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Outback art hits Logan

The ceramic artworks of 40 artists from central Australia will be displayed at the Logan Art Gallery over the next 30 days.

The Clay on country exhibition will showcase sculptures, vessels and installations displayed alongside paintings and works on paper to depict where the artists live and work in Australia’s interior desert region.

Artback NT developed the exhibition, which is touring the country until 2026, and is one of four currently showing at the Logan gallery.

Others include a series of works by local First Nations artists chosen by Logan elders for an annual memorial exhibition to one of the city’s most renowned artists, the late Uncle Reg Knox.

The Aboriginal elder, who died in 2020, left behind murals, oil paintings, sculptures and drawings promoting reconciliation and unity.

One of his works hangs in the Vatican Museums’ art collection in Rome.

He was commissioned to create the piece for then-pop John Paul II in 1986 when he visited Australia.

Another Indigenous artist, Troy Skeen, currently has a solo exhibition at the gallery.

Troy is the son of elder Joseph Skeen, a fellow artist and second-generation Aboriginal artefact-maker now in his 80s.

Mr Skeen’s sisters and brothers are also artists.

The final exhibition is a collection of vibrant artworks designed by young Logan artists.

The exhibition recognises World Environment Day, held annually each June to highlight environmental issues and encourage positive action.

The gallery, located on the corner of Jacaranda Avenue and Wembley Road in Logan Central, is open Tuesday to Saturday (10am to 5pm). Entry is free.

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