Clear Vision for Murky Waters

'Lunar' (detail) by Lauren Jayne Carter will form part of the inaugural group exhibition at Murky Waters Studio launching this Friday night.

Townsville’s latest artist studio will launch its first exhibition this Friday.

Murky Waters Studio, opened in December 2018, will host Lunar, a collection of works by North Queensland artists inspired by the Lunar New Year. Resident artist Hannah Murray said the space was designed to support and bolster the local arts community.

“The Studio is home to four local artists who all shared a common desire to work in a supportive studio collective environment. In time, we hope to establish Murky Waters as an engaging and vibrant artist-run space in Townsville,” Hannah said.

Lunar was initially meant to be held in February to align with the start of the Lunar New Year. In light of the devastating floods we rescheduled the exhibition with the new launch date to be now held on International Women’s Day – equally fitting given we are an all-female artist collective.

“As a collective we are all very passionate about celebrating and supporting the local arts community. Our aim has always been to share the space and Lunar gives artists the perfect opportunity to exhibit somewhere new.”

The group exhibition will be the first of many, with more opportunities for local artists in the future.

“Beyond Lunar and aside from working on our respective art practices, Murky Waters Studio will be very busy accepting exhibition proposals, preparing for Pop Up North Queensland 2019, as well as developing a number of super exiting, yet to be announced artist-in-residence programs and partnerships! Watch this space!”

Catch the launch of Lunar at Murky Waters Studio (126 Hanran Street) from 6pm this Friday. The exhibition will run until 5 April. For more information, follow murkywatersstudio on Instagram.

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