‘The Regions’ project, managed by the Alexandra Lawson Gallery (Alexandra Lawson and Laura Black) facilitates contemporary arts projects by international artists, Eva Koch (Denmark), Zoe Charlton and Tim Doud (US), Kirsty Lee and Dan Elborne in the greater Toowoomba Region. The project took place in March and April 2019.
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‘Permanence’ is a solo exhibition comprising a series of objects primarily constructed from the bi-product of a recent, long-term body of work which, through its production, left a large amount of fired ceramic particles. Many of these particles come from clay collected in the local areas which are part of ‘The Regions’.
Dan’s exhibition opened at the Rosalie Gallery at 89 Mocatta St, Goombungee QLD 4354 on Friday 12th April, from 7-9pm for refreshments and a Q&A with the artist, all welcome.
Saturday 13th April, Rosalie Gallery, 89 Mocatta Street, Goombungee, 10am-1pm
Facilitator and artists Kim Walmsley held a workshop where, in a small group, participants worked from individual stories, to shared stories of family, heritage and historical knowledge of place to create an artwork they could keep.
Places were limited, so participants needed to register their interest through the Rosalie Gallery or at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Kirsty has completed a number of community conversations and observations recently in Millmerran, Hampton and Goombungee. Out of these, she created a series of new video artworks called ‘Finding Space’. These digital works were exhibited at the Rosalie Art Gallery in Goombungee from Friday 15th March until Sunday 24th March.
The opening was held on Friday 15th March at 7 - 9pm, refreshments served, all welcome.
Eva Koch is an internationally acclaimed sculptor and video artist. Her work is often large-scale and interactive with many components. Eva conducted a number of artist talks about her practice, while a selection of her works were displayed, giving audiences the opportunity to experience her works during her visit. Eva presented at:
USQ Arts Theatre (A Block) at the University of Southern Queensland on 21st March, 9am.
Crows Nest Community and RSL Centre on 21st March from 1.30pm - 2.30pm, William Street Crows Nest.
Oakey Library on 23rd March, also from 10.30 - 11.30am, 62 Campbell Street, Oakey.
Sindikit is a collaborative project by Tim Doud and Zoe Charlton (US). They run a gallery, undertake remote projects and do other amazing things like editing books and hosting conversations dinner and ‘critical’ discussions. While in Toowoomba they completed a range of activities, including:
Artist in Residence - Monday 4th - Friday 9th March, USQ Red Door Gallery, A Block, USQ campus, Toowoomba (open studio)
Tuesday 5th March 5.30 - 7pm, First Coat Studios, 6 Laurel Street, Toowoomba
Wednesday 6th March 11am - Artist Talk, USQ Red Door Gallery, A Block, USQ campus, Toowoomba
Thursday 7th March 5.30pm - Exhibition opening - Red Door Gallery, A Block, USQ campus, Toowoomba
‘Sindikit also completed a collaboration with the Mulberry Project, Nobby. The outcomes will be shared when the project is complete.
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