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Metcalfe Gallery

Current Exhibition

15 September - 28 September 2022

Drift | Peter Biddulph

Peter Biddulph Drift

This new body of work is comprised of Southern Ice porcelain and coarse, dark stoneware.

In this work I have further explored form using some experimental techniques to discover what may be possible during and post construction.

The collection features a variety of surfaces, some iridescent, some deeply textured, achieved through experimentation with new techniques and surface finishes, and introduces some recently developed matte macro crystalline glazes.

While some works have a lustrous quality reminiscent of raku ware, all work is high fired and thus functional and watertight.

Drift is open daily from 10am to 4pm including weekends and from 6 to 8pm Thursday evenings.

Following the exhibition all works may be viewed at www.ceramicdesign.org

Current Exhibition

16 September - 27 September 2022

Dragon and Blossom | Yumiko Kygoshi

Yumiko Kygoshi Dragon and Blossom

Enjoy Sumi-E (Japanese ink art) in a new exhibition, ‘Dragon and Blossom’ by artist Yumiko Kigoshi at the Brisbane Institute of Art this September 16-27.
Sumi-E uses black ink and carefully curated white space to create stunning artworks of traditional landscapes and imagery.
The main theme of this exhibition is the dragon – a legendary creature in Japanese mythology and folklore.

Current Exhibition

16 September - 27 September 2022

The Figure | Monday Night Life Drawing

Monday Night Life Drawing The Figure

A dedicated group of artists of some thirty years experience at the BIA invite you to their first show of Life Drawings and Finished Artworks at the Brisbane Institute of Art this Friday 16th September, 6:30 pm until 9:00pm. Exhibition continue until 27th September.

Recent Exhibitions

2 September - 13 September 2022

Existence is Fertile | Carmel Lumley

Carmel Lumley Existence is Fertile

A playful ceramic exploration of the twin themes of Change and Growth, as seen through the lens of the Natural World

Recent Exhibitions

19 August - 30 August 2022

Elemental | Ceramic Arts Queensland

Ceramic Arts Queensland Elemental

The exhibition shows the diversity of contemporary ceramic art practise, with sculptural work, decorative objects, and functional ware on display. Many of the pieces will be for sale.
“The astonishing upswing in ceramic activity is bringing a new energy to current practice, and never before has there been such a varied array of styles and techniques, some completely new to today’s audiences. It is a truly exciting time to be creating in clay” (Dianne Peach, President, Ceramic Arts Queensland).

Recent Exhibitions

5 August - 17 August 2022

The Visitation | Kerry Holland

Kerry Holland The Visitation

Making art is my way of exploring ideas of tenderness, imperfection, memory and narrative. This exhibition is based on my contemplation of the sentence, ‘And Mary stayed with Elizabeth about three months.’ from the Christian gospel of Luke (1:56). Contemplating how these two pregnant women spent their time together for three months and what it would mean having a visitor stay for that length of time has been fascinating. To do this work I am drawing on life experience, everyday domestic pattern, clues from history, biblical passages, Ignatian spirituality and other narratives to produce abstract, symbolic and expressive pieces. Although the work is informed by Christian tradition and spirituality, I think it will be generally accessible because the experiences are translatable.
Kerry Holland

Recent Exhibitions

25 July - 17 August 2022

Blessing of Unicorns | Karl de Waal

Karl de Waal Blessing of Unicorns

The last couple of years have been trying times. With an inability to move freely we have been forced to look for the beauty and magic in the banality of the everyday while hoping for a better tomorrow. This sculpture is a result of hope. Vintage saw-horses and vintage furniture legs have been combined to create a visual reference to the mythical Unicorn. Utilising garish paint combinations, shimmering glitter and a dash of irony these objects transcend the mediocrity of their origins becoming something more, metamorphosing into blessing of Unicorns. (Karl de Waal.)

Opening hours: Monday to Friday 10:00am to 4:00pm
BIA has a strict policy of only double vaccinated people being able to attend the gallery and studios.

Recent Exhibitions

25 February - 9 March 2022

Paper Scissors Flower | Gabriella Veidt

Gabriella Veidt Paper Scissors Flower

This project contemplates beauty found anywhere; of light and colour, of light and darkness, the passing of time, getting older. I've used mostly dried-up flowers to explore this. The collection consists of soft pastel works, papercuts and one artist's book. I tend to find my subjects while walking in the bush or neighbourhood. They are objects that at first glance seem pretty ordinary, but if I take a closer look, colours reveal themselves, light, and even stories. These unremarkable encounters bring me such joy that I thought it might be worth sharing.

Opening Friday 25 February 6pm - 8pm.
Please contact Gabriella if you are planning to attend 0428 777 164.
Exhibition continues 26 February - 9 March
Opening hours: Monday to Friday 10:00am to 4:00pm
BIA has a strict policy of only double vaccinated people being able to attend the gallery and studios.

Recent Exhibitions

11 February - 23 February 2022

The Goat Stand | Colin Peile

Colin Peile The Goat Stand

Colin has had 2 previous solo exhibitions at the Metcalfe gallery. This one called “The Goat Stand” involves a review of his 62 years and his small attempts to change things. The goal being to better understand our society, particularly to make sense of what is going wrong and how things could be better. There will be 60 paintings on display and 20 paper sculptures.

BIA has a strict policy of only double vaccinated people being able to attend. As a result of Covid, there is a staggered opening, on Friday 11 February, with 3 time slots. To help with planning please rsvp mcpeile@gmail.com and nominate which time spot you would like to attend on Friday 11 February.

12:00am to 4.30pm
5:00pm to 6.30pm
7:00pm to 8.30pm

Opening hours: Monday to Friday 10:00am to 4:00pm or Saturday and Sunday 11:00am to 4:00pm. Colin will be in the gallery on the weekends.

Recent Exhibitions

28 January - 8 February 2022

Toward the Sea | Lesleigh Stewart

Lesleigh Stewart Toward the Sea

Much of our viewpoint in recent times has turned inward towards ourselves. Our focus narrowed throughout stages of isolation. Our worlds have shrunk at times to spaces we could not leave. My response was to look towards the sea, to turn my gaze outwards. To reflect and take a breath in this natural world. The seductive, expansive vistas of the ocean provided a place to go.

Recent Exhibitions

4 December - 10 December 2021

BIA End of Semester Exhibition 2021 |

BIA End of Semester Exhibition 2021

The exhibition covers both levels of the wonderful studios and gallery at Windsor. Hundreds of pieces produced by students during the semester are on show. We encouraged you to invite family and friends to visit the show over the weekend and during the week. Once again, we are very pleased to share this celebration of the year's creative output with the community.
If you would like to learn more about the different classes on offer at BIA, be sure to visit this vibrant student exhibition.
Hours: 10.00am - 4:00pm daily


Recent Exhibitions

5 November - 16 November 2021

The Lower Brisbane River at Night | John Forster

John Forster The Lower Brisbane River at Night

For nearly thirty years I have lived near the Brisbane River, looking North and East across its lower reaches. I love the visual ambiguity created by the night, the glare, colours and shadows of artificial lights hiding as much as they reveal. Downstream from the Apollo Ferry Terminal it is increasing industrial and open space compared to commercial and residential use, determining a pattern of lights appearing and disappearing as activities start and change and cease. But I have been highly selective, ignoring the well-lit Fisherman’s Island in favour of the largely unlit mangroves of Boggy Creek, and using the Gateway Bridge as a vantage point rather than as subject matter. And, interested in visual ambiguity, I veer between abstraction and representation, with many of the works being studies for other works in the show.

Recent Exhibitions

21 October - 3 November 2021

Metamorphosis | Yoshiko McGregor

Yoshiko McGregor Metamorphosis

Figurative and animal form ceramics inspired by Japanese mythology

Recent Exhibitions

21 October - 3 November 2021

Call Me | David Parker

David Parker Call Me

Paintings by David Parker
Opening 6:00pm Friday 22 October

Recent Exhibitions

9 October - 16 October 2021

Creative Generation Excellence Award Metropolitan | Group Show

Group Show Creative Generation Excellence Award Metropolitan

The Creative Generation Excellence Awards in Visual Art recognise and promote excellence in senior visual art education throughout Queensland state and non-state schools.

Since 1990, the program has helped raise community awareness of the degree of sophistication in concepts, diversity of technical competence, and the high standard of visual art education in Queensland secondary schools.

Submissions for the 2021 program have closed. Winners will be announced in September/October 2021.
Image: 2020 Excellence Award Winner: Lara Madeline Rand The Tide’s Lament, Mansfield State High School

Recent Exhibitions

25 September - 5 October 2021

Come As You Are | Group Show

Group Show Come As You Are

This exhibition is a display of works by a network of artists and artworkers both working and practising in the Moreton Bay region and greater Brisbane area. Artists were invited to ‘Come as you are’, no theme, no particular concept, just an exploration of their own unique contemporary practice. There is a variety of practices, concepts and mediums including but not limited to painting, photography, sculpture and ceramics. A must see exhibition with an intriguing cast of artists.
Exhibiting Artists: Jordan Azcune, Danielle Berry, Leah Booth, Mel Brady, Chelsea Chua, Brittany Dale, Karl de Waal, Deborah Eddy, Georgia Hayward, Anita Holtsclaw, Yi-Jung Hsien, Tim Kerr, Kirsten Lawlor , Halley Martin, Julie Martin, Rebecca Piper, Nina Pye, Taryn Raffan, Hayley Roberts, Cecilia Rollinson, Simon Suckling, Karen Waddell.
Opening Event: 25 September from 6pm.

APPLYING FOR AN EXHIBITION

Metcalfe Gallery, located within the Brisbane Institute of Art building in Windsor, is a contemporary exhibition space that aims to present a dynamic program of exhibitions across its three gallery spaces. Central to the exhibition program is the presentation of a visual culture which honours risk, experimentation and creativity, and stimulates dialogue and debate, especially amongst the BIA audience.

Artistic Aims of Metcalfe Gallery

  1. To develop and extend critical debate about contemporary visual art and culture.
  2. To create opportunities for emerging artists, writers and curators challenging the boundaries of contemporary visual practice.
  3. To encourage and support ambitious projects by less established artists.
  4. To promote the exchange of exhibitions, ideas and practices between artists, writers, curators and a diverse audience.
  5. To introduce BIA students to art work which extends their understanding of what contemporary art can be.

How to Apply: Exhibitions

Exhibition proposals and applications are to be emailed to enquiries@brisart.org or posted to Metcalfe Gallery, PO Box 2083, Windsor 4030.

Eligibility

Contemporary artists working professionally in any visual arts medium are eligible to apply for exhibitions in Metcalfe Gallery art spaces. Students and artists engaged in full-time study may also apply for exhibitions.

Program Structure

Metcalfe Gallery accepts applications from individual artists, collaborations between two or more artists and artist groups, with or without a curator.

Artists/curators can make applications which are developmental in nature and involve a future body of work, or the exploration of a particular idea. To avoid misinterpretation, it is important that written material presented be especially clear and concise. If approved, an artist or curator will have the scope to develop the exhibition. In the case where an idea is approved, the basic character of the idea must remain throughout.

Artists/curators can also apply to exhibit a particular completed body of work to which only minor changes will take place. In this instance, it is expected that the work seen by the committee will be that actually proposed for the exhibition and not just an indication of it.

TO SUBMIT A PROPOSAL

Please ensure that you understand the gallery rental conditions (see below). When applying for an exhibition at Metcalfe Gallery, you should include:

  1. The preferred date for the exhibition: see the 2017 and 2018 Gallery Dates tabs above
  2. Relevant visual material of the best possible quality (details and installation views).
  3. Please remember to indicate whether or not the work viewed is the work proposed for exhibition. Preferred visual materials: 12 digital images on CD , 1 DVD (10 minutes max.), slides, catalogues, photographs, colour photocopies, a website or any other printed material. In the case of group exhibitions, no more than 6 images/5 minutes moving image per person. Material must be clearly labelled with the artist's name, title of work and date of execution. N.B. Safe return of improperly labelled material cannot be guaranteed. Do not send original or irreplaceable material.
  4. A synopsis for the planned exhibition. This should be a clear and concise description of the exhibition and its ideas. It should not be longer than one A4 page. It should include a discussion of themes, theoretical background and reasons for wanting to show at Metcalfe Gallery. It should make clear what the relationship is between ideas and artworks. It should also include a description of the visual appearance of the exhibition, including the number and dimensions of works and the amount of space required, how the work will be installed and details of participants. The clearer the picture applicants are able to provide, the more informed the assessment of the proposal can be.
  5. A selected up-to-date curriculum vitae abridged to no more than one A4 page. For group shows, applicants are asked to abridge biographical information to half a page per artist.
  6. If posting or bringing in applications please provide a large, stamped and self addressed envelope to ensure the return of your material. Metcalfe Gallery cannot return visual materials if a stamped, self-addressed envelope is not supplied.

Insurance

Successful applicants wishing to be fully insured against fire, flood, theft, loss or damage must organise this independently.

Checklist

Have you included the following?

  • Name, address, email address and contact number
  • Proposal
  • CV
  • Labelled visual material (CD, DVD and / or slides)

NB. Gallery staff are not able to contact artists to seek material missing from proposals.

Gallery Plans

Click to view the Gallery Plan. If your work is to be site-specific it would be beneficial to view the space personally.

Rental cost

A TWO week show is preferred by the BIA and is recommended in order to give a range of viewers sufficient time to get to the gallery. Gallery rental for two weeks:

  • Space 1A Metcalfe Gallery: 2019 $ 510.00 | 2020 $ 540.00 (plus $50 refundable bond)
  • Space 1B Metcalfe Gallery: 2019 $ 510.00 | 2020 $ 540.00 (plus $50 refundable bond)
  • Foyer Metcalfe Gallery: 2019 $ 510.00 | 2020 $ 540.00 (plus $50 refundable bond)
  • Utilize two spaces: 2019 $945.00 | 2020 $ 995.00 (plus $50 refundable bond)
  • Utilize three spaces: 2019 $1397.00 | 2020 $ 1465.00 (plus $50 refundable bond)

Current BIA members are entitled to a 10% discount. Longer periods can be negotiated but are not advised. NOTE : In order to be familiar with the spaces and the way the gallery is set up, it is highly recommended that artists and exhibitors visit the gallery and discuss arrangements with the gallery staff prior to booking.

Rental conditions

  1. Metcalfe Gallery opening hours:- The gallery is open Monday-Friday, 10am-4pm. When renting the space week-end opening times are the responsibility of the artist. The exhibition must remain fully installed for the full duration of the advertised period.
  2. Promotion of exhibition:– It is the artist’s responsibility to promote the exhibition (i.e. printing and mailing costs). If you provide information and an image of your work, the BIA can facilitate a bulk mail out to our email list. Exhibitions in the gallery are also promoted through BIA facebook.
  3. Hanging of Work:- Works may be hung using pins nails, screws or picture hanging hooks. Plinths are available for 3D works. ONLY PENCIL MAY BE USED TO MARK THE WALLS AS A GUIDE TO HANGING. STICKY TAPE, OR ANY OTHER FORMS OF ADHESIVE ARE GENERALLY NOT ACCEPTABLE TO USE FOR HANGING WORKS - AND DEFINITELY NO SELF-ADHESIVE VELCRO IS TO BE USED (stapling the Velcro to the wall is acceptable in some circumstances).
  4. Opening Night:- Kitchen/bar facilities are available. The artist is responsible for catering and the clean up after the opening. Due to the security system, openings need to finish by 8.30pm and clean up by 9.30pm. The building must be securely locked.
  5. Sale of Work:- Labelling, signage and sales are the responsibility of the exhibitor.
  6. Clean up Procedures for Gallery:- Supplies are available for clean up from administrative staff – filler, sandpaper, paint, roller and tray.
    • Rub out any pencil marks etc.
    • Fill all holes using filler, sand back when dry and paint using roller and paint supplied.
    • Plinths need to be left in good condition.
    • Clean roller and tray in sculpture room sink at back of building.
    • Sweep or vacuum gallery floor.
    • Return all equipment to the administration staff.

Gallery Bookings 2022

Space Start Date Finish Date
Foyer Thursday, January 13, 2022 Wednesday, January 26, 2022
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Foyer Thursday, January 27, 2022 Wednesday, February 9, 2022
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Foyer Booked Thursday, February 10, 2022 Wednesday, February 23, 2022
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Foyer Thursday, February 24, 2022 Wednesday, March 9, 2022
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Foyer Booked Thursday, March 10, 2022 Wednesday, March 23, 2022
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Foyer Booked Thursday, March 24, 2022 Wednesday, April 8, 2022
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Foyer Booked Thursday, April 15, 2022 Wednesday, April 27, 2022
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Foyer Booked Thursday, April 28, 2022 Wednesday, May 18, 2022
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Foyer Booked Thursday, May 19, 2022 Wednesday, June 1, 2022
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Foyer Booked Thursday, June 2, 2022 Wednesday, June 15, 2022
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Foyer Booked Thursday, June 16, 2018 Wednesday, July 6, 2022
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Foyer Closed Thursday, July 7, 2022 Wednesday, July 20, 2022
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Foyer Thursday, July 21, 2022 Wednesday, August 3, 2022
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Foyer Booked Thursday, August 4, 2022 Wednesday, August 17, 2022
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Foyer Booked Thursday, August 18, 2022 Wednesday, August 31, 2022
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Foyer Thursday, September 1, 2022 Wednesday, September 14, 2022
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Foyer Thursday, September 15, 2022 Wednesday, September 28, 2022
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Foyer Booked Thursday, September 29, 2022 Wednesday, Octoberber 12, 2022
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Foyer Booked Thursday, October 13, 2022 Wednesday, October 26, 2022
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Foyer Booked Thursday, October 27, 2022 Wednesday, November 09, 2022
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Foyer Booked Thursday, November 10, 2022 Wednesday, November 23, 2022
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Foyer Booked Thursday, November 24, 2022 Saturday, December 10, 2022
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Gallery Bookings 2023

Space Start Date Finish Date
Foyer Booked Thursday, January 12, 2023 Wednesday, January 25, 2023
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Foyer Booked Thursday, January 26, 2023 Wednesday, February 8, 2023
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Foyer Thursday, February 9, 2023 Wednesday, February 22, 2023
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Foyer Thursday, February 23, 2023 Wednesday, March 8, 2023
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Foyer Thursday, March 9, 2023 Wednesday, March 22, 2023
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Foyer Booked Thursday, March 23, 2023 Friday, March 31, 2023
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Foyer Booked Thursday, April 1, 2023 Wednesday, April 19, 2023
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Foyer Booked Thursday, April 20, 2023 Wednesday, May 3, 2023
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Foyer Booked Thursday, May 4, 2023 Wednesday, May 31, 2023
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Foyer Booked Thursday, June 1, 2023 Friday, June 9, 2023
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Foyer Booked Saturday, June 10, 2023 Wednesday, July 5, 2023
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Foyer Thursday, July 6, 2023 Wednesday, July 19, 2023
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Foyer Thursday, July 20, 2023 Wednesday, August 2, 2023
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Foyer Thursday, August 3, 2023 Wednesday, August 16, 2023
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Foyer Thursday, August 17, 2023 Wednesday, August 30, 2023
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Foyer Thursday, August 31, 2023 Wednesday, September 13, 2023
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Foyer Thursday, September 14, 2023 Wednesday, September 27, 2023
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Foyer Thursday, September 28, 2023 Wednesday, Octoberber 11, 2023
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Foyer Thursday, October 12, 2023 Wednesday, October 25, 2023
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Foyer Thursday, October 26, 2023 Wednesday, November 08, 2023
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Foyer Thursday, November 9, 2023 Wednesday, November 22, 2023
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Foyer Booked Thursday, November 23, 2023 Saturday, December 9, 2023
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