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Artist shares stunning view of local landmarks

Published: 18 January 2019

Artist shares stunning view of local landmarks
One of the works by artist Tien Ting Fang to be displayed at Logan Art Gallery from tonight.

Eye-catching impressions of Logan and Brisbane landmarks will adorn the walls of the Logan Art Gallery from today (January 18).

Loganholme artist Phuong Ly has produced a series of watercolour paintings portraying iconic landscapes from throughout the City of Logan and Brisbane.

Acting Mayor Cherie Dalley said the paintings featured locations including the pagoda at Chung Tian Temple, Logan Art Gallery, Bryants Rd at Loganholme, Wickham St and the Queen Street Mall.

Phuong worked as an architect in his native Vietnam before moving to Australia and won the 2018 Annie Tann Memorial Watercolour Award at the Queensland Regional Art Awards.

His Beloved cities exhibition, which opens today at the gallery, captures cityscapes, seascapes and landscapes along with drawings of people he meets.

Councillor Dalley said today marked the start of the Logan Art Gallery’s next round of exhibitions, along with the launch of the full gallery program for 2019.

“I encourage the community to support Logan Art Gallery this year,” she said.

“Each year, the gallery plays host to a fascinating array of exhibitions, workshops and activities and 2019 is shaping up to be yet another fantastic year.”

The first exhibition round for 2019 will run from today until March 2 and will feature four different exhibitions spread throughout the gallery.

City Lifestyle and Community Committee Chairperson, Councillor Steve Swenson, said also opening would be a major solo exhibition by renowned artist Jun Chen, focusing on his paintings of Australian landscapes.

The Woodridge artist will present his Landscapes exhibition.

Jun Chen was Queensland’s sole finalist in 2018 in the Archibald Prize, the sixth time he has been a finalist.

The first round exhibition program also includes:

* Our forests by Tien Ting Fang which is an immersive installation of large scale oil paintings which depict a forest through the seasons.

* Rigid and soft by Ping Li which is a series of vivid and semi-abstract oil paintings which capture the beauty of Chinese and Australian flora and illustrate her journey of immigration to Australia.

* Positive mindset: create, connect, chat which showcases a selection of students’ work from the Positive Mindset Creative Arts Festival held over the last three years by Metro South Addiction and Mental Health Services, Metro South Hospital and Health Service. The festival uses creative arts to promote mental well-being and reduce the stigma of mental illness and addiction issues in young people.

Exhibiting artists Jun Chen and Tien Ting Fang will talk about their work from 5.30pm today (January 18) prior to the launch of the new exhibitions.

More information about the exhibitions visit logan.qld.gov.au