16 October - 20 December 2009
12 Degrees of Latitude is the first major exhibition surveying art collections owned by Queensland's regional galleries and university art museums. Part of Queensland's 150th anniversary celebrations, the exhibition provides a rare opportunity to view significant works which until now have largely remained the province of local and institutional communities.
The exhibition focuses on why, how and when Queensland's regional and university collections began; their historical role within the communities they serve; the role of patronage and donor support; and the strength of the state-wide regional gallery and university network.
The exhibition illustrates the diversity and quality of the collections through the following sub-themes: Landscape; Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art; Australian 19th and 20th Century Art; Queensland Regional Art; Contemporary Art; and 17th - 21st Century International Art.
The exhibition includes work by artists such as Rick Amor, Vernon Ah Kee, Richard Bell, Gordon Bennett, Ray Crooke, Ian Fairweather, Fiona Foley, Rosalie Gascoigne, Rosemary Laing, Tracey Moffatt, Margaret Olley, Patricia Piccinini, Jeffrey Smart and Anne Zahalka.
Curated by Bettina MacAulay and Brett Adlington
Presented by Museum and Gallery Services Queensland