Now That We're Here: 10 Years of Contemporary Painting

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Available from July 2022

Now That We’re Here: 10 Years of Contemporary Painting, is an exciting showcase which captures the evolution and critical agency of painting in Australia over the past decade. 

This exhibition brings together a selection of artists exhibited in Rockhampton Art Gallery’s biennial painting prize, The Gold Award from 2012 to 2022, with the opening date of the tour serving as the 10-year anniversary of the award. The artists showcased in this exhibition represent a wide variety of styles and influences, with commonality found in the wealth of opportunity presented by paint. Many of the artists exhibited in Now That We’re Here use painting as a platform from which current themes, genres and concerns emerge and collide, in particular highlighting a nuanced connection to place, status and social history. The artworks speak collectively to diverse conceptual and stylistic approaches across a generation of Australian artists, and presents a well-rounded view of the connections and debates surrounding current Australian painting practice.

The exhibition includes up to 23 paintings and 1 moving image, with the option to alter the size of the exhibition depending on host venue facilities. 

Our travelling exhibition resources includes:

  • 1 x didactic wall text as digital file
  • 24 x artwork labels as digital files
  • 1 x artwork vinyl as digital file 
  • Complete package with signage
  • Installation manual and condition report
  • Education Kit
  • Marketing Kit
  • Public programs suggestions


For more information please contact Rockhampton Art Gallery's Curatorial Assistant, Madeline Brewer at 07 4936 8178 or 

Touring Prospectus: Now That We're Here: 10 Years of Contemporary Painting(PDF, 4MB)