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 150 people will be allowed inside the Gallery.

Current Exhibitions

67th Townsville Art Society Awards

Margaret Crawford, Banksia Life After Fire 2021, Ceramic, 16.5 x 17.5 cm diam, 23 x 11.5 cm diam, 21 x 12.5 cm diam. Major acquisitive prize winner of the 66th Townsville Art Awards 2021. City of Townsville Art Collection. Image courtesy of Townsville City Galleries. Accession number: 2022.0045.000

Perc Tucker Regional Gallery
Exhibition dates: 30 September - 23 October 2022

The Townsville Art Society Inc proudly presents the 67th Townsville Art Society Awards.

The Townsville Art Society has held an annual or biennial arts exhibition since its inception, and the Townsville Art Society Awards exhibition is now a major exhibition in the cultural life of the city.

Held in Perc Tucker Regional Gallery, it provides an opportunity for North Queensland artists, who are affiliated with an Art Society, to display their work in a major gallery and to compete for prizes.

Launch

6pm for 6:30pm start
Friday 30 September 2022

Perc Tucker Regional Gallery

Judges Talk

10:30am – 11:30am
Saturday 1 October 2022
Perc Tucker Regional Gallery

Image: Margaret Crawford, Banksia Life After Fire 2021, Ceramic, 16.5 x 17.5 cm diam, 23 x 11.5 cm diam, 21 x 12.5 cm diam. Major acquisitive prize winner of the 66th Townsville Art Awards 2021. City of Townsville Art Collection. Image courtesy of Townsville City Galleries. Accession number: 2022.0045.000

Townsville Art Society Inc.

Judge

Artist Donald James Waters at work. Image courtesy of The Courier Mail, Logan author explains mind in latest book Earth: the toughest bootcamp in the universe, March 28, 2017.

Donald James Waters is an established Australian artist with an illustrious career spanning over three decades. While best described as a contemporary artist, Donald’s artwork transcends many genres to create a truly unique yet ever evolving and eclectic style. Donald has relaxed the confines of his initial beginnings in botanical art now using stylised strokes, overemphasised characters and bold blocks of colour to shift his primary focus to that of a storyteller rather than a technically correct traditional artist.

Donald’s career has taken his art to every corner of the globe and his distinctive style has made its way into the catalogues of many private and corporate collectors alike, including that of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II’s art collection. More recently Donald has concentrated his efforts closer to home completing several commissioned government art projects and participating in community programs within Queensland. In 2016, Donald was awarded with an Order of Australia Medal (OAM) for services to the community and the Arts and has been previously recognised as Gold Coast Citizen of the Year.

Donald James Waters – Australian Contemporary Artist

Image: Artist Donald James Waters at work. Image courtesy of The Courier Mail, Logan author explains mind in latest book Earth: the toughest bootcamp in the universe, March 28, 2017.

Facing North: Cutler Footway

Cutler Footway, Delta after a Flood [detail], 2020-21, Acrylic on canvas, 150 x 150 cm. Image courtesy of the Artist.

Perc Tucker Regional Gallery
Exhibition dates: 16 September - 27 November 2022

Cutler Footway’s Facing North comprises of three bodies of work reframing the artist’s last two decades of practice into a compelling and cohesive whole. These series include a clutch of small, erotically charged images recording the painter’s attempt to resume the natural and psychological environs of his birthplace after an absence of many decades.

The second section of the show explores the gradual maturing of Footway’s picture-making. Despite once describing himself as "a Sunday painter who paints every day", a conspicuous authority in conception and handling is discernible in the landscapes, still life and figure subjects finessed by Footway in this period.

The concluding section of the exhibition introduces a miscellany of life drawings, all in the medium of oil crayon on paper. These transcriptions of models posed in Footway’s verandah studio attest to an ongoing campaign of graphic home-schooling. Enlisting sitters from his family and friends, and from Ayr’s backpacking community, his viewpoint is close-up and therefore fragmentary.

In showcasing the life and work of a late-blooming regional painter in Queensland, this exhibition contends that compelling art is not infallibly the product of Australia’s cities and urban centres. It can and does emerge remotely from them, and at no disadvantage either to itself or to that wider cosmopolitanism whose features it reflects - and interrogates - in its mirror of truth.

Curated by Gitte Weise.

Launch

6pm for 6:30pm start
Friday 16 September 2022

Perc Tucker Regional Gallery

Floor Talk

11am – 12pm
Saturday 17 September 2022
Perc Tucker Regional Gallery

Image: Cutler Footway, Delta after a Flood [detail], 2020-21, Acrylic on canvas, 150 x 150 cm. Image courtesy of the Artist.

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Recent Exhibitions

Councillor Anne Maree Greaney officially opened two exhibitions at Perc Tucker Regional Gallery, Disintegration: Metadrawing and Expanded Drawing & Risographomania. Gain an insight to these exhibitions with the an introduction by the Curators, Jonathan McBurnie (Disintegration & Risographomania) and Ashley Ronning (Risographomania).

Past Exhibitions - 2009-2021

Visit our past exhibitions here.