Previous Exhibition

Catherine Parker —
Urban Calm

Mar 10 – Apr 1, 2022

About the Artist      

Join us Thursday 10 March from 6 pm to celebrate the opening night of urban calm, Catherine's latest body of work.

Catherine Parker brings an incredible collection of work to Side Gallery to invite the viewer to feel optimism through the magnetic pull of water, to rest, and reconnect with nature’s elements. This collection of work in urban calm, created over two years, captures glimpses of life by the water. Depictions of the sublime; cool bodies of water amidst the warm tones of the Australian environment. We are transported, remembering the feeling of being near or in water with endearing and calming nostalgia.

Urban calm is not just an exhibition to view but a place to go.

About the Artist

Catherine Parker

Catherine Parker is a painter / mixed media artist and educator based in Toowoomba, Queensland. 

Parker has a metaphysical interest in nature and spiritual systems and celebrates the beauty in both the Australian urban and natural landscape, choosing to honour, rather than divide the two. Although her landscapes are essentially Australian they also have a universal quality. She takes heart that within any landscape there are always mysterious elements, an invisible presence perhaps that restores the balance.

Catherine Parker has been exhibiting since 1989 and has held 17 solo exhibitions and exhibited in close to 100 group exhibitions nationally and internationally

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.