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 Exhibition

Hannah Murray: Entropicana

Hannah-MURRAY_Floating-World-2020-Graphite-on-Arches-Aquarelle-watercolour-paper-66-x-55cmPerc Tucker Regional Gallery
Exhibition dates: 6 April - 13 June 2021

Perc Tucker Regional Gallery is proud to support the next generation of Townsville and North Queensland-based artists. Hannah Murray is fast growing a name for herself as one of North Queensland’s most beloved artists, and Entropicana is her first major solo exhibition. Murray’s Entropicana explores the duality of life in the tropics through lush illustration, and a playful postmodern approach to composition, juxtaposing seemingly unrelated imagery to create a series of beguiling montages. Most life on this planet lives— thrives— in the tropics, and so too does it inevitably die, fulfilling its function in a greater scheme, its nutrients and energy passing along the chain to sustain new life. With the natural world in tumult, and the increasingly unpredictability of life, is our own existence any different? Murray examines such questions in an artistic voice which alternates between the sobering and bleakly humorous; an accurate and symbolic reflection of life.

Exhibition Launch

6 - 8pm
Friday, 9 April 2021

Perc Tucker Regional Gallery

Image: Hannah Murray, Floating World, 2020, Graphite on Arches Aquarelle watercolour paper, 76 x 57cm. Courtesy of the artist

Carolyn Craig and Damian Dillon: (Dis)Location

Damian_Dillon_(Dis)integration-_2019Perc Tucker Regional Gallery
Exhibition dates: 16 April - 13 June 2021

Dis(Location) examines the intangibility of affect over Australia’s post-colonial landscape. In the visual arts, this is a context where landscape is considered as a set of inter-relations between body and space, inhabitation and other cultural metaphors. The landscape serves as a site of analysis in relation to the underlying violence of capital economies. This cultural matrix is disrupted through strategies of chemical dissolution (Dillon) and copy generated error codes (Craig). Both approaches dissolve the boundary between self and other, and subject and object, to provoke slippages into smooth space.  This space of osmotic fluidity allows the artists to transgress the everyday into an uncanny state of confusion – to implicate the viewer within the abject state of loss.

This exhibition brings a range of new and recent works by both artists, including printmaking and photography, performative, sculptural and installation elements to fuse a new whole between the artists and their various media. (Dis)Location is thought-provoking and visually disarming collection of works, and an experiment in collaboration between these two artists uniquely suited to the modular downstairs space of Perc Tucker Regional Gallery.

Exhibition Launch

6 - 8pm
Friday, 16 April 2021

Perc Tucker Regional Gallery

Image: Damian Dillon, (Dis)integration #5, 2019, unique C-Type print on Alupanel, 100 x 90 cm

Upcoming Exhibitions

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Recent Exhibitions

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
  

Artist Talk

 

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). Laser-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
 

Artist Talk


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
 

Artist Talk

 

Past Exhibitions - 2009-2021

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