CONTEMPORARY ART PROJECTS IN THE TOOWOOMBA REGION

‘The Regions’, managed by the Alexandra Lawson Gallery, brings local, national and international artists to the Toowoomba Region to undertake a series of contemporary art projects in local communities. Artists Kirsty Lee, Tim Doud and Zoë Charlton (US), Eva Koch (Denmark) and Dan Elborne will be conducting inclusive projects in Toowoomba, Goombungee, Milmerran, Hampton, Nobby, Crows Nest, Oakey throughout March and April 2019.

This project has received financial assistance from the Regional Arts Development Fund which is a partnership between the Queensland Government and the Toowoomba Regional Council to support local arts and culture in regional Queensland.

Dan Elborne’s Exhibition - ‘Permanence’

Toowoomba Regional Art Gallery

Opening & Artist Talk

“In conversation Dan Elborne with Alexandra Lawson”

Sunday 7 July at 1.30pm

Free event | All welcome | RSVP (07) 4688 6652

Exhibition dates: 1 July - 11 August, 2019

Gallery open Tuesday - Saturday 11am-4pm, Sunday 1pm-4pm

closed Mondays and Public Holidays


Previous events

Dan ELborne

‘PERMANENCE’

Dan Elborne exhibited his new work ‘Permanence’ at the Rosalie Gallery in Goombungee from 12th until 28th April. The opening was held on 12th April from 7 - 9pm, with refreshments and a Q and A with Ali Lawson from the Alexandra Lawson Gallery.

Kim Walmsley

‘Making your Mark’

  • Saturday 13th April, 2019, Rosalie Gallery, 89 Mocatta Street, Goombungee, 10am - 1pm

As part of The Regions project we are delighted to be working with local indigenous artist, Kim Walmsley on a mark-making workshop held in the Rosalie Gallery.

Kim worked in a small group, from individual stories, to shared stories of family, heritage and historical knowledge of place. Kim facilitated their mark making and connection to the lands and regions where the participants lived.

The workshop was FREE, with bookings through The Regions (hello@theregions.net) or the Rosalie Gallery directly. Rosalie Gallery, 89 Mocatta Street, Goombungee.

EVA KOCH

Danish artist Eva Koch visited ‘The Regions’ and gave several artists talks about her work:

  • Thursday 21st March, 2019 USQ Arts Theatre, A Block, University of Southern Queensland from 9am.

  • Thursday 21st March, 2019 Crows Nest Community Centre, William Street, Crows Nest from 1.30 - 2.30pm.

  • Saturday 23rd March, 2019 in the Oakey Library, 62 Campbell Street, Oakey, from 10.30- 11.30am.

KIRSTY LEE

‘FINDING SPACE’

  • Friday 15th March - Saturday 23rd March 2019 at Rosalie Gallery in Goombungee and in the Millmerran Community Library. Opened in Goombungee Friday 15th March, 7pm, all were welcome.

SINDIKIT

American collaborative art project, ‘Sindikit to Toowoomba for a week in March 2019. Tim Doud and Zoë Charlton hosted an invitational dinner with members of the locally-based Mulberry Project, worked with RAYGUN Lab and Alexandra Lawson Gallery, fine arts students at USQ, and visited First Coat Studios.


PROJECTS

 
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DAN ELBORNE

‘PERMANENCE’

is a solo exhibition made from the particles of fired clay that has been sourced from locations of influence and significance to the artist: Kleinton, Toowoomba, New South Wales, Victoria, the Australian Capital Territory, Japan, Spain, France, Denmark, Iceland, Finland and the USA. The different coloured minerals and grades of clay, as a result of high temperature firing, are unable to break down as they would if left in their raw state: an irreversible process will not break down following the firing process. In considering the longevity of the residue – this collected material has been turned into a series of permanent, honorary objects for display. Exhibition opens in the Rosalie Gallery on 12th April from 7 - 9pm. Exhibition runs until 28th April.


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‘Making your mark’

Kim Walmsley is a Toowoomba-based indigenous artist. Responding to Dan Elborne’s exhibition at the Rosalie Gallery, Kim held a free workshop where she worked with participants to make an artwork. Participants worked from individual stories, to shared stories of family, heritage and historical knowledge of place. Kim facilitated the mark-making and connection to the lands where participants live.

Saturday 13th April, Rosalie Gallery, 89 Mocatta Street, Goombungee, 10am-1pm

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KIRSTY LEE

‘FINDING SPACE’

Kirsty Lee opened her exhibition of new artworks called ‘Finding Space’, at Rosalie Gallery in Goombungee. These new works have been created following her community conversations in the region.

Exhibition opens March 15th, 2019.

Click through for the artist’s statement.

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Eva Koch

‘ARTIST TALKS’

USQ Arts Theatre, A Block at the University of Southern Queensland on 21st March, 9am

Crows Nest Community and RSL Centre on 22nd March from 1.30 - 2.30pm, William Street Crows Nest.

Oakey Library on 23rd March, from 10.30 - 11.30am, 62 Campbell Street, Oakey.

Eva Koch is an internationally acclaimed sculptor and video artist. During her visit, Eva gave a series of artist’s talks about her work which particularly revolved around the themes of communication and the shared features of human experience.

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‘SINDIKIT

As part of The Regions, Alexandra Lawson Gallery (and RAYGUN Lab) brought the founders of American collaborative art project, ‘Sindikit to Toowoomba for a week in March 2019. Tim Doud and Zoë Charlton hosted an invitational dinner with members of the locally-based Mulberry Project, worked with RAYGUN Lab and Alexandra Lawson Gallery, fine arts students at USQ, and visited First Coat Studios.