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Monday 15 July 2024

Concurrent Visions

10 March 2023 - 16 April 2023

Concurrent Visions

Anneke Silver

Anneke Silver, Floating, 2022, Acrylic on canvas, 23.5 x 30.5cm. Photograph: Amanda Galea. 

This exhibition presents North Queensland as a dichotomous place for its residents, who spend time in both the unspoilt landscapes and nearby in the contrasting urban cityscapes. The artist reflects upon how each elicits a different, yet often complementary, stylistic response.

Read Anneke's exhibition catalogue here and her invitation here.

Dr. Anneke Silver was born in the Netherlands and has been based in Townsville since 1961. She loves the tropical North as a place to live, and the diversities of subject matter to be explored, from aerial interpretations of landscape to rainforests, the vast expanses of the outback as well as the typical architecture. Most of her life has been divided between art practice and art teaching, enjoying the interaction between the two. As an artist she exhibits regularly with around 40 solo exhibitions to her name and participation in countless curated group shows. Craftsman House published a book on her work. She writes reviews and essays for various art publications. She taught from 1976-2006, at the CAE, TAFE and was Associate Professor and program leader of Visual Arts at James Cook university, as well as countless workshops with Flying Arts. She also spent a considerable amount of time exploring the North Queensland coast with her husband and two young sons on the yacht they built themselves. Anneke has painted for as long as she can remember, but received formal art training in Amsterdam, Brisbane and gained her PhD in Creative Arts at James Cook University in North Queensland. Her work is widely represented; in the National Gallery, Artbank, State and Regional Galleries as well as corporate and private collections in Australia and abroad.

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Umbrella Studio Contemporary Arts respectfully acknowledges the Wulgurukaba of Gurambilbarra and Yunbenun and the surrounding groups of our region - Bindal, Gugu Badhan, Nywaigi, Warrgamay, Bandjin and Gudjal - as the Traditional Custodians of the land on which we gather, share and celebrate local creative practice. We pay our respects to Elders past, present and emerging. We acknowledge Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders as the first people of Australia. They have never ceded sovereignty and remain strong in their enduring connection to land and Culture.

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Umbrella is supported by the Queensland Government through Arts Queensland, part of the Department of Communities, Housing and Digital Economy, and by the Visual Arts and Craft Strategy, an initiative of the Australian, state and territory governments. | Umbrella is supported by the Tim Fairfax Family Foundation and receives funding from Creative Australia through the Australian Cultural Fund. | Townsville City Council is a funding partner of Umbrella's program.