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.


Current Exhibitions

North Queensland Ceramic Awards 2020

Image: Simone FRASER Landscape Series (single) 2017 Clay and dry glazes 63 x 27 cm Major acquisitive prize winner of the City of Townsville Art Collection Award, 2018 Biennial North Queensland Ceramic Awards, Townsville. City of Townsville Art CollectionPerc Tucker Regional Gallery
Exhibition Dates:  Friday 31 July - Sunday 20 September, 2020

The biennial North Queensland Ceramic Awards has long aimed to increase public exposure to a high standard of pottery from around the nation. A showcase for both well-known and emerging artists, this competition displays the diversity of ceramic art currently being produced in Australia. The City of Townsville Art Collection Award of $10,000 continues to provide both opportunity for artists to become a part of one of the nation’s most significant ceramic collections, as well as ensuring the continued growth of this important subsection of the City of Townsville Art Collection.

To view the virtual tour of the exhibition, see the winning works, watch the Judge’s talk, read through the exhibition publication, or to view the price list, please visit  NQCA webpage.

Image: Simone Fraser, Landscape Series (single)  2017, clay and dry glazes, 63 x 27 cm
Major acquisitive prize winner of the City of Townsville Art Collection Award, 2018 biennial North Queensland Ceramic Awards, Townsville
City of Townsville Art Collection

Upcoming Exhibitions

Work is a Healer: Shireen Malamoo

Perc Tucker Regional Gallery
Exhibition dates: 25 September – 22 November 2020

Shireen Malamoo’s paintings are meditations on the artist’s upbringing in the strict, Pentecostal church system, and fuse the iconographies and narratives of Christianity and her own South Sea Islander and Aboriginal heritage. Drawing on these very distinctive cultural and spiritual backgrounds, it is no surprise that Malamoo’s works are complicated and beautiful meditations on her people’s past and future. The artist expresses her own difficulties in reconciling these parts of her life, as well as some of the more troubling aspects of only Australia’s colonial history, specifically the people of the South Sea Islands, whose story is such a seminal, heartbreaking and often overlooked part of North Queensland’s history. Malamoo’s paintings are vivid, beautiful and powerful, reflecting her own complex world.

65th Townsville Art Awards

Perc Tucker Regional Gallery
Exhibition dates: 25 September – 25 October 2020

The Townsville Art Society Inc proudly presents the 65th Townsville Art Awards. The annual Awards have been held since 1955, after a group of enthusiastic artists, the Townsville Art Group, initiated a successful exhibition called As We See It. The Townsville Art Group was the genesis of the Townsville Art Society which formed in 1962. The annual Townsville Art Awards exhibition has continued over the years with many notable artist judges providing their expertise.

50 Treasures: Celebrating 50 Years of James Cook University

Perc Tucker Regional Gallery
Exhibition dates: 30 October 2020 – 10 January 2021

Take this unique opportunity to explore the people, places, and events that have shaped North Queensland and the Tropics through a stunning selection of the most rare and precious artefacts, including original manuscripts and artworks, drawn from the JCU Library Special Collections. Journey through 150 years of history as you encounter explorers and creators of all kinds and gain insights into life - on the land, in our towns and on the Great Barrier Reef.


Past Exhibitions

Image: Jenny Rodgerson, Balancing in the big red coat, 2017, oil on linen, 180 x 150 cm. Winner of the acquisitive Percival Portrait Painting Prize 2018, Perc Tucker Regional Gallery, Townsville. City of Townsville Art Collection.

The Percivals

Perc Tucker Regional Gallery
Exhibition dates: Friday 22 May – Sunday 19 July 2020

View the The Percvials 2020 catalogue

Having begun in 2007, The Percivals is an open competition for artists. While showcasing the outstanding and innovative work currently being produced by Australian artists, the competition has also given many emerging artists an opportunity to engage with portraiture and share their expressions of themselves and those close to them. There are three entry categories for the Percivals which include:

  • Percival Portrait Painting Prize
  • Percival Photographic Portrait Prize
  • Percival Animal Portrait Prize

To view the virtual tour of the exhibition, see the winning works, watch the Judges’ and artists’ talks, read through the exhibition publication, or to view the price list, please visit  The Percivals webpage.

Image: Jenny Rodgerson, Balancing in the big red coat, 2017, oil on linen, 180 x 150 cm.
Winner of the acquisitive Percival Portrait Painting Prize 2018, Perc Tucker Regional Gallery, Townsville. City of Townsville Art Collection.