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Twelve Degrees of Latitude

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)
Brett Adlington


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

Outback Regional Gallery, Winton 26 June - 10 August

TYTO Art Gallery, Ingham 30 June - 23 July

Bundaberg Regional Art Gallery 24 August - 8 October

Hervey Bay Regional Gallery 26 August - 8 October

Redcliffe City Art Gallery 23 October - 27 November

Redland Art Gallery 23 October - 27 November

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