Space Invaders on display at USC Gallery

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Space Invaders on display at USC Gallery


A student admires some of Margaret Ellen Turner's works on display in the USC Gallery

22 November 2013

A colourful collection of paintings reminiscent of a popular video arcade game from the 1980s was one of two exhibitions officially opened at the University of the Sunshine Coast Gallery last night (Thursday 21 November).

A crowd of about 100 people attended the opening event, at which USC’s Senior Lecturer in Art and Design Dr Lisa Chandler spoke about the exhibition Margaret Ellen Turner: Space Invaders.

This exhibition, by award-winning Caloundra artist Margaret Ellen Turner, features large paintings that are filled with brightly coloured, repetitive balloon-like shapes that form hypnotic patterns.

Turner has been shortlisted for many national and regional prizes and this exhibition showcases her work, Space Invaders #572, which recently won the Kenilworth Arts Prize.

The second exhibition, Raw Line: Caloundra Drawing Collective, is a series of pencil and ink wash drawings, focusing on short poses and collaborative sketches that capture fleeting moments and movement.

Both exhibitions will continue at the USC Gallery until Friday 20 December.

The gallery is located at the University campus on Sippy Downs Drive, Sippy Downs. It is open free to the public from 10am to 4pm Monday to Saturday and closed Sundays and public holidays.

— Terry Walsh

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