Art on Art

Gallery 2 May 12 - June 24, 2012

The art world is a rich storehouse of stories and imagery for artists to reflect upon. This exhibition presents artists making artwork about art, the history, the politics, the fashions and the controversies. 

The exhibition is an opportunity to present a major new acquisition for the collection - Alasdair McIntyre’s Dinky-Di series which features twelve legends of Australian Art rendered as sculptural cartoon-like characters.

The exhibition features the work of Joe Furlonger, PJ Hickman, Alasdair Macintyre, Joel Rea, Scott Redford, Victoria Reichelt, Julie Rrap, Matthew Sleeth, Imants Tillers, Greg Weight, Anne Zahalka and Michael Zavros.

A Gold Coast City Gallery exhibition featuring works from the Collection.

Alasdair McintyreARTIST TALK Alasdair Macintyre
DATE: Sat 12 May, 4.00pm
VENUE: Gallery 1
RSVP: 07 5588 4000 /

After graduating from the Queensland College of Art in 1990, Alasdair Macintyre has developed his practice in a range of object-based media. The concentration of his practice varies from theology to pop culture and the life of an artist. In 2005 he was one of eight artists included in Prime: 2005 at the Queensland Art Gallery, and was a finalist in the National Sculpture Prize, National Gallery of Australia, Canberra. In 2009, Macintyre was selected as a finalist in the Wynne Prize, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney and was also featured in the ABC TV program Artscape: Artists at Work.

In 2011 Gold Coast City Gallery acquired a series of work by Macintyre, titled Dinky-Di. The works from this significant acquisition depict cheeky small-scale sculptures of leading art figures, including John Olsen, Richard Bell and Rosalie Gascoigne. The quirky effigies will be on display in the exhibition Art on Art. Alasdair Macintyre lives and works in Brisbane and is a lecturer in Visual Arts at the Australian Catholic University.

THEMES Art history and theory, humour
ART FORM Sculpture, painting photography 
TEACHERS KIT Available Term 2, 2012