In conversation with Julie Thornton

Petrie paper mill

Join artist Julie Thornton and local historian Kelly Ashford as they discuss the historical significance of the Petrie Paper Mill and its relevance to Julie’s intriguing work, Paper avenue.

Julie’s art practice explores the passage of time and maps the patina of human activity. The Petrie Paper Mill was a dominant feature of the landscape of the Moreton Bay Region for almost 60 years. Julie uses large rolls of paper from the Mill in her artwork to juxtapose the new vision for the site at Petrie.

Kelly is the Local History Officer for Moreton Bay Region Council. The local history section contains many collections of the area from biographies of pioneers, land records, oral histories, photographs information, photos. Kelly will talk about the history of the Australian Paper Mill and its effect on the Pine Rivers area.

The exhibition Fresh eyes is a biennial exhibition that documents the growth and change of the Moreton Bay Region, providing a snapshot of a moment in time that can be revisited and reflected upon.

This event is free, bookings required.


  • Saturday, 16 October 2021 | 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM


Pine Rivers Art Gallery, 130 - 134 Gympie Road, Strathpine 4500  View map

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