YOUNG BLOOD GROUP EXHIBITION
OPENING: 12th - 31st May
(The opening reception will be held on Thursday the 14th May from 6:00pm-8:00pm)
PLACE: REDSEA Gallery on James Street.
REDSEA Gallery is proud to present an inaugural group exhibition showcasing Brisbane’s next generation of artists.
By utilising its position as an established international art gallery, REDSEA aims to help launch the careers of these seven outstanding student artists, whose work displays incredible promise and ambition. Young Blood will prove to uncover the forefront of the budding contemporary art scene of Brisbane.
Little is left of the dated notion of the Brisbane philistine, as today this city bustles with innovation, creativity, and our own evolved sense of culture. It is this contemporary avant-guard that Young Blood embodies, as each artist ignites new paths not only within their artistic practice, but also within this city’s artistic future.
These seven student artists; Roman Longginou, Ellie Rackemann, Guy Lobwein, Gary Winfield, Ololade Adeniyi, Tom Emmett and Lee Wilkes all reside in Brisbane and each of these artists have begun sketching out a path in the contemporary art locale. From Lobwein’s qualification into the Churchie Prize, to Wilkes’ and Rackemann’s exhibitions at major public galleries and Adeniyi, Winfield, Emmett and Longginou’s academic successes and representation in university publications.
Each of these artist were not only selected for this exhibition due to the credibility of their work, but also the seriousness and devotion they’ve each taken to establishing themselves as professional artists: a task synonymous with struggle, stress, and even starvation! It is because of this harsh reality facing young artists that REDSEA Gallery is enthusiastic about giving these rising stars a “leg-up” into the art world- launching possibilities, and launching dreams.
Lee Steer, Managing Director of REDSEA Gallery - “I established REDSEA Gallery six years ago, and through this time have watched Brisbane’s art scene hurtle forward with inspirational dynamism. I see these seven student artists as all having fantastic potential and, in a way, they also represent the next forefront of art within this city. Perhaps, one of these student artists will become the next Picasso? Yes, it is an exciting possibility of discovery- but for now I’m just happy to give back something to the city that has embraced REDSEA Gallery, and continually fuels my passion for art.”