613 Stanley St, Woolloongabba Qld 4102
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open hours:
Tuesday - Friday 10am-5pm
Saturday 10am-3pm
Other times by appointment

Main Gallery

(now showing)

Warren Palmer, Second Trimester, Ceramic and mixed media, 116 x 34 x 34 cm


Kitschy Kitschy Koo

From 1971–1994, Warren Palmer was a lecturer at Kelvin Grove Teacher's Training College (now QUT) in the disciplines of ceramics, painting and life drawing. Defying classification, this survey exhibition features 4 decades of his unique sculptures.

“Palmer is a multi-faceted artist, but at least at one level he is a surrealist. He works with juxtaposition and decontextualisation. Of course I must mention that he also is a very fine and often very witty draftsman but this exhibition is of his sculpture. His sculptures are collages. The ceramics – my first link with him – is still there in places, along with commercial glassware, toys, discarded items from everyday use, assembled and decorated with maybe glaze, maybe paint, even occasionally printing techniques, and not infrequently drawing.” - Glen O’Malley

Opening event (RSVP)
Saturday afternoon @ 3pm, 6 March 2021

Exhibition dates

6 March – 17 April 2021

2015 Online Exhibition


contemporary lease space

Bar Gallery

(coming soon)



Fiddle Sticks

Opening event (RSVP)
Saturday afternoon @ 3pm, 27 March 2021

Exhibition date

27 March 2021

Exhibition Essay (PDF)

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