Artworks from a career spanning more than 30 years will go on display at Logan Art Gallery for the first time later this month.

From January 27 to March 11 the gallery will display a survey exhibition of prints and textiles by the late Robyn Daw in the Robyn Daw: Curious nature exhibition.

Robyn was Logan City Council’s Creative Industries Program Leader from 2012 until her passing last January.

Her creative practice spanned many decades and was recognised last month when she was posthumously awarded a Gallery and Museum Achievement Award (GAMAA) for her lifetime achievements.

The next exhibition round will also feature Brisbane fashion designer Helen Miller’s SOOKii exhibition and artist Emma Gardener’s Fictionalish exhibition.

These exhibitions will launch the gallery’s 2023 program which features both local and interstate artists.

Helen Miller
Helen Miller

Helen was raised in Shailer Park during the 1970s and 80s. She is the daughter of a Japanese mother and Scottish father and is now the face behind clothing label SOOKii.

Her gallery exhibition will showcase limited-edition digital prints, theatrical masks and costumes and a collection of signature ready-to-wear silk dresses from the SOOKii archive.

SOOKii is a variant of the Japanese word suki, meaning a liking or fondness for something.

In Fictionalish, artist Emma Gardener uses drawing, trace-monotype, cyanotype and stitches to create works that question the human condition.

City Lifestyle Chair, Councillor Laurie Koranski said the 2023 program offered the community the chance to explore a diverse range of artistic experiences.

“The program will especially highlight the wealth of talent we have within the city with exhibits from talented artists, designers and makers,” she said.

Cr Laurie Koranski with Robyn Daws work
Cr Laurie Koranski with Robyn Daws work

Cr Koranski said Logan Art Galley was an award-winning venue.

“Along with the award honouring Robyn Daw, the gallery also received its sixth consecutive GAMAA last month for the exhibition project My story: the unbroken spirit of the Kalkadoons (Kalkadunga).”

The 2021 exhibition featured truth-telling works by First Nations artist and former Slacks Creek resident Colleen Sam (Ngungurnnumma Kalkadoon) and furniture designer Keith Weribone (Mandandanji).

Upcoming highlights of the 2023 program include:

  • To the Light by Hopevale Collective.
  • The Pride of Logan by Pamela See.
  • Conflated toured nationally by NETS Victoria.
  • Landscape paintings by Rochedale South artist Mei Mei Liu.
  • Interlace by Australasian Contemporary Lacemakers
    This project is supported by the Regional Arts Development Fund, a partnership between the Queensland Government and Logan City Council to support local arts and culture in regional Queensland.
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