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Monday 13 May 2019
11.30am Yurara Studio

Welcome New Members

Sandra Exley
Margot Wood
Kim Dickson
Lunn Dickenson
Pam Dickens
Lynn Wright
Amanda Jean
Gail King
Millie Simic
Peter Veal
Carmen McNaught

Our fully equipped studios are located at:

Pinklands Reserve
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- Visual Artist

Annie who now resides on Coochiemudlo Island was educated in Victoria and has a Diploma of Fashion and a Trained Technical Teacher Certificate. She has been a designer/pattern maker in the Clothing trade and worked as a Tafe teacher for 18 years.

She has works of art in the Redland City Council Permanent Art Collection and in the permanent collections at Redeemer College, Rochedale and Trinity College, Ashmore.

She has been teaching at the Yurara Studio and for the Coochiemudio Island Group since 2003.

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.