Twelve Degrees of Latitude: Regional Gallery and University Art Collections in Queensland is the first major exhibition of works curated solely from Queensland's regional gallery and university collections. It represents a rare opportunity for visitors to view and engage with significant artworks as part of the celebrations for Queensland's 150th year.
Twelve Degrees of Latitude draws on the collections of twenty-seven regional galleries and universities. The exhibition focuses on why and how Queensland's regional collections began, their historical roles within their communities, the role of patronage and donor support in their growth and development, and the strength of the state-wide regional gallery culture. Twelve Degrees of Latitude represents a significant opportunity to focus on the vital contribution made by Queensland's regional and public galleries to the state's cultural landscape.
The exhibition illustrates the diversity, as well as significant linkages, of regional collections through the following themes or groupings:
Group 1: Pre-20th Century Art
Group 2: Landscape and Figures in Landscape
Group 3: Other 20th Century Art (1900-1990)
Group 4: Indigenous Art
Group 5: Art Post-1990
Twelve Degrees of Latitude: Regional Gallery and University Art Collections in Queensland is a Museum and Gallery Services Queensland travelling exhibition. M&GSQ acknowledges the assistance of the Queensland Government Exhibition Indemnification Scheme, administered by Arts Queensland. The regional tour of Twelve Degrees of Latitude is proudly supported by the Tim Fairfax Family Foundation, The John Villiers Trust, International Art Services and the Regional Galleries Association of Queensland and has received financial assistance from the Queensland Government through Arts Queensland. The exhibition has received development funding from the Queensland Government's Q150 Community Funding Program. Q150 gives Queenslanders the opportunity to celebrate and commemorate our state's 150th anniversary. Twelve Degrees of Latitude is supported by the Gordon Darling Foundation, Philip Bacon Galleries and the Visual Arts and Craft Strategy, an initiative of the Australian, state and territory governments.
Bettina Macaulay (Lead Curator)
Tony Albert, Davida Allen, Richard Bell, Gordon Bennett, John Coburn, Max Dupain, Fiona Foley, Rosalie Gascoigne, Craig Koomeeta, Alasdair Macintyre, Ron McBurnie, Tracey Moffatt, Rosella Namok, Sidney Nolan, Dennis Nona, Margaret Olley, Patricia Piccinini, Gwyn Hanssen Pigott, Ben Quilty, Scott Redford, Lloyd Rees, William Robinson, Arthur Streeton, Ken Thaiday Snr., Alick Tipoti, Judy Watson, Anne Zahalka, Michael Zavros.
Tour Dates 2009
Perc Tucker Regional Gallery 21 August - 4 October
QUT Art Museum 16 October - 20 December
Tour Dates 2010
Logan Art Gallery 5 January - 6 February
Gladstone Regional Art Gallery & Museum 5 March - 15 May
Artspace Mackay 28 May - 11 July
Toowoomba Regional Art Gallery 19 July - 5 September
Caloundra Regional Gallery 6 October - 7 November
University of Sunshine Coast Gallery 23 September - 6 November
Stanthorpe Regional Art Gallery 19 November - 21 January 2011
Warwick Art Gallery 19 November - 21 January 2011
Tour Dates 2011
Gold Coast City Art Gallery 12 February - 3 April
Cairns Regional Gallery 15 April - 12 June
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