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

Robert Preston: Inner Visions: Observation, Abstraction and Imagination, 1955 - 2021

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Exhibition dates: 18 June - 22 August 2021

Inner Visions: Observation, Abstraction and Imagination, 1955 – 2021 is the first career-spanning retrospective of Townsville-based artist, Robert Preston, and the largest and most comprehensive selection of his work to date. The exhibition covers some sixty-six years of artistic practice, and includes key works from every period of Preston’s vast oeuvre, including never-before exhibited student works, studies, commissions and commercial pieces, and the career-defining Communion to the Trees in its entirety, exhibited for the first time in two decades.

This expansive exhibition is drawn from collections public and private, and features many works, journals and ephemera drawn from the artist’s own archives, offering new insights into one of North Queensland’s most beloved and influential artists.

Curated by Jonathan McBurnie.

Exhibition Launch

6 - 8pm
Friday, 18 June 2021

Perc Tucker Regional Gallery

Image: Robert Preston, Morning Raga on Contemplating Pataya, 1978, gouache on Arches dessin paper, 36 x 33cm. Collection of City of Townsville.
Robert Preston: Artist Talk – Materials and Techniques

Robert Preston’s art studio with artwork Voices from a Distant Shore, 2020 - 21 Tempera gouache, dry-ground pigment, and gold leaf, 34 x 56.5 cmSaturday 31 July
11am - 12noon
Perc Tucker Regional Gallery

Join us for an insightful morning at the Gallery with North Queensland artist Robert Preston. In this second artist talk, listen in as Robert gives us an insight into the materials and techniques he uses in his artworks.

See Robert’s exhibition Inner Visions: Observation, Abstraction and Imagination, 1955 - 2021 on show at Perc Tucker Regional Gallery 18 June – 22 August 2021. This vibrant display includes key works from every period of Preston’s vast oeuvre, including never-before exhibited student works, studies, commissions and commercial pieces, and the career-defining Communion to the Trees in its entirety, exhibited for the first time in two decades.

Please note COVID safe implementations are in place including capacity restrictions. Attendance will be on a first come, first serve basis.

Image: Robert Preston’s art studio with artwork Voices from a Distant Shore, 2020 - 21
Tempera gouache, dry-ground pigment, and gold leaf, 34 x 56.5 cm

Upcoming Exhibitions

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Recent Exhibitions

Hannah Murray: Entropicana

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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

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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

Past Exhibitions - 2009-2021

Visit our past exhibitions here.