Previous Exhibition

Julie Paterson —
Reparable Landscapes

May 10 – May 26, 2019

About the Artist      

Julie Paterson is an internationally renowned textile artist with a diverse background in the arts. Paterson’s work consists notably of Brisbane-based and inspired paintings and drawings of Brisbane ’s flora, fauna, and architecture. Her practice spans creative workshops, public speaking, collaborative partnerships and retail presences across Australia. Side Gallery is partnered with Julie to present a residency based exhibition in May 2019, of which the premise is on the architecture, flora, and fauna of inner suburbs of Brisbane. Accompanying the exhibition will be two thematic workshops titled Look Draw Print, specifically to converge art and design elements in a public programs context. 

Photography: Sarah Norton

About the Artist

Julie Paterson

"Coming up to Brisbane from my home in NSW always means visiting friends like Leesa, and having a quiet catch up. Typically I hang out and walk the streets, photographing and sketching the buildings and environment near where Leesa lives and works. Sometimes we go for a drive and she points out places that I might like. 

I consistently find much of the architecture of Brisbane delightful — being a textile designer by trade, the layering of pattern and texture always grabs my attention and imagination. Over the years I’ve taken to painting simple little compositions of what I’ve seen on found card or wood. When Leesa asked me what I’d like to put in the show, I said, my paintings of ‘Brisbane Architexture.’ It’s a good slip of the tongue that made Leesa laugh, so that’s what this ongoing series is called." 

Julie Paterson, 2018

About the Curator

Laura Brinin

Laura Brinin is a curator of contemporary art, currently facilitating the vibrant program at Side Gallery in the heart of Red Hill, Brisbane. With an unwavering passion for nurturing connections with emerging and established creatives, Laura is dedicated to fostering artistic growth through avenues such as social media, branding, and identity development.

Laura has exhibited her own work both in Australia and overseas, as well as working as an independent freelance curator across Brisbane for over ten years. In her downtime, you can find her reading, travelling, or stalking dogs.