Sarah Wyatt, ‘Plane trip to Tasmania’ (detail), 2016. Reduction relief print, 290 x 515 mm. Photo: Vanessa Xerri, courtesy of the artist and Children’s Health Queensland.

Reasonable & Necessary: prints and artist books by Artel Artists

Artel, the creative studio of CPL – Choice, Passion, Life, located in Redcliffe, south-east Queensland, provided the necessary tools, space and instruction to support its Artists to creatively express themselves as a dynamic artistic movement.

About the exhibition

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 reasonableand 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”.


Anne Higginson, Beverley Stack, Bevon Diver, Cara Dunstan, Christine Baillie, Christine Tweedale, Christopher Paul, Christopher Pitot, Daniel Swart, Elizabeth Saunders, Genice Wolski, Jacob Bradshaw, James Clark, Jeff Parkinson, Jenny Duperouzal, Jonathon Baldwin, Justin Lavender, Kim Marshall, Kristi Cochrane, Liam McMahon, Michael Doust, Nathan Langdown, Peter Phillips, Reece Locker, Richard Uil, Robert Gallagher, Robert Oakman, Sara Wyatt, Scott Stanton, Tonia Hoffman, Vanessa Spagna, William Hunt

Tour dates

7 December 201825 January 2019
26 July18 August 2019
18 October 201919 January 2020
10 February22 March 2020
21 June21 August 2020
5 September13 October 2020
10 December 202016 January 2021
29 January28 March 2021
14 October 20226 November 2022


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Reasonable & Necessary: prints and artist books by Artel Artists was an initiative of Museums & Galleries Queensland in partnership with CPL and curated by Lynne Seear. This project was 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 was proudly sponsored by Hutchinson Builders and Moreton Bay Regional Council. 


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An artwork by Elisa Jane Carmichael and Sonja Carmichael consisting of ghost net, fibres and fish scales
Elisa Jane Carmichael and Sonja Carmichael, ‘Circle of Life and Light’ (detail), 2019. Ghost net, wire, nylon fishing net, synthetic fibres and fish scales. Dimensions variable. Photo: Carl Warner.
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