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Pamela Gough ...Visual Artist

    About the work ...

                 Pamela Gough's  contemporary narrative paintings are embedded with stories and symbolism  inspired by the patterns of the landscape, buildings and heritage  which reveal the spirit of a place, especially her home town, Brisbane.  
    Her paintings search for authenticity and soul - and scratch at the surface of life to reveal connections to the past and direction on the everyday map of life...

                Pamela's works, often embedded with the illustrative detail of historical maps, feature homes, places and old structures.
    " From the whimsical houses dancing on the ridges to the strong texture of corrugated roofs, fence palings  and ancient symbols, Pam paints a narrative on canvas. " Bill Metcalf - Brisbane History Group.  

     

    About the Artist

                Born in Brisbane, Pam has a Diploma in Visual Arts and  studied a variety of art forms in the 80's including partial Associate Diploma in Creative Arts at NBCAE with  Australian Artist William Robinson.  In the 90's Pam built a successful art business "Final Touch - decorative art, painting commissions, house portraits and teaching art.  She returned to study Visual Arts and Computer Graphics in 2005 but  this renewed her love of painting on canvas.

                      Pamela wrote and illustrated her book "My Brisbane" in 2006, a project whilst studying for her Diploma.   When  researching and illustrating the book she discovered the joys of "being a tourist in her own town" and she realised how little she knew about it.  From that turning point, her art blossomed with a series "My Brisbane" a Community project and series Mitchie turns 150, in 2007. That energy and creativity, combining history and landscape expanded through her "Qld 150" series in 2009  with "Impact on Moreton Bay" unveiling Pam's work as a Tattersalls landscape Art Prize finalist.  Pam continues to explore more deeply, the spirit of the places she visits. The "My Town" 2011 series in the aftermath of the Brisbane Floods  celebrated community  and "Coast to Home" 2012 explored Queenslanders' love affair with the Beach. Being a tourist in her own country is inspiring and endlessly rewarding.and "Take me There" Solo Exhibition in 2013 was a result. 2014 "In my Backyard" explored the local terrain in light on the demolition of many beautiful character houses in her neighbourhood. 2015 Pam explored her own family history and the Celtic and medieval influences that are strongly connected and interwoven into her work in 'THE WAY BACK HOME" solo exhibition whilst finding the connections to her Celtic ancestry in a year  highlighted by the immigration of many to these Australian shores.    Pam paints commissions which provide an opportunity to travel others' journeys and experience shared stories.   

    Pamela grew up influenced by Australian colonial artists McCubbin and  Roberts  but was also drawn to the  stylised and highly decorative work of the celtic illuminated manuscripts and Aboriginal art and their story telling nature .  An advocate for celebrating and preserving Brisbane's character housing placenames and  their stories, this combines to create a collage on canvas.  Pam says "Brisbane  Development seems too young and immature  to appreciate it's heritage yet, let alone it's original inhabitants. This is reflected in my paintings because I feel I have a duty to paint about buildings and a culture which is disappearing before my eyes".
    Pamela  relaunched the reprint of her "My Brisbane" Book at her "In My Backyard " solo Exhibition  June, 2014.

                                                                              All images and text copyright (c)  Pamela Gough

    Education and Experience

    • 2006 DIPLOMA - VISUAL ARTS & New Media / digital Illustration, Southbank Institute BRISBANE
    • 1990-2001 "Final Touch Studio" Decorative Art Business
      Various short courses; historical traditional painting with visiting overseas Artists
    • 1984  Studies in Fashion Design, NBCAE
    • 1982  3 yrs Associate Diploma  Creative Arts Studies , NBCAE, Brisbane  (taught by Artist William Robinson)

    Awards, Achievements, Highlights

    • 2016 FINALIST - STANTHORPE NATIONAL ART PRIZE  

    • TATTERSALLS LANDSCAPE ART EXHIBITION annual invitation
    • FINALIST   TATTERSALLS LANDSCAPE ART PRIZE 2009

    • FINALIST MORETON BAY REGIONAL ART PRIZE  2014, 2015, 2013, 2012, 2010 , 2008

    • 2012 & 2013 SPECIAL MENTION - AUSTRALIAN ARTIST MAGAZINE - ROTARY ARTS SPECTACULAR 

    • 2011   2ND PRIZE          CONTEMPORARY PAINTING              ...  Nundah Village Festival Art Competition

    • 2011   FEATURE ARTIST           "Love Ya Brisbane"              ...  HILLSDON Kindergarten Exhibition, Taringa Brisbane.

    • Invitation to exhibit in the TATTERSALL'S "COUNTRY TO COAST" Exhibition

    • 2010   EMERGING ARTIST AWARD                                         ...  Nundah Village Art Festival

    • 2010   FIRST SOLO EXHIBITION ...  "Along those Lines"  .....

    • 2010   PEOPLE'S CHOICE AWARD                                           ...  Sandgate Bluewater Festival,

    • 2009  Finalist - Royal Qld Art Society ART STATE AWARDS  

    • 2008  Finalist  BARI Festival selected Exhibiting Artist-         KILN Gallery, Paddington

    • 2007   "PEOPLE'S CHOICE AWARD"   ...                                    "Artscape" Exhibition Padua College, Kedron, Brisbane.

    • 2007   "MITCHIE TURNS 150",  Series   ...                                 Community Project with BCC

    • 2006   "My Brisbane"   Self-published  & Illustrated Book 

    • Highly Commended  ... GREEN DRAGON Art AWARD (St. George Bank) 2006

    • Character Design & Illustration   for    Puppet Production  "Up the Creek" 2006

    Works held in the collections of :

    • St. George's Bank , Brisbane
    • Mater Hospital - Institute of Medical Research, Brisbane
    • St Thomas' Primary School, Camp Hill, Brisbane
    • Padua College, Kedron
    •                                Private Collectors throughout Australia, USA  and  the U K             

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     2010

     

     

     

     

     

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     2002

    GUEST ARTIST  QLD PROCLAMATION DAY CELEBRATIONS- COMMISSARIAT STORE

    SOLO  EXHIBITION - THE WAY BACK HOME 
    TATTERSALL'S Invited Art Exhibition

    HILLSDON ART SHOW
    BRISBANE MODERN ART GALLERY  Window Exhibition
    MANLY Group Exhibition
    MONTVILLE Group Exhibition
    2014

    TATTERSALLS "QUEENSLAND" exhibition
    ST. SEBASTIANS ART SHOW
    Montville GalleryGroup Exhibition
    2014 SOLO Exhibition  " IN MY BACKYARD"

    MORETAN BAY REGIONAL ART AWARDS Finalist Exhibition
    PADDINGTON GROUP EXHIBITION
    ROTARY ART SPECTACULAR
    HILLSDON COMMUNITY ART SHOW,
    TATTERSALL'S  "SPORTSART" EXHIBITION
    ROTARY ART SPECTACULAR

    2013 SOLO EXHIBITION "TAKE ME THERE"
    MORETON BAY REGIONAL ART AWARDS

    FEATURE ARTIST "ARTSCAPE: Exhibition
    TATTERSALLS  "BRISBANE RIVER" Exhibition
    2012  'COAST TO HOME" SOLO Exhibition (Sept)
    ST. SEBASTIANS SPRING ART SHOW
    "ACT FOR KIDS"  Exhibition
    "OUR HOUSE"  sml. Group Exhibition
    MORETON BAY REGIONAL ART AWARDS  Finalist Exhibition
    selected works  ROBYN BAUER STUDIO GALLERY

    ROTARY ART SPECTACULAR
    E.S.U. Queensland Heritage Art Prize"
    "ARTSCAPE"   
    "Expressions"

    "TATTERSALLS" invitation Artists FEATURE ARTIST "LOVE YOU BRISBANE" 
     St. Columba's Art Show
    "2nd Prize contemporary" Nundah Art  Festival
    "MY TOWN " SOLO EXHIBITION
    "Art for Art Sake" Group Exhibition
    " Love Life"          Sanctuary Cove Arts Festival
    "From the heart"   WLS Art  exhibition
    " THE LAST HOORAH"          Group exhibition
    "CREATIVE ARTS GALA", 
    FLOOD RELIEF ART SOIREE & AUCTION
    "TATTERSALLS" Brisbane Landmarks"
    ST.  ELIZABETH'S ART SHOW

    "Art on the Hill"Exhibition
    EMERGING ARTIST AWARD  Nundah Festival

    2009 SOLO "ALONG THOSE LINES"  Exhibition
    "SANCTUARY COVE ART FESTIVAL"
    "WINTER COLLECTION" Group ExhibitioN
    "MORETON BAY Region Art Awards" Finalist  
    "ART FOR ART SAKE" (Cerebral Palsy League)

    "WILSTON ART SHOW"
    "ARTSCAPE"
    "BLUEWATER FESTIVAL"(People's Choice Aw.d)
    "FLOWER POWER" Artworkers Alliance Exh.

    "i AM" selected Artists Exhibition

    "EXPRESSIONS"

    "THE WONDER OF ART"

    "TATTERSALLS LANDSCAPE ART PRIZE"

    Finalist Exhibitions

    "4 DEGREES of Connection" Group Exhibition

    "ARTSCAPE"

    "YES MINISTER - ARTSTATE AWARDS" Finalist "ARTSTATE " AWARDS Exhibition

    2009 Artworkers Award Exhibition

    URBAN BITES"

    BARI FESTival Exhibition- selected exhibiting Artist
    "Art on the Hill"

    2015

    ROYAL HISTORICAL SOCIETY QLD, COMMISSARIAT STORE

    GRAYDON GALLERY, NEW FARM, BRISBANE

    Tattersall's & Waterfron Place, Brisbane.

    Hillsdon Community Kindergarten Art Show

    BRISBANE MODERN ART GALLERY,Fortitude

    Manly Gallery

    Main St Gallery, Montville unshine Coast

    2014

    Waterfront Place , Brisbane

    YERONGA, BRISBANE

    Monville Main St Gallery, Sunshine Coast

    GRAYDON GALLERY, NEW FARM, Brisbane


    Pine Rivers Shire Gallery

    LA 51 GALLERY, Latrobe Tr. Paddington

    Waterfront Place Foyer, Brisbane

    Toowong, Brisbane

    WATERFRONT PLACE, Brisbane

    Riverside Centre,  Brisbane

    2013

    GRAYDON GALLERY, New Farm, Brisbane
    PINE RIVERS ART GALLERY Strathpine

    Padua College, Kedron 

    Waterfront Place, Brisbane

     

    ART FACTORY GALLERY, South Brisbane.

    Yeronga, Brisbane

     Mercedes Benz Showroom, Fort.Valley

     Pine Rivers Art Gallery, Strathpine

    Pine Rivers Art Gallery, Starthpine

    54 Latrobe Terrace, Paddington

    Riverside Centre, Eagle St, Brisbane
     

    E.S.U. Coronation Drive, Brisbane.

    Padua College, Kedron, Brisbane

    Sandgate Town Hall

    Tattersalls & Waterfront Place, Brisbane.

    HILLSDON Kindergarten, Taringa,

    Wilston,

    Nundah Village Festival
    Art Factory Gallery, South Brisbane.

    Riverside Centre, Brisbane

    Sanctuary Cove Marina, Qld.

    Riverside Centre, Brisbane

    Martin Galleries, Nundah, Brisbane
    Martin Galleries, Nundah, Brisbane

    Martin Galleries, Nundah Brisbane

    Tattersalls  Club & Waterfront Place, 

    Tarraginda, Brisbane

    Camp Hill, Brisbane

    NUNDAH VILLAGE FESTIVAL, Nundah

    Art Factory Gallery, South Brisbane
    Sanctuary Cove Marina, Queensland

    Martin Galleries, Nundah, Brisbane

    Pine Rivers Art Gallery, Strathpine.

    Waterfront Place Foyer, Brisbane
     

    Wilston, Brisbane

    Kedron, Brisbane

    Sandgate/Shorncliffe

    PADDINGTON SUB-STATION GALLERY

     

    STUDIO 13, Kurilpa St., West End

    Sandgate Town Hall

    St. Elizabeths', Annerley

    Tattersalls Club Brisbane &

    Waterfront Place Brisbane

    Art Factory Gallery, South Brisbane

    Kedron, Brisbane

    Parliament House Annex, Brisbane

    GALLERY 419, RQAS,Spring Hill, Brisbane

    METRO ARTS GALLERY,

     

     Wilston Village, Brisbane
    Percolator Gallery, Paddington
    St. Thomas' Camp Hil

    " Paddington Galleries Walk" Group Exhibition

    "When Pigs Fly Left" Group Exhibition

    Percolator Gallery, Paddington

    Art Factory Gallery, South Brisbane.

    Pine Rivers Regional Art Awards Finalist Exhibition

    Pine Rivers Regional Art Gallery, Strathpine

    "Artscape"

    Kedron - Padua College,

    2007

    "Visual Arts Spectacular "... Gallery Walk

    Percolator Gallery, Paddington, Brisbane

    "Art on the Hill"

    St Thomas' Camp Hill

    "Mitchie turns 150"

    Mitchelton Library, Brisbane

    "Do Pigs Fly Left"

    Art Factory Gallery, South Brisbane.

    "Artscape"

    Padua College, Kedron


    2006


    "Visual Flirtations" Graduates Exhibition


    Suncorp Piazza, Southbank

    "Up the Creek" Live Production Exhibition

    Morningside Tafe Gallery

    "Interlude"

    Morningside Tafe Gallery

    "Emergence"

    Art Factory Gallery, South Brisbane.

    "Green Dragon" Exhibition (St. George Bank)

    - Highly Commended Award

    Central Plaza 1, Brisbane

    2005

    "Artscape" - Viewers Choice Award

    Padua College, Kedron, Brisbane

    "Sorted"

    QCA Gallery, Morningside

    "Artscape"

    Kedron Brisbane

    "Global Peace Project"

    www.global-art.org/galleries/2006gallery.html

    Morningside Gallery &Tosone, Arizona, USA & World Peace Website.

    Selected Exhibition Highlights:

           Tattersalls Landscape Prize Finalist Exhibition 2009 and Tattersalls exhibitions 2010 & 2011
        
    2011 Feature Artist "Love Ya Brisbane" Hillsdon Community Art Festiva
       
       Sanctuary Cove Art Festival  Group Exhibitions  2010 & 2011

          2010 First Solo Exhibition  -  "Along those Lines".Art Factory Gallery, South Brisban

           2011 Solo Exhibition "My Town"  

          2009  RQAS Art State Finalist "Yes Minister" Exhibition at Parliament House

          2009  Latrobe Terrace  Paddington "Gallery Walk" - Percolator Gallery

    connect with the spirit and history - through visual arts

    Pamela Gough    Visual Artist  ...  Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
    ".. love.being a tourist in your own town " (c)

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