Reasonable & Necessary: prints and artist books by Artel Artists is an initiative of Museums & Galleries Queensland (M&G QLD), curated by Lynne Seear.
Artel, the creative studio of CPL – Choice, Passion, Life, located in Redcliffe, south-east Queensland, provides the necessary tools, space and instruction to supports its Artists to creatively express themselves as a dynamic artistic movement.
The exhibition title, Reasonable & Necessary, is taken from National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) criteria. With the uncertainty surrounding the NDIS, the Artel studio is not just reasonable and necessary, but essential, providing real career prospects for Artists.
Works in the exhibition captivate on many levels – they have been grouped by the exhibition Curator, Lynne Seear, into eight themes: Places, People, Family, Voices, Sailing, Driving, Mark Making and Artist Books.
The Artel Artists' works are described by Lynne as "refreshingly unpretentious and exceedingly skilled, using visual languages that are contemporary, distinctive and undeniably their own".
Reasonable & Necessary: prints and artist books by Artel Artists is an initiative of Museums & Galleries Queensland in partnership with CPL and curated by Lynne Seear. This project has been supported by the Queensland Government through Arts Queensland; the Visual Arts and Craft Strategy, an initiative of the Australian, State and Territory governments; and the Australian Government through the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body. The project is proudly sponsored by Hutchinson Builders and Moreton Bay Regional Council.
Tour Dates 2018
Redcliffe Art Gallery, QLD: 6 December 2018 – 25 January 2019
Tour Dates 2019
Dr David Harvey Sutton Gallery, Cloncurry, QLD: The opening of this exhibition has been delayed due to flooding in the area. The exhibition will travel to Cloncurry as soon as there is safe road access.
Coalface Art Gallery, Moranbah, QLD: 1 May – 30 June 2019
Tanks Arts Centre, Cairns, QLD: 26 July – 18 August 2019
Artspace Mackay, QLD: 18 October 2019 – 19 January 2020
Tour Dates 2020
Emerald Art Gallery, QLD: 1 February – 22 March 2020
Mundubbera Regional Art Gallery, QLD: 1 May – 30 June 2020
Lady Cilento Children’s Hospital, Brisbane, QLD: 10 July – 30 August 2020
Redland Art Gallery, Capalaba, QLD: 5 September –13 October 2020
Warwick Art Gallery, QLD: 29 October 2020 – 3 January 2021
Tour Dates 2021
Lockyer Valley Art Gallery, Gatton, QLD: 29 January – 28 March 2021
Banner image: Artel Printmaking Tools. Photograph: Vanessa Xerri.