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Redland Art Gallery
Redland Art Gallery’s 15th Birthday Celebrations
In 2018 Redland Art Gallery (RAG) celebrated its 15th Birthday through year-long programs and events across the Redlands Coast.
Celebrations focused around sharing a love of the visual arts and expanding opportunities for local artists, with over 90 exhibitions, events and workshops on offer for the community and visitors to be involved in, and the launch of the RAG Red Box Pop-Up Gallery.
Programs and projects specifically developed included RAG volunteers sharing their love of the Redlands in the exhibition, Project Tote. Photographs of the volunteers’ special places in the Redlands were printed onto reusable tote bags that were displayed ‘en masse’. It aimed to encourage viewers to consider using tote bags instead of plastic to help reduce rubbish and maintain the beautiful local environment.
Other exhibitions included The Search for Warrajamba by Quandamooka artist Delvene Cockatoo-Collins, also providing an opportunity to celebrate her achievement in designing the artwork for the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games medals. #luvRedlands, a major RAG Collection exhibition curated by Director Emma Bain, drew inspiration from more than 4,800 residents and visitors who shared what they feel is unique to the Redlands.
Banner image: 2019 GAMAA trophies created by Queensland artist Lucy Quinn. Photo: Andrea Higgins, courtesy of M&G QLD.