You, Me and a Cup of Tea

You, Me and a Cup of Tea

Gallery: BRAG

Exhibiting Space: Gallery One

Gallery: BRAG

Exhibiting Space: BRAG

Dates: 2 Feb 2017 - 19 Mar 2017

Artist/s: Curated by Zoe Blandford

You, Me and a Cup of Tea draws together wonderfully rich and diverse artworks that pay tribute to the role that tea plays in our daily lives. The exhibition’s key artists include Beverley Budgen, Denise Faulkner, Susan Gourley and Kim Schoenberger.

Curated by Bundaberg Regional Galleries’ Exhibitions Officer, Zoe Blandford, the show also includes 10 of our regional artists, invited to reinterpret a familiar Australian biscuit. You’ll see everything from the humble milk arrowroot in Betty Searle’s ‘Smoko’ to the playful ceramic ‘Road Testing the Pineapple Tim Tam’ by artist Caryl Plant. Other local artists include Clinton Cross, Shane Foley, David Graham, Julie Hylands, Marlies Oakley, Paul Perry, Caryl Plant, Betty Searle, Adrienne Williams and Jo Williams, each selecting a biscuit to showcase their individual art practice.

You, Me and a Cup of Tea includes a stunning installation of 1869 recycled teabags that form a kaleidoscope of butterflies by Kim Schoenberger, along with Denise Faulkner‘s watercolours in whimsical compositions that combine some of Bundaberg’s beautiful birds with fine china.

A second installation of delectable French-inspired patisseries by artist Susan Gourley poses questions around consumerism, and Beverley Budgen’s interiors help us reflect on the ageless and age-old social importance of meeting for tea.

Exhibition Opening:  Friday 3 February, 5:30pm
Free Event  |  Gallery One  | BRAG

Artist Talk:  Saturday 4 February, 10am-11am
Join us for cups of tea and conversations with artist Susan Gourley
Free Event  |  Gallery One | BRAG

The Art of Books: Thursday 23 February, 6:30pm – 8pm *
A night of lively discussion about art and the rituals of tea woven around ‘The Little Coffee Shop of Kabul’ by Deborah Rodriguez – it’s okay if you haven’t read the book, please come along and join in the fun.
Free Event   |  Gallery One | BRAG

Crafternoon Tea:  Saturday 11 march, 3pm – 4.30pm *
Come for tea and celebrate the final week of You, Me and a Cup of Tea and the launch of our Craft Crowd Program for 2017. From Tiny Terrariums to Shibori Dying, we’ll get you crafty and creative each month from March to November.
Free Event   |  Gallery One | BRAG

* For catering purposes, please phone 4130 4750 to book these two events

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In the Light of Truth (Detail), Kim Schoenberger, 2016, Used tea bags. Photo: Tony Webdale

Cup of Tea Gourley

A Consumer's Guide to Unobtainable Happiness (Detail), Susan Gourley