In this exhibition Brisbane artists Joe Furlonger, Jun Chen and Pamela See have created new work about suburban and regional Queensland, exploring the theme ‘transience’. Transience was inspired by the example of artist Ian Fairweather (1891 – 1974) who produced his most acclaimed paintings whilst living on Bribie Island in the mid-1950’s onwards. China’s artistic traditions prompted him to adopt a calligraphic line and to simplify form and colour in his imagery. Sharing Brisbane as their base, with strong affinities for both Australia and China, the art practice of Jun Chen, Joe Furlonger and Pamela See is trans-cultural in expression and shows examples of the close connections developing between the two countries and the Chinese diaspora.

‘Transience: A confluence of Australian and Chinese culture’ is a Moreton Bay Regional Council touring exhibition first presented at the Redcliffe City Art Gallery in 2012

This project has received financial assistance from the Queensland Government through Arts Queensland.

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Opening Event:
6pm Friday 3 July 2015

Floor Talk and Morning Tea:
11.30am Sunday 5 July 2015

Image: Joe Furlonger, Moreton Bay #1 (detail) 2012, ink on paper. Courtesy of the artist.