Next Meeting

Monday 9 September 2019
11.30am Yurara Studio

Our fully equipped studios are located at:

Pinklands Reserve
264 - 266 Cleveland-Redland Bay Road
Thornlands 4163.
UBD Ref 205-R14

Studio Telephone (07) 3207 9633

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Gloria Clay - Redland Yurara

Gloria Clay

A career in Education has involved Gloria in the development and support of Art programs and curriculum with primary school children. She has enjoyed a life-long appreciation of art beginning with her early teacher Helen Collings, and a unique series of classes run by the renowned Queensland Artist Vida Lahey. Helen always encouraged her pupils to enter the eisteddfods which were held at the City Hall, resulting in a number of first prizes for Gloria in the area of design. After many years in the workforce as an educator, she has found fulfilment in the creation of works which still encompass design principles.

Gloria’s studies at the Arts Academy provided the theory, expert teaching and encouragement that not only developed her work, but encouraged a deeper appreciation of Art in both the historical and contemporary sense. These studies, under the direction of Dr Christine Kirkgard and Dr Kay Kane, have been paramount in her artistic development. Kiat Sng has influenced her approach to mixed media.

Gloria has shown in various galleries including Parliament House Annex in 2001 and Archibelle at the Charles Ginn Gallery. Her works are in private collections in Canada, UK and the Netherlands, as well as in local collections.

Since 2000 Gloria has shown regularly at Art Promotions Exhibitions, as well as Rotary Art Show and Abused Child Trust Exhibitions, and the Arts Academy Graduate Exhibition by invitation; Just Nudes Exhibition Ipswich, Brisbane Grammar Art Show, Ashgrove SS Art Show, Brooklands Art Show, Half Dozen Group Exhibitions and Yurara Redlands Members Exhibitions.

In 2005 Gloria accepted full membership of the Half Dozen Group of Artists, and was approached by the Yurara Art Society to be part of their tutoring program where she now continues to teach mixed media. She organises an exhibition at the Yurara Gallery, to showcase her work and that of her students which has become an annual event.

2007- Art x3 - a joint exhibition of works with fellow artists Diana Belluomini and Karen Crichton held at The Art Factory at South Bank. Charles Ginn Gallery at Paddington represented her work which showed in 2009 and featured as part of the “Festive Gallery Walk”. In 2010 Gloria has presented some workshops for The Half Dozen Group of Artists and Private Groups on the topic of Mixed Media.

Robin Wilson - Redland Yurara

Robin Wilson

Robin Wilson was educated in the UK. His artistic talent surfaced at primary school and he was a relatively experienced oil painter at the age of twelve. At thirteen, he won a scholarship to the unique Moseley School of Art which lead to full time tertiary studies at Birmingham College of Art (City University) and further studies from 1959 to 1961 at Shrewsbury College of Art.

Robin obtained teaching qualifications whilst living and working in London between 1969 and 1972. During this period Robin was selected for two major exhibitions in London: The Young Contemporaries in 1957 and another staged at the RBA Gallery in 1960. Since then he has exhibited on 3 continents.

Robin works with a variety of mediums including oils, acrylics, watercolours and inks. His subjects include figure groups, life and still life studies and land and streetscapes. He employs a general post- impressionist to expressionist style with mood, colour and pattern being stressed more than realism. Robin believes that the main influence on his work springs from exploring the works of Stanley Spencer, Paul Nash, Paul Klee, Piet Mondrian, Gustav Klimt and Paul Cézanne.

Robin lives in the Redlands where he continues to paint while teaching at Yurara Art Society.

Annie Jamieson - Redland Yurara

Annie Jamieson

Annie Jamieson: Oil Painting using Tone

Originally from Melbourne living in The Dandenongs, and studied oil painting at the Sherbrooke Art Society in1980-1992 with some very experienced artists who were mostly trained by successors of Max Meldrum who was known as the Founder of Australian Tonalism whom followed in the fashion of Arthur Streeton.

I was working as the Fashion & Clothing Tutor in Tafe for 16 years, always painting when I had time.

On moving to Brisbane I became involved with many tutors David Paulson, Michael Taylor, Warren Palmer, Irene Amos then venturing into creative watercolour with Margaret Haselwood, Print making with Wim De Dos. And Jack Oudyn for creative drawing.

I have had many group exhibitions and was in the stable of Charles Ginn Gallery in Paddington Brisbane or 10 years. I was a finalist in the Redland Art Awards and had an exhibition at the Redland Art Gallery, and have works in Public and private collections.

I was asked to teach at Yurara and have been doing so since 2001.

For me tone is an essential part of painting, and I strive to encourage students to stretch the boundaries and look at different techniques, to make works exciting, artworks that draw the viewer into look a second time and feel the work, always seeing more.

Cliff Eames - Redland Yurara

Cliff Eames


Graphic Designer and Fine Artist having a Diploma of Arts - Visual Communication (1984) and a Diploma of Arts [Fine Arts] (1979) both from the Queensland Art College.

Cliff worked for many years in the Queensland Art Gallery prior to its move to South Brisbane where he worked in numerous positions including as an assistant registrar, Collection Storage. He moved to the Queensland Department of Education as a Supervising Graphic Designer in Special Education working there for 8 years before taking up a position in a private design agency for 4 years.

From there he established a new design company in partnership with another designer providing a range of services in print, web and multimedia. Also he provided tuition through work experience to students interested in pursuing a career in graphic design.

Cliff is a practicing printmaker including linocuts, etchings and lithography, he paints in oils and acrylics and has a particular interest in drawing. His takes a wholistic approach to his art and is not confined to any particular style or medium.

He is a member of Yurara Art Society, Impress Printmakers Studio & Gallery and an Aspirant member of Aspire Gallery.