Sacred rivers wind their way through Townsville

Date published: 31 March 2016

An exhibition by one of Townsville’s most celebrated and best loved artists, Dr Anneke Silver, will open at Perc Tucker Regional Gallery this Friday night. Rivers: un-cut highlights Dr Silver’s deep and enduring love of the landscapes and rivers of North Queensland.

This most recent exhibition by one of North Queensland’s most accomplished artists is the latest triumph in a career spent sharing her love for the land through her paintings. The river is a unifying theme through an exhibition which showcases great variances in style, material and colour; in Rivers: un-cut no two artworks are the same.

Manager Gallery Services Shane Fitzgerald said Perc Tucker Regional Gallery was fortunate to be able to present a new body of work by Anneke Silver for the people of Townsville in 2016.

Rivers: un-cut is a testament to her talent, her ability to evolve and to her love of the landscapes of North Queensland,” Mr Fitzgerald said.

“Dr Silver’s connection to the distinct and beautiful landscapes and environments of the region is complemented by her ability to capture their beauty from a range of perspectives.”

Rivers: un-cut will be launched at Perc Tucker Regional Gallery in Townsville on Friday, April 1 at 7pm. This is a free event and all are welcome to attend.

Dr Silver will also be participating in a range of public programs with Gallery Services.

Rivers: un-cut Public Programs
* Artist talk – Explore Rivers: un-cut with Dr Anneke Silver, 10.30am Saturday 2 April at Perc Tucker Regional Gallery – free event
* In conversation – Join local Indigenous elder Russell Butler and artist Dr Anneke Silver as they discuss the land and seascapes of Townsville, 10.30am Sunday 10 April at Perc Tucker Regional Gallery – free event
* Art After Dark – An intriguing account of the development of Dr Anneke Silver’s practice over the past 40 years – 6.30pm Thursday 21 April at Perc Tucker Regional Gallery – free event
* Workshops – Under the guidance of Dr Anneke Silver, learn how to work with watercolours, acrylic and pens to explore the landscape. Workshop is held from 10.30am to 1.30pm Sunday 17 and Sunday 21 April at Perc Tucker Regional Gallery – Cost $130 (materials included)