Exhibition: Feeling for Place - Council's Art Collection Recent Acquisitions

Simon Degroot
Simon Degroot,Cove Dupont, 2014, 
oil on canvas, 189 x 260cm

Every region has its own unique feel and aspirations. So how does a Council’s Art Collection represent this?

The Moreton Bay Regional Council Art Collection aims to reflect the vision, diversity and character of the region. Focusing on culture, identity, spirit and sense of place, the Art Collection is an important source of reference and inspiration, which stimulates public discussion and debate, and returns long term cultural benefits to Council and the community of the Moreton Bay Region. 

Collecting strands of the Art Collection include, but are not limited to fine art prints, sculpture, ceramics, contemporary works and new media. Strengths of the collection include portraiture, abstract painting, non-functional sculpture and ceramics, as well as artworks by significant artists which directly relate to the Moreton Bay region.

The Moreton Bay Regional Council Art Collection has historical links with the art collections of the former Caboolture Shire Council, Pine Rivers Shire Council and Redcliffe City Council. 

The recent acquisitions represented in this exhibition reflect contemporary practice and issues that traverse cultural divides. The ubiquitous questions around who we are, where we live, what we do and what defines us are all represented in these works. The artists are predominantly from Queensland with many from the region. But, sometimes, artists from further afield can cast an inquisitive eye on our corner of the world, or awaken a long forgotten memory, and surprise us with clarity of vision.

The works in Feeling for Place don’t define our region in absolute terms. Rather, they hint at the diversity of our community and open up dialogue about who we are.

Artists talks

24 October 2015, 10.00am

Please join Julie Fragar and Simon Degroot as they discuss their work in Feeling for Place and their individual art practice. RSVP preferred but not essential. Refreshments provided.


Barry Kidd | Introduction to Watercolour

7 November 2015, 9.30am - 2.30pm

Barry Kidd will introduce participants to composition, sketching and watercolour painting. Suitable for ages 16+ $30.00 per person. Bring your own materials. Bookings essential.

Simon Degroot | Shapes, Painting and Place.

21 November 2015, 10.00am - 2.00pm

This workshop will explore shapes in the built environment and how to translate these shapes into abstract artworks. Simon Degroot will demonstrate how he selects and transforms shapes from the environment into painting. Participants will be guided in creating abstract shapes, colour matching, composition and painting techniques to create their own finished painting. Suitable for ages 16+ $30.00 per person. Bring your own materials, some materials provided. Bookings essential.


24 October 2015 - 21 November 2015


Monday - Friday: 9.00am - 4.00pm
Saturday: 9.00am - 3.00pm
Closed: Sunday


Caboolture Regional Art Gallery - 4 Hasking Street, Caboolture


Free event


Caboolture Regional Art Gallery
Curator- Art Galleries
Ph: (07) 5433 3710

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