Exhibitions

Perc Tucker Regional Gallery has two floors which contain two main exhibition spaces and five Community Access Spaces. On display are works by North Queensland artists, national touring exhibitions and international touring exhibitions.

  • Perc Tucker is open to the public without needing a booking.
  • A maximum of 100 people will be allowed inside the Gallery.

Current Exhibitions

Roland Nancarrow / Maldives Artwork

Roland Nancarrow, Niyama Sand Garden Series 1 [detail], 2017 Watercolour on paper, 29.7 x 42 cmPerc Tucker Regional Gallery
Exhibition dates: 22 January – 28 March 2021

Maldives Artworks, a striking new exhibition by North Queensland artist, Roland Nancarrow, is touring Australia, and will soon be shown at Perc Tucker Regional Gallery, kicking off a year-long North Queensland showcase of our region’s artist, celebrating the gallery’s fortieth year. The exhibition features a vibrant selection of watercolour works on paper, acrylics on canvas and hand painted sculptural wall works inspired by recent trips to the Maldives.

Image: Roland Nancarrow, Niyama Sand Garden Series 1 [detail], 2017 Watercolour on paper, 29.7 x 42 cm
 

Lauren Carter: Yonder

Lauren_Carter_Closer-_Further_2020Perc Tucker Regional Gallery
Exhibition dates: 12 February - 11 April 2021

Yonder is the first major solo exhibition of North Queensland-based artist Lauren Jaye Carter, and brings together new interdisciplinary works on paper which incorporate drawing, painting, collage and printmaking. Carter’s studio approach is considered and nuanced, incorporating the artist’s subtle sense of colour, which shifts the mood of the works from the sun-bleached climes of so many Australian artists, toward somewhere more liminal, a twilight world.

Exhibition Launch

4 - 6pm
Friday, 12 February 2021

Perc Tucker Regional Gallery

Image: Lauren Jaye Carter, Closer / Further, 2020
Relief print collage; Kozo natural, BFK Grey, Kitakata Warm
 

Katya Venter: Curiouser and Curiouser

Katya_Venter_Insight-installation-component_2020Perc Tucker Regional Gallery
Exhibition dates: 12 February - 11 April 2021

‘Curiouser and Curiouser is a sublime world of perfection mixed with the grotesque. Immersive in scale, it is an abject yet beautiful playground of hybridised baby-animals. The artist, Katya Venter, invites us to be Alice in Wonderland inside a large scale Wunderkammer (cabinet of curiosities). Lasor-cut silhouettes cast neon light on the artists’ “babies”, rendered in ink and bleach.  The perfection of the machine cut refracts on of the human hand’s splatters of ink and acid.  It conjures a new kind of steampunk futurism with a twist of neo-noir.

-Selection written by Kate O’Hara, from her exhibition essay.

Exhibition Launch

4 - 6pm
Friday, 12 February 2021

Perc Tucker Regional Gallery

Image: Katya Venter, Insight installation component, 2020
Ink on paper and Perspex

Sylvia Ditchburn: Mapping Loam Island on the Ross

Sylvia Ditchburn, Mapping Loam Island on the Ross No. 7, 2020 Acrylic on canvasPerc Tucker Regional Gallery
Exhibition dates: 12 February - 11 April 2021

‘The deep north has proven a lure for Australian artists, including Sylvia Ditchburn who arrived in North Queensland from Toowoomba in 1967 and has spent decades since walking in, knowing, painting and evoking in form and exotic colour a landscape that she has found entrancing. Mapping Loam Island on the Ross is constructed like a portrait in homage to this special place, a pocket of wildness on the banks of the Ross River, yet located only 27 minutes’ drive to the Perc Tucker Regional Gallery in Townsville’s CBD. In her capture of this place, she takes us into its smallness which expands into a sense of the holistic connectedness of the natural world.’

-Selection written Louise Martin-Chew, from her exhibition essay.

Exhibition Launch

4 - 6pm
Friday, 12 February 2021

Perc Tucker Regional Gallery

Image: Sylvia Ditchburn, Mapping Loam Island on the Ross No. 7, 2020
Acrylic on canvas

Upcoming Exhibitions

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Recent Exhibitions

Andrea Huelin: Men and Cones

Perc Tucker Regional Gallery
Exhibition dates: 27 November 2020 – 7 February 2021

High-vis, yet invisible, they are among us. Where there’s traffic to be managed, or roads to be worked, you will find them. Men and Cones turns the generator-powered spotlight onto the reflective workwear of our suburban heroes, as they go through their well-practiced motions of daily toil. This exhibition marks a shift in scale and focus from Huelin’s usually-intimate still life works, rendering workers – and their cones – monumental in their everyday lives.

Image: Andrea Huelin, Man with Canvas 2020, gouache on paper, 35 x 28 cm
Image: Andrea Huelin, Man with Canvas 2020, gouache on paper, 35 x 28 cm

Artist Talk

 

Leonie Wood: Life Lines

Perc Tucker Regional Gallery
Exhibition dates: 27 November 2020 – 7 February 2021

Life Lines draws heavily on Mackay-based artist Leonie Wood’s relationship with the curvilinear line of the female form, showcasing works that skilfully weave the contrasting strength and softness of the feminine spirit. Wood’s life drawings in ink, pen, charcoal, and graphite, and her hand-drawn imagery on ceramics, produced in collaboration with her late husband and renowned ceramicist Rick Wood, perfectly illustrate her ability to harness this dynamic force.

Image: Leonie Wood, Repose 2020, artist pen on paper, framed, 50 x 41 cm
Image: Leonie Wood, Repose 2020, artist pen on paper, framed, 50 x 41 cm

Artist Talk

 

Regi Cherini: All the Single Ladies

Perc Tucker Regional Gallery
Exhibition dates: 27 November 2020 – 7 February 2021

Regi Cherini’s work is a playful meditation on contemporary womanhood. An acknowledgement and companionable shout-out to the single ladies, with each embroidery depicting, through still life arrangements, an aspect of single life. These vary from the public (shopping list items and handbag contents from a night on the town) to the private (the plans for a Saturday night at home, in the form of tea, Tim Tams and television). The deliberate emphasis and meticulous depiction of each object offering a relatable commentary, at times humorous, sincere, personal and  unapologetic; contemporary life in miniature.

Image: Regi Cherini, Saturday Night In 2019, embroidery floss on cotton, 38 x 27.5 cm
Image: Regi Cherini, Saturday Night In 2019, embroidery floss on cotton, 38 x 27.5 cm
 

Past Exhibitions

Visit our past past exhibitions page here. to view our exhibitions from 2009 - 2020.