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 Exhibition

Fresh Material: New Australian Textile Art

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Exhibition dates: 10 December 2021 - 6 February 2022

Textile-based art has been enjoying a renaissance after decades of being derided, ignored or ghettoised for being ‘craft’ or ‘Women’s work’, both terms of which are dismissive artworld shorthand for ‘not art’. Contemporary artists have been reinstating the importance of textiles by way of incredible force and ingenuity, and perhaps most importantly, an intelligent and methodical dismantling of established art world ‘rules’, as clung to by the boy’s club of 20th century painting. Thus textile-based art becomes a powerful and accessible agent in the examination of identity, society and politics. Textiles have grown to command a significant following, offering its own complex and distinctive lexicon, as capable of expression, nuance and polemic as any other media. This exhibition begins by taking textiles’ artistic legitimacy for granted, a point proven many times over throughout its long history, bringing together some of the best and brightest artists working in Australia today.

Featuring the work of Julie Bradley, Regi Cherini, Leah Emery, Marion Gaemers & Lynnette Griffiths, Emma Gardner, Hannah Gartside, Julia Gutman, Vivien Haley, Michelle Hamer, Talitha Kennedy, Sheree Kinlyside, Nicole O’Loughlin, Susan Peters Nampitjin, Ema Shin, Hiromi Tango, Sonia Ward, Jenny Watson, Paul Yore, Troy-Anthony Baylis and India Collins.

Curated by Jonathan McBurnie.

Exhibition Launch

6 - 8pm
Friday, 17 December 2021

Perc Tucker Regional Gallery

Image: Jenny Watson, Sunshine of your love, 2020, Acrylic on French cotton and tapestry template, 140 x 137 cm; 39 x 31 cm. Courtesy of Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery.

Online Publication

Featuring the work of Julie Bradley, Regi Cherini, Leah Emery, Marion Gaemers & Lynnette Griffiths, Emma Gardner, Hannah Gartside, Julia Gutman, Vivien Haley, Michelle Hamer, Talitha Kennedy, Sheree Kinlyside, Nicole O’Loughlin, Susan Peters Nampitjin, Ema Shin, Hiromi Tango, Sonia Ward, Jenny Watson, Paul Yore, Troy-Anthony Baylis and India Collins.

The publication offers a wonderful insight into the exhibition.

66th Townsville Art Society Awards

Carole Howlett, Saunders Swagger [detail], 2020, Oil on canvas, 52 x 62 cm Winner of the Townsville City Council Acquisitive Award, 65th Townsville Art Awards 2020, Perc Tucker Regional Gallery, Townsville. City of Townsville Art Collection. Photo: Townsville City Galleries.Perc Tucker Regional Gallery
Exhibition dates: 10 December 2021 - 13 February 2022

The Townsville Art Society Inc proudly presents the 66th Townsville Art Society 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 Society Awards exhibition has continued over the years with many notable artist judges providing their expertise.

Launch details

6 - 8pm
Friday, 10 December 2021

Perc Tucker Regional Gallery

Image: Carole Howlett, Saunders Swagger [detail], 2020, Oil on canvas, 52 x 62 cm
Winner of the Townsville City Council Acquisitive Award, 65th Townsville Art Awards 2020, Perc Tucker Regional Gallery, Townsville. 
City of Townsville Art Collection.  Photo: Townsville City Galleries.

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