Woolloongabba Art Gallery

613 Stanley St, Woolloongabba Qld 4102
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Now showing
Gallery 1,3,4,5

Ian Smith, Public sculpture 1 2017, Coloured pencil, watercolour & collage, 52 × 74 cm


Fig Trees, Figures & Other Public Sculpture

In 2020, as I tiptoed through the ‘minefieldʼ of social sensitivities to find ways of painting my multicultural community in Logan, I wrote the following in the exhibition catalogue for my show, “The Beenleigh Lineˮ, at Logan Art Gallery : “I come to these works after 50 years of artistic experiment with all sorts of subjects and styles ... I have painted clothed or naked men and women of all skin colours in all sorts of situations; also babies, kids and older aged people. I believe I do so with integrity and defy anyone to suggest demeaning prejudice or ill-directed lasciviousness. The case for any artwork, film, book, etc should be made with respect to its authorʼs background nature – not attacked or defended through a stack of bad or cliched precedents and stereotypical assumptions ... Rather than meticulously illustrating, I try to construct enduring, symbolic images of human existence. I bend my vision to my pictorial will. - Ian Smith (catalogue extract)

Exhibition dates
2 July - 3 August 2024

Catalogue (PDF)

Online Exhibition


Complementing our range of professional services to artists, we also offer access to a friendly and convenient studio space.

WAG Studios is a flexible solution for creatives looking for professional work space to focus, produce and learn.

1 space available.

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Have you wondered how to draw the human body?

Life drawing classes with Maureen Hansen.

Over 25 years of life drawing experience.

Dates for session #11 announced.

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