POP Gallery to open at Woolloongabba

Julia Mead's 'Living With Each Other' digital pigment print which will be on show in "Cast By The Sun' - POP Gallery's opening exhibition

The latest addition to the Woolloongabba precinct will open thisThursday 30 July, to showcase emerging and established artists in a new contemporary arts space.

Nestled in between The Baker’s Arms and The Crosstown Eating House within the shopping and dining precinct on Logan Road, the new POP Gallery will feature up to 20 diverse exhibitions each year.

An initiative of the Queensland College of Art, POP will house the works of visiting international and national artists, local staff and students, and according to Galleries Coordinator Cassandra Lehman-Schultz, is the ideal venue to add the cultural mix of the well-loved precinct.

“POP represents a landmark for us and will be the perfect venue for the public to view the latest in contemporary visual arts in Brisbane,” she says.

“There are few places where you can sit back unhurried and enjoy a coffee while also being in touch with the local arts scene.

“Visitors will not only see the top echelons of artists from one of the country’s oldest art institutions, but will be encouraged to speak with the artists, to hear their experiences and learn of their inspiration.”

The opening exhibition, Cast By The Sun, is a joint exhibition between the QCA and Tyler School of Art in Philadelphia, featuring the work of 32 photographers, such as Marian Drew, Angela Blakely, Renata Buziak, Jay Younger, Amy Carkeek and Shehab Uddin — whose work was recently featured in the New York Times Lens blog.

Marian Drew, Moon Drawing, Lake McKenzie, Fraser Island 2007  giclee print on cotton paper, 90cm x 152 cm
Marian Drew, Moon Drawing, Lake McKenzie, Fraser Island 2007
(giclee print on cotton paper, 90cm x 152 cm) is set to appear in the ‘Cast By The Sun’ exhibition

Investigating the role that place plays in artistic practice, the exhibition aims to explore whether place is somehow more evident in photographic form.

POP will be open from 10am — 4pm every day, except Thursday which opens 12noon — 8pm. Entry is free and open to all ages.


OFFICIAL OPENING: 6.00pm, Thursday 30 July

Cast By The Sun
Thursday 30 July — Saturday 22 August, 2015
POP Gallery
27 Logan Road Woolloongabba

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