Exhibition shows alternative side to Rockhampton Art Gallery’s collect

Published on 26 June 2018

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Exhibition shows alternative side to Rockhampton Art Gallery’s collection

A new exhibition at Rockhampton Art Gallery will vividly bring to life a selection of compelling works from the  Gallery’s new media collection.

Moving Around: moving images from Rockhampton Art Gallery Collection  highlights the Gallery’s growing moving image collection  and captures both contemporary art and its practitioner’s response to this ever developing digital medium.

While Rockhampton Art Gallery is widely renowned and highly regarded for its collection of paintings, Moving Around: moving images from Rockhampton Art Gallery Collection, seeks to showcase the collection’s broader diversity.

Rockhampton Art Gallery first expanded the collection to introduce video art in 2004 with the work titled Inertia 1998 by Iwasaki Masashi.

Chair of Rockhampton Regional Council’s  Community Services Committee, Cr Rose Swadling said that the  exhibition shows an alternative side to Rockhampton Art Gallery

“Over the past 50 years we have become familiar with some of the 2,000+ artworks in the Rockhampton Art Gallery collection, and more often than not, our familiarity is to the Modernist painting collection. Moving Around brings to light an alternative side to Rockhampton Art Gallery, she said.

Moving Around shows the diversity of Rockhampton Art Gallery collection. For the first time Rockhampton Art Gallery bring together the moving image works held in the permanent collection, presenting a snap shot of the growth and development of moving image in the last 15 years.,” she said.

“Exhibitions like Moving Around: Moving images from Rockhampton Art Gallery Collection show the diversity of contemporary artist, and the Rockhampton Art Gallery collection holdings.” she said.

Artists on exhibition include Daniel McKewen with the work tilted Running men 2008 - 2014 acquired in 2015 and Iwaski Masashi with the work Inertia 1998 acquired in 2004. The moving image collection continues to grow with a number of recent acquisition from 2018 being shown for the first time at Rockhampton Art Gallery.

Rockhampton Art Gallery is owned and operated by Rockhampton Regional Council.

Moving Around: Moving images from Rockhampton Art Gallery Collection will be on display at Rockhampton Art Gallery from 23 June 2018 – 19 August 2018