Previous Exhibition

Group Exhibition —
HERE I AM

Dec 15 – Dec 23, 2016

About the Artists      

Side Gallery is reflecting on the first year of exhibitions. We've gathered together a selection of artworks by artists who participated in our 2016 program. Some of these works may be familiar while many of them are new and all are small and intimate: affordable gifts for the festive season. Shown together they generate a web of interconnection, revealing where we've been and perhaps also sensing the ways forward for Side. You're invited to help us celebrate and join our conversation.

DJ Michelle Xen will bring a unique ambience to this special evening in the lush gallery garden.

About the Artist

Kate Barry

Kate Barry is a Brisbane based artist with over 25 years graphic design experience in the publishing industry before a natural progression to create her own artworks arose.  

Working as an abstract painter, Kate's works explore layering, vitality of pattern, gestural mark-making and colour through instinctive responses to landscape and form. Composition and balance arise from the consequence of raw painterly expression and provoke emotional engagement. Kate has sold her paintings extensively throughout Brisbane, privately and by commission, in Melbourne, Auckland and Christchurch.

As a Giclée Print Artist, Kate uses her photographic, illustrative, painting and digital design expertise to create and product supervise her original and innovative artworks. These limited edition prints can be viewed on her website.

About the Artist

Krista Berga

Auckland-born, Brisbane-based, Krista Berga works across sculpture, drawing, painting, text and installation. 

“In both form and content, Berga's works are acts of transgression and transformation ... palpable and in fact electrifying.” — David L. Clark

Photography: Wayne Talbot

About the Artist

Ross Booker

Ross Booker is a Brisbane based visual artist, working primarily as a landscape painter.

Ross graduated from the Queensland College of Art in the early 80s and started exhibiting regularly in the early 90s. More recently he has been represented by Woolloongabba Art Gallery.

Walking, drawing and camping in central Australia has been a major influence on Ross’s art practice since 2008. 

In 2013, artHIVES published a book on Ross’s work: Out from Alice — painting and drawing in central Australia.

In 2012, Ross won the People’s Choice at the Sunshine Coast Art Prize and 2014, won the Cathedral of Saint Stephens Art Prize (COSSAG). He has also been a finalist in the Lethbridge, Milburn, Broken Hill and Alice Art Prizes.

About the Artist

Aaron Hill

Aaron Hill is a Brisbane based visual artist working primarily in drawing and painting, with a background in lithographic printmaking. He is also an educator, illustrator and writer, as well as co-director of design studio, Storkhorse.

Aaron’s most recent work shows a distinct departure from the figurative style for which he is known. Applying his extensive drawing prowess to depicting the realms of intangible experience, his current work moves into powerful new heights of the abstract, resulting in a calming, nature based aesthetic.  

About the Artist

Susan Lincoln

Susan Lincoln graduated from Griffith University QLD College of Art in 1996 with a Bachelor of Visual Arts (Interior Design) and a Master of Visual Arts Research Degree in 2010. Her research exegesis examined “Maintaining socio-cultural narrative through Form and Light.”

In 2011 Susan was awarded an established artist grant from the Australia Council for the development of a clip together portable meditation space, which when entered, immerses the participant within spectral light. In 2014, YOU ARE HERE (aka The Rainbow Room) was selected as a Finalist in the acclaimed McClelland Sculpture & Survey Award in Langwarrin, Victoria.

In 2018, Susan received an Arts Ignite Grant, made possible through Arts Queensland and its Queensland Arts Showcase Program. The grant supports the development of new works for the exhibition YOU ARE HERE 2. A national regional touring program is currently under development to tour the show with Museums & Galleries Queensland. Susan is also the 2018 Artist Touring Mentorship Program (VACS Funding) with Museums and Galleries QLD.

Her publicly commissioned major artworks include Min Min Lights at the Brisbane International Airport Terminal and FOREST in the Capalaba Town Centre. Gadens Corporate Art Collection, actor Nicole Kidman and the QLD Theatre Company, among others, have purchased Lincoln’s beautiful and ethereal sculptures. Susan has exhibited both nationally and internationally, and has completed numerous private commissions throughout Australia.

—  Download Susan Lincoln's CV

Photography: Sarah Norton

About the Artist

Julie Paterson

“I am a painter, printmaker and designer of textiles. I own a small fabric company called Cloth that I set up more than 20 years ago, because it made sense at the time and still does now.

I live mostly in the mountains and sometimes near the ocean on the edge of the city. I like working with found wood and metal. I like printing on hemp. I prefer cycling to work but sometimes I take the bus. My favourite colour is Old Lady Red. I love my dog. I’ve written a book and a manifesto to live by.

I live a simple life. It feels good.”

Photography: Eva Phillips

About the Artist

Michael Phillips

 Born 1959. Lives and works in Fortitude Valley, Brisbane, Australia. 

About the Curator

Beth Jackson

Beth is a curator of contemporary art with over twenty years’ professional experience working in the gallery sector and in the realm of public art, across public and private spheres. Her curatorial consultancy practice Artfully, established in 2012, seeks to embed art meaningfully within social contexts and built environments. For Beth, curating is not simply about having a bird’s eye view of the field, picking ‘winners’ or ‘rising stars’. It is a deliberate investment in process and dialogue between curator and artist, between artists and fellow creatives, fostering living and ongoing conversations, encouraging peer review, collaborations, sharing and problem solving. Involvements include studio visits, camping on locations, sharing informal joint activities, more formal workshop scenarios, and facilitating professional introductions and networks. Side Gallery is an opportunity to have intimate and serious one-on-one conversations with artists for a particular ‘snapshot’ within their practice. Beth has abiding interests in feminism and environmentalism. She produces art criticism for journals such as Eyeline Magazine as well as for exhibition catalogues and other publications.