities of artists from around the globe to promote creativity and a love of art. The show premiered in 2010, and as of 2019, it is in its 20th season.

Graeme will Zoom in to talk with a strictly limited number of guests at Red Hill Gallery next week, along with others joining us online from around the country. Don’t miss this candid behind-the-scenes conversation about nature, travel and, of course, colour.

Graeme last exhibited at Red Hill Gallery in 2017 and we are proud to welcome him back. We are currently featuring some of Graeme’s latest work in the gallery, reflecting influences of realism, expressionism and surrealism.  

Visit our website to view the exhibition online.

Graeme’s paintings have been purchased by art collectors and celebrities, including the former U.S. President Bill Clinton.

Originally from New South Wales, Graeme left a promising career as a paramedic when he was a young man to attain his pilot’s licence and travel the globe. And that he did – more than 20 times over, living in five countries and constantly seeking subjects to paint.

With a passion for wildlife, nature and natural forms, Graeme started creating art from the local flora and fauna seen during his travels. His lifelong interest in birds resulted in his renowned illustrations for the book The Atlas of Parrots, which is still featured in the Natural History Museums of London, New York and Paris.

Once referred to as a “Master Artist” by U.S. Art magazine, Graeme received the Order of Australia (OAM) for service to the visual arts in 2017.

He created the award-winning TV show Colour in Your Life and has now recorded over 250 episodes featuring artists and supporting their career progression. The program is now available online and has almost 100,000 subscribers.

There are so many layers to Graeme’s life and his paintings. I can’t wait to reveal all!

Either way, we know Graeme will put some colour in our lives at a time when we need it most!

Margaret Campbell-Ryder
Director

Red Hill Gallery, 61 Musgrave Road, Red Hill, Brisbane Queensland

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Meet Herman Pekel, one of Red Hill Gallery’s most successful artists.

His friend and master artist had this to say about Herman.” There is no-one in the world that can put a painting together and make them work the way he can; his design is impeccable.” – Joseph Zbukvic on Herman Pekel.
High praise indeed!

Herman Pekel with Red Hill Gallery Director Margaret Campbell-Ryder

Pekel’s charisma, energy and infectious sense of humour are palpable in his works. It should come as no surprise that at age 17, receiving his first significant art prize, Pekel rocked up on stage wearing his school uniform.

Pekel is a true designer of paintings. His works are refined and detailed, placing him among the best Australian contemporary Impressionists of his time.

Herman Pekel Glass House Up Stream Oil 170x95cm

We invite you to check out his paintings of Queensland on our website redhillgalley.com.au or in the gallery Monday to Friday 10am-4pm 61 Musgrave Road Red Hill Brisbane

It is easy to see why Pekel is described as creatively fearless. His mastery of capturing the spontaneous effects of light and atmosphere is apparent in the quick, broad strokes of his oil paintings showing now at  Brisbane’s Red Hill Gallery for “The Sunshine State” exhibition. Pekel effortlessly combines his knowledge of artistic tradition and quality with an intimate appreciation of the unique light of the land down under.

Herman Pekel Morning Sun Caboolture Mixed Media 74x54cm
Herman Pekel, Joseph Zbukvic and Alvaro Castagnet on “Put Some Colour In Your Life”

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