New exhibition for the arts and cultural capital of Australia

Date published: 19 July 2018

Contemporary artworks of Richard Dunlop’s interpretations of the landscape as a living, ever-changing force will be showcased together for the first time at an exhibition at Perc Tucker Regional Gallery from tomorrow.

A Northern Survey explores themes to which North Queenslanders might respond, including some imaginative rendition of reef and rainforests.

Community and Cultural Development Committee Chair Councillor Colleen Doyle said the exhibition is special as it relates directly to North Queenslanders.

“Dunlop’s interest in both cultural and geographical aspects of this part of the work has drawn him back again and again - we are very excited to be hosting the beautiful work of Richard Dunlop”, Cr Doyle said.

“There’s also a small series of works that Richard has created for this exhibition that haven’t been exhibited before.

“The artist shares his love of the outdoors with his inclusions of gardens and parks with Townsville residents, showing that these outdoor spaces are not so much a right or entitlement, but a necessity.

“With the success of Festival 18 and the refurbishment on the Civic Theatre, events like this add to why we are the arts and cultural capital of Northern Australia.”

The Exhibition runs from tomorrow through to 9 September at Perc Tucker Regional Gallery, Cnr of Denham and Flinders St, Townsville.