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Terry Summers - 'Paintings, Pastels, and Sculptures' Exhibition

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Whimsical paintings, pastels, and sculptures created by Queensland artist, Terry Summers will be on display at Redcliffe's st + baker + studio and gallery from Monday 8 June. English-born Summers was a self-described 'very mature-aged student' when he completed studies at the Queensland College of Art, Griffith University, in 1999. During his final year, motivated by concern about deforestation and paper waste, he began experimenting with recycled cardboard as a medium for sculpture.

recycled cardboard art, Terry Summers, Redcliffe,
Flautist 4: Terry Summers

Fast forward to 2015, and Terry has created a vast collection of detailed cardboard structures and sculptures that have been displayed in the National Gallery of Australia, Queensland Performing Arts Centre, St John's Anglican Cathedral in Brisbane, Robina Hospital, and Sydney Powerhouse Museum, among other locations.

recycled cardboard art, Terry Summers, Redcliffe
Kiss 2: Terry Summers

We all know the saying one man's trash is another man's treasure and Terry demonstrates this by creating compelling and sought-after works of art from recycled cardboard. There's something captivating about Terry's quirky cardboard creations that makes them difficult to look away from. They are simple, and yet detailed. They are caricatures, and yet life-like.

recycled cardboard art, Terry Summers, Redcliffe
Peace 3: Terry Summers

Some of Terry's cardboard creations have been cast in white bronze. Like their cardboard counterparts, these metal figures convey meaning, wonder, and intrigue.

white bronze art, Terry Summers, sculpture, Redcliffe
Piper 4 in white bronze: Terry Summers

The exhibition will also feature paintings and pastels that have never been exhibited. Terry's paintings and pastels are satirical, exaggerated, and thought-provoking.

painting, pastel, Terry Summers, Redcliffe, sculpture
Figment 11: Terry Summers

Come along to meet Terry at the official opening of his exhibition on Friday 12 June at 6.30pm. Copies of Terry's hardcover book, Recycled: a decade of waste cardboard sculpture 1999-2009, will be available for the special price of $29.00.

Exhibition dates: 8 to 22 June 2015 (opening night 12 June at 6.30pm)
Contact: Jo St Baker
Gallery Hours: Monday Thursday and Saturdays 10.00 2.00
Fridays 10.00 5.00, and by appointment.
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Phone: 0417 573 737
Where: st + baker + studio and gallery, Mon Komo Hotel, 99 Marine Parade, Redcliffe Qld 4020
Cost: Free
Your Comment
Great article. Love his work.
by Jacqx Melilli (score: 2|184) 847 days ago
This is worth visiting. Terry's work is brilliant.
by Loni Mills (score: 1|24) 1993 days ago
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