Exhibitions

  • Pinnacles is open to the public without needing a booking.
  • A maximum of 90 people will be allowed inside the Gallery.

2023/24 Exhibitions Calendar

Current Exhibitions

Tate Adams: In Black & White

Exhibition Dates: 4 May - 7 July 2024
Pinnacles GalleryTate Adams, Maura 2010, etching, gouache resist sugarlift and aquatint, 70 x 48 cm (sheet), Edition 6/50. Gift of the artist, 2010. City of Townsville Art Collection. Accession number: 2010.87

Tate Adams’ (1922–2018) artistic career began and ended as a painter. Only a few of his early paintings survive. Connemara Girl was the only painting he kept. The work is typical of the small-scale figurative paintings he produced in Ireland before immigrating to Australia, and speaks of his reverence for Ireland. Adams would live into his nineties, a life of continuous artistic exploration. Largely thought of as a printmaker, Adams taught the first diploma of printmaking in Australia at RMIT. His colleagues and students number among the well-known in Australian art.

Adjusting to the onset of macular degeneration in the latter half of his life, and when living almost reclusively in Townsville, Adams synthesised his artistic knowledge to create large-scale gouaches. In Black & White is a celebration of these large-scale black gouache paintings and the prints that derived from them. Produced towards the end of his life, they express Adams’ delight in exploring his Irish and broader artistic heritage and incorporating his Australian environment.

Exhibition Launch & Floor Talk

Saturday 4 May 2024
11am – 1pm
Pinnacles Gallery
Free, no bookings required

Image: Tate Adams, Maura 2010, etching, gouache resist sugarlift and aquatint, 70 x 48 cm (sheet), Edition 6/50. Gift of the artist, 2010. City of Townsville Art Collection. Accession number: 2010.87

Past Exhibitions

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