Like yesterday talk and tour

Young lady standing in front of artwork displayed in a gallery

Join us at Redcliffe Art Gallery to engage in a talk and tour about the exhibition Like yesterday. Join Cecilia Rollinson, the exhibition curator, and Dr. Liz Ellison from CQUniversity for a tour and talk followed by morning tea.

Like yesterday examines our relationship with the beach through the lens of nostalgia. It also questions the sense of loss and longing that accompanies our seaside memories. This exhibition draws on artworks from the Moreton Bay Regional Council Art Collection. There are also loaned artworks from contemporary artists Angela Tiatia and Samuel Tupou.

The beach in Australia can feel like a singular site – a place for summer, kids playing on the sand, and surfers in the ocean. Although there are differences, there’s a familiarity to the experience that reminds us of family, youth, and sunburn! Many of Australia’s tourism campaigns have featured Bondi Beach or the isolated shorelines of Western Australia.

There is a lot to love about the beaches of Australia. Yet, there are elements of tension. They remain gendered spaces and sites of conflict, loss, and danger.

This is the final week to see this thought-provoking exhibition.

About the speakers

Cecilia Rollinson

Cecilia Rollinson is a Meanjin/Brisbane-based emerging curator, with an interest in collection-based exhibitions. She has curated the exhibitions Like yesterday and co-curated The Katte Collection at Redcliffe Art Gallery. She is the collection and curatorial officer at Redland Art Gallery and has recently completed a two-year University Student position with Moreton Bay Region Galleries. With a Bachelor of Creative Industries (QUT) and in the final year of a Master of Museum Studies (UQ) Cecilia's ongoing research focus is the intersection between art, fashion, and galleries.

Dr Liz Ellison

Dr Elizabeth Ellison is the Deputy Dean (Research) for the School of Education and the Arts, CQ University. She is the manager and chief investigator of many regional arts projects. Liz's doctoral thesis explored representations of the Australian beach in literature and film and was awarded in 2013 from Queensland University of Technology. She continues to publish about regional arts, film studies, and popular culture, including Writing the Australian Beach: local site, global idea (edited collection, 2020).


  • Saturday, 21 January 2023 | 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM


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