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

Julie Fragar: Biograph

Image: Julie Fragar, The Single Bed 2017, Oil on board, 135 x 100 cm. Collection of Griffith University Art Museum. Purchased 2017. Photography: Carl Warner.

Perc Tucker Regional Gallery
Exhibition dates: 2 December 2022 - 12 February 2023

Julie Fragar makes paintings about the stories we tell, simultaneously chronicling and critically analysing her chosen subjects. Bringing a unique level of psychological enquiry to the activity of painting, Fragar’s practice brings into focus the slippery relationship between reality and fiction. Through her unique language and remarkable aptitude as a painter, Fragar blends intense studies of social politics with biographical detail and personal speculation into vivid figurative and textual imagery. Often superimposing fragments from disparate sources, Fragar’s is a careful process of selection, editing and obfuscation that interprets the glut and vastness of post-internet connection through her own experiences, memories and associations.

Biograph is the first career survey of Fragar’s work. Mapping more than twenty years of practice, the exhibition assembles key works made between 1998 and 2021, including some previously unexhibited. The survey is arranged according to key ongoing themes for the artist, including biography, memory, identity and narrative. This major retrospective of Fragar’s distinctive style will tour between galleries in Queensland from February 2023 to December 2024, commencing at Perc Tucker Regional Gallery before travelling to University of the Sunshine Coast Art Gallery, Tweed Regional Gallery, and Rockhampton Museum of Art.

Image: Julie Fragar, The Single Bed 2017, Oil on board, 135 x 100 cm. Collection of Griffith University Art Museum. Purchased 2017.
Photography: Carl Warner.

Touring Dates and Venues

Julie Fragar: Biograph is a traveling exhibition produced by Townsville City Galleries and exhibited at:

University of the Sunshine Coast Art Gallery
1 March – 28 May 2023

Tweed Regional Gallery
9 June – 27 August 2023

Rockhampton Museum of Art
8 December 2023 – 3 March 2024

Julie Fragar: Biograph Education Kit

Townsville City Galleries have created an Education Kit in conjunction with the Julie Fragar exhibition Biograph.

This Education Kit is intended to aid Gallery patrons, teachers, and students in their interpretation of the touring exhibition Biograph by Julie Fragar. It can be used as a means of encouraging individual and group responses to the art on display. Included are discussion points, engaging activities and ideas for further research. It can be used to prepare for your gallery visit, during your gallery visit, or after your gallery visit at home or in the classroom.

Collect a free hard copy from Perc Tucker Regional Gallery, or download a digital copy:

City of Townsville Art Collection: Recent Acquisitions

Image: Ann Thomson, Water transit [detail], 2016, Synthetic polymer paint on canvas, 122.5 x 153 cm. Donated through the Cultural Gift Program by Ann Thomson, 2021. City of Townsville Art Collection. Accession number: 2021.0023.000. Image courtesy of the artist and Townsville City Galleries.

Perc Tucker Regional Gallery
Exhibition dates: 2 December 2022 - 5 March 2023

Showcasing a selection of artworks recently acquired for inclusion in the City of Townsville Art Collection, this exhibition includes purchases, gifts, and Cultural Gift Donations of significance in line with the collection priority areas of the City of Townsville Art Collection Policy, including Australian Art/Art of North Queensland, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art, Modern and Contemporary Art, and Australian Colonial and Historical Art.

The City of Townsville Art Collection is at the heart of Council’s efforts to engage, educate and enrich the diverse populations drawn to the Townsville region.

Image: Ann Thomson, Water transit [detail], 2016, Synthetic polymer paint on canvas, 122.5 x 153 cm. Donated through the Cultural Gift Program by Ann Thomson, 2021. City of Townsville Art Collection. Accession number: 2021.0023.000. Image courtesy of the artist and Townsville City Galleries.

Launch

6 – 8pm
Friday 2 December 2022

Perc Tucker Regional Gallery

Artist Talk

Townsville City Galleries is pleased to present an Artist Talk in conjunction with the City of Townsville Art Collection: Recent Acquisitions exhibition.

Hear from some of our local exhibiting artists in this speed dating style artist talk.

Saturday 28 January 2023
10.30am – 12noon

Perc Tucker Regional Gallery

This talk is free, but bookings are essential as spaces are limited.

Further Artist and Donor Information

Comments Book

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Recent Exhibitions

Past Exhibitions - 2009-2021

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