Toowoomba Regional Art Gallery

current exhibitions

Jayne Hodge
Saturday, 14 October, 2017 to Sunday, 12 November, 2017

Jayne HODGE / Title 2017 / acrylic on canvas / size / Reproduced by kind permission

Over the past few years I have been drawn to the possible surroundings and experiences of soldiers during World War II in PNG. This particular part of the World War II conflict has consumed me because of its close proximity to Australia and because my father was a young soldier from Toowoomba.

Growing up in the 1950s I asked many questions about the war however I was given very selective answers. My creative mind was encouraged, and so I imagined what could have happened, and how the country appeared.

This exhibition explores imaginative landscapes and battles, and general living experiences. My ideas have evolved from the enormous amount of information available. Photographs, drawings and diaries in particular, have encouraged my mind to tell the story from an opinion formed by me, the offspring of a soldier, who witnessed events he believed would never again be experienced by any human being. During his life, my father refused to return to what he called, "A Bastard of a Place."

 

This exhibition is part of the Cam Robertson Gallery exhibition program that showcases the work of artists, curators and arts organisations in the Toowoomba Region.

Friday, 3 November, 2017 to Sunday, 10 December, 2017

Tarn Mclean, Reds + Brown Scale #4 from the Colour series, 2014. Acrylic on linen, 120 x 140cm. Reproduced by kind permission. 2016 PhD Graduate.

An exhibition across two venues by University of Southern Queensland Visual Arts students from Bachelor of Creative Arts, Honours, Masters and PhD programs representing ceramics, sculpture, painting and printmaking. This exhibition showcases the research each student has completed in their chosen area of art practice.

The second venue is the USQ Arts Gallery from 3 November to 29 November 2016.

For further information visit www.usq.edu.au/artsworx

Saturday, 11 November, 2017 to Sunday, 7 January, 2018

Installation detail St Ursula’s College 2017. Crates on Wheels Travelling Schools’ Exhibition.

Every two years the Toowoomba Regional Art Gallery facilitates the Toowoomba Biennial Emerging Artists Award Exhibition and supports the creative talents of some of south-east Queensland’s most promising emerging artists. Selected works from this exhibition are then sent on tour to schools within the Toowoomba region as part of the Crates on Wheels Travelling Schools’ Exhibition. This initiative nurtures the careers of emerging artists from South East Queensland and provides students in the Toowoomba region the opportunity to engage with contemporary art practice through educational outcomes.

Follow our lead showcases artworks by participating students from Toowoomba region in response to the Crates on Wheels Tour. Crates on Wheels is a Toowoomba Regional Art Gallery biennial touring initiative, connecting emerging artists from South East Queensland with students in the Toowoomba region through educational outcomes.

Jean Cameron
Saturday, 18 November, 2017 to Sunday, 17 December, 2017

Jean Cameron, Nearly caught out, 2017. Raku clay, dimensions variable. Reproduced by kind permission.

In 2015 Jean Cameron was able to face her fears and investigate a way to create artwork relating to her life-long battle with depression. Exposing her vulnerability and portraying her emotions helped Jean deal with her inner turmoil evolving into a more uplifting theme. Emerging Thoughts reveals a sense of play, light-heartedness, positivity and sensitivity.