Eye-catching exhibition to take over Perc Tucker Regional Gallery

Date published: 19 July 2022

Construction workers have taken over Perc Tucker Regional Gallery with Pat Hoffie’s Hi-Vis exhibition shining a light on the role of personal protective equipment in the Australian workplace.

The exhibition was inspired following the artist’s trip through Townsville, northern New South Wales, Tasmania and the Flinders Ranges seeing the changing faces of those wearing high visibility uniforms, including women, First Nations Australians and immigrants.

Community and Cultural Development Committee chairperson Ann-Maree Greaney said the exhibition was thought-provoking.

“At first glance this exhibition seems almost whimsical, but the artist’s statement provokes a deeper commentary about the conditions that many workers have faced in Australia during the last 30 years,” Cr Greaney said.

“This is certainly an exhibition that you’ll want to take a friend along to, as it will definitely inspire some interesting conversations about what each artwork means. As always, entry to Perc Tucker Regional Gallery is free.”

Hi-Vis runs from this Friday to Sunday, September 11 at Perc Tucker Regional Gallery.

For more information, visit What’s on Townsville.