Dan Elborne

Having just submitted his PhD in Fine Art, ceramicist Dan Elborne has accepted our invitation to join The Regions contemporary art project.

He has created work from the remnants of the residue of clay that had been sourced locally at Kleinton, and from Japan, France, and the US. The 30 – 40 kilos of different coloured clay will not break down following the firing process - they will not return to the earth as dust generally would. As a response to the longevity of the residue it will be turned into a body of work whereby the crumbs will be combined with a fine white cement, and poured into a mould. The works created will be exhibited at Rosalie Gallery, Goombungee, opening on 12th April, at 7pm.

Artist Talk / Q&A with Alexandra Lawson at the opening

Danish artist, Eva Koch is visiting The Regions

Danish artist, Eva Koch works spatially in the fields of video installation, sound and sculpture.

Eva will be working with The Regions in March 2019 where she will give a series of artist’s talks about the large scale interactive works and videos that she has created.

A selection of Eva’s video works will play and Eva will talk about some of the processes involved in both conceptualising and creating her work.

Eva will deliver artist’s talks:

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

  • Friday 22nd March at Crows Nest Community Centre, William Street, Crows Nest from 1:30 - 2:30pm, William Street Crows Nest.

  • Saturday 23rd March in the Oakey Library, 62 Campbell Street, Oakey from 10:30 - 11:30am

    RSVP to hello@theregions.net as seating is limited at each venue.

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Image: from ‘My Sea’ Photo: Gert Skærlund

'Sindikit are coming to Toowoomba!

As part of The Regions project, Alexandra Lawson Gallery (and RAYGUN Lab) have brought the founders of an American collaborative art project to Toowoomba for a week from March 3rd, 2019. Tim Doud and Zoë Charlton will be hosting an invitational dinner with members of the locally-based Mulberry Project, working with RAYGUN Lab and Alexandra Lawson Gallery, fine art students at USQ and visiting First Coat Studios.

  • Monday 4th March - Friday 9th March, USQ Red Door Gallery (open studio/all welcome)

  • Tuesday 5th March - 5.30 - 7pm, First Coat Studios, 6 Laurel Street, Toowoomba (all welcome)

  • Friday 9th March - Collaboration with the Mulberry Project, Nobby

‘Sindikit collaboration meeting.

‘Sindikit collaboration meeting.

'Finding Space' in the Toowoomba Region

Australian movement artist and videographer Kirsty Lee is developing a series of new artworks called ‘Finding Space’.

Alexandra Lawson Gallery (ALG) is proud to partner with Toowoomba Regional Council for this Council initiated Regional Arts Development Fund Project: The Regions.

Project manager Alexandra Lawson states ‘Kirsty Lee will make the work as a response to a series of conversations she will have with people who are invested in, or living in these places in order to identify the beauty and the intrigue of everyday space and the surroundings of a community. An aspect which can become silenced by the continuous exposure of generations of viewing.

Conversations are open to the public and will occur in:

  • Millmerran on Friday 15th February at 9.30am at Forage Kitchen and Coffee Bar, 55 Campbell Street, Millmerran

  • Hampton on Saturday 16th February at 9.30am at Emeraude, 8616 New England Highway Hampton

  • Goombungee on Saturday 16th February at 12pm at Goombungee Antiques & Cafe, 105 Mocatta Street, Goombungee

Please RSVP for catering purposes to hello@theregions.net or to 0418603695.

Through the conversations held in these locations at these times Lee will create work which will reimagine the community’s understanding of their space and surroundings.

Lee says the new video works will be imbued with colour, speed, repetition and form. These visually ambiguous works invite the viewer to reimagine their sense of ‘space’ and ‘place’.

‘The Regions’, managed by Alexandra Lawson Gallery brings local, national and international artists to the Toowoomba region throughout the first half of 2019.

Lawson states “It’s my pleasure to work on this project and I would like to thank Arts Queensland and the Toowoomba Regional Council who have enabled Kirsty Lee to engage with members of the Toowoomba region and undertake this unique project.