40 big cheers for Perc Tucker

Townsville Mayor Jenny Hill said ‘Journey through Images’ shared unique stories through the people, places and artworks of our community. “Celebrating 40 years of Perc Tucker Regional Gallery is a huge milestone for us, marking us as North Queensland’s oldest art gallery,” Cr Hill said. “The calibre of exhibitions that we host here at Perc Tucker is incredibly high, and it gives locals and visitors to the city the chance to engage with thought-provoking art right here in Townsville.” She said Townsville City Galleries’ creative director Jonathan McBurnie drawn the exhibition from council’s 3500-piece public art collection. This is what the art collection is all about – collecting pieces of art that are significant to us here in – Townsville, and bringing them into the public eye so that we can all enjoy free first-rate art.” Dr McBurnie said he was proud to bring this exhibition to life on the gallery’s 40th anniversary. “This exhibition is bittersweet for me as it will be my last exhibition as creative director, an experience in which I have learned and enjoyed so much,” he said. “It is drawn from our collection and each work has a story. “Townsville is very lucky to be home to a rich artistic community, and we have done our best to put that front and centre.”

40 big cheers for Perc Tucker

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