Reynolds Celebrates Art Walk

An enlightening stroll through the Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Center (BCEC) with artist Bruce Reynolds provides context and the backstory to the Pamphlet series they have on display.

Celebrating ten years of his South Brisbane public artworks, Bruce Reynolds walks us through the creation and development of these iconic pieces.

Alongside curators Cassandra Lehman and Jacqueline Armitstead, the artist highlights his ‘Pamphlet’ series featured at the Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre (BCEC). The works reference the early settlement of the Brisbane River when John Oxley was led here by Thomas Pamphlet, a convict he rescued in the Moreton Bay area.

This large-scale series comprises three installations: polyhedral forms depicting the 2011 floods, polyurethane foam panel carvings between the mezzanine and plaza levels, and panoramic collages depicting narratives and incidents of the Brisbane River.

You can view these artworks at the BCEC, starting at the Grey Street entrance.

The artist

Originally born and raised in Canberra, renowned artist Bruce Reynolds now resides in Queensland. Reynolds studied at the ANU School of Art and the Victorian College of the Arts in Melbourne during the 70s. Giving back to the creative community, Reynolds taught at the ANU School of Art and Queensland College of Art from the early 1980s up until 2006.

Reynolds has participated in numerous solo and group exhibitions here and abroad. The Queensland Art Gallery, National Gallery of Australia, Museum of Brisbane, Artbank, and High Court are esteemed galleries that display his work.

Counterbalanced by scepticism and idealism, Reynolds’s creations come to life with relief sculptures and other mediums that leverage materiality to evoke a dialogue between his artistic journey (including exploratory trips to China, Bangladesh, Rome and Malta) and the archaic.

See his work

In partnership with Museums & Galleries Queensland, Bruce Reynolds is touring his latest exhibition, How Soon is Now. For further details, please visit here.

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