Spotlight on Logan’s creative arts

Just a short trip down the road lies a cultural hub that many Gold Coasters may not even be aware of.

The City of Logan is home to many talented artists who enrich the community. Logan City Council’s vision is for a community that celebrates its creativity and diversity through arts, culture and heritage.

The city is home to a number of venues offering the community access to a range of creative arts, including the Logan Art Gallery and the Logan Entertainment Centre.

Council’s City Lifestyle Committee Chairperson Councillor Laurie Koranski said the gallery offered a place to discover ever-changing exhibitions by the City of Logan’s best local artists.

“These artists highlight the city’s cultural, social and environmental diversity in imaginative ways through a diverse range of art forms,” Cr Koranski said.

“Our award-winning gallery regularly showcases artworks by local artists of all nationalities as well as touring exhibitions on loan from major galleries.”

The first exhibition round for 2021 opened on 22 January and will run until 27 February.

It will feature artists Helena Jackson-Lloyd, Lei Xu, Ronelle Reid, Richard Connor and Chloe Wigg.

Helena created a series of large abstract paintings during an artist-in-residency at Curtin Springs Cattle Station in the Northern Territory.

Her exhibition, ‘Of the desert’, showcases natural materials found in the area.

Woodridge artist Lei Xu has produced a new series of oil paintings for this exhibition.

‘The smell of memory’ focuses on people enjoying food, sharing meals and happy times around the dinner table.

Bookings for all sessions is essential and can be made online at logan.qld.gov.au/artgallery

This exhibition round also includes:

  • ‘Elements’ by Edens Landing artist Richard Connors, whose abstract paintings explore the four basic elements of earth, fire, water and air.
  • ‘Urban menagerie’ by Ronelle Reid from Cedar Vale. The exhibition of oil, ink and gouache paintings highlights images captured during a week-long artistic residency at the Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary late last year. Ronelle’s quirky compositions pair species that don’t coexist in nature.
  • Chloe Wigg from Rochedale South turned to art therapy after she was injured and medically retired from work. Her works in the ‘Natural resilience: inner feelings, outward reflections’ exhibition draw on her own experience of living with an invisible disability.

The 2021 program can be accessed online at logan.qld.gov.au/downloads/file/2925/2021-exhibition-program

Follow @loganartgallery on Instagram for more updates throughout the year on exhibitions and displays.

The Logan Entertainment Centre is the City of Logan’s premier entertainment venue.

“It is a wonderful venue which hosts a variety of events ranging from theatre shows and concerts to exhibitions, school productions and award dinners,” Cr Koranski said.

Coming up at the LEC on 21 March is the new musical comedy ‘Margaret Fulton: The Musical’ based on her bestselling autobiography ‘I Sang for My Supper’.

Book a cabaret seat or table for a two-course lunch before the show with the classic recipes that made Margaret Fulton a household name then sit back and enjoy this heart-warming musical.

To book your tickets or discover more great LEC entertainment visit loganentertainmentcentre.com.au

LEC’s services and facilities include an experienced events team and production specialists, full bar, and kiosk, audio-visual and lighting equipment, computerised on-site ticketing system and free off-street parking as well as disabled access.

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