Like yesterday

People swimming in the ocean

Remember those summers at the beach? Drifting between the hot sand and cool water…collecting shells… balmy nights at the caravan park.

The sun, sand and surf are intrinsic to Australian culture and the beach evokes different memories for all of us. Like yesterday examines our relationship with the beach through the lens of nostalgia, questioning the sense of loss and longing that accompanies our seaside memories. Are we yearning for simpler times and days gone by, or does looking back make us realise how much has changed, not changed enough or needs to change more?

Like yesterday draws upon artworks from the Moreton Bay Regional Council Art Collection, including works by Leonard Brown, Robert Brownhall, Elisa Jane Carmichael, Anna Carey, Minhan Cho, Delvene Cockatoo-Collins, Libby Harward, Katrin Koenning, Archie Moore, Lindy Wisser and Betty Quelhurst. Presented alongside loaned artworks from contemporary artists Angela Tiatia and Samuel Tupou.

Exhibition developed by Moreton Bay Regional Council.

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Image credit: Katrin Koenning, Island #1, 2013. Moreton Bay Regional Council Art Collection.

This exhibition is part of Hot Hot Hot Festival - a summer celebration of arts and culture in Moreton Bay.


  • Saturday, 12 November 2022 - Saturday, 28 January 2023


Redcliffe Art Gallery, 1 Irene Street, Redcliffe 4020  View map

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