Toowoomba Regional Art Gallery

current exhibitions

Saturday, 1 February, 2020 to Sunday, 26 April, 2020

Image: Lionel LINDSAY 1874-1961 / John Preece ex libris n.d. [1928] / wood engraving (proof) / 6.7 x 5.6cm / Lionel Lindsay Gallery and Library Collection 132 / © National Library of Australia / Reproduced by kind permission 

The Lionel Lindsay Art Gallery and Library was established by W.R.F. (Bill) and Marion Bolton in Toowoomba in 1959. Writing to Lionel Lindsay himself in 1957, Bill Bolton had justly predicted that the library collection ‘will be something absolutely out of the box’ – meaning something excellent and outstanding. This exhibition uncovers some of the treasure hunts that made and still make the Lionel Lindsay Library outstanding. It showcases treasured items and tells stories about bibliophiles, collectors and dealers who assisted the Boltons to bring them together. 

Saturday, 8 February, 2020 to Sunday, 22 March, 2020

Jemima WYMAN / Pairabeenee People / Aggregate Icon (from centre to periphery: Free-Gaza protester, Palestine, 5th May 2012 (Che Guevara t-shirt), Anti-government protester, Milan, 14th December 2010 (screaming skull), Union member protester against labour and fiscal reform, Madrid, 31st March 2012 (striped t-shirt), Indigenous land rights protester, Caledonia, 28th February 2006 (camo hoodie)…)  2016 / hand-cut digital photographs, collage / 173 cm diameter / Mackay Regional Council Art Collection / Reproduced by kind permission.

Violent Salt brings together contemporary artists from across Australia representing diverse cultural heritage. Co-curated by Yhonnie Scarce and Claire Watson, the exhibition reflects on the experiences of the marginalised, the underrepresented and the silenced. The exhibition discusses issues surrounding racism and discrimination against First Nations peoples and minority groups as well as the lack of respect for, and desecration of culture and the natural environment. Violent Salt invites artists to speak their truths about these experiences and offers an opportunity for understanding and connection, whilst seeking to celebrate and honour Australia’s unique multiculturalism and landscape. 

Violent Salt is an Artspace Mackay Touring Exhibition co-curated by Yhonnie Scarce and Claire Watson. 

 

Image: Lionel LINDSAY 1874-1961 / Balconies, Venice n.d. / watercolour and pencil / 38.8 x 26.8cm sheet / Lionel Lindsay Gallery and Library Collection 044 / © National Library of Australia / Reproduced by kind permission 

This exhibition pays tribute to Marion Bolton (1908-1994) and her vital role, alongside her husband W.R.F. Bolton (1905-1973), to establish and maintain the Lionel Lindsay Gallery and Library Collection. The Lindsay Collection was officially opened to the public in 1959 and has been housed at Toowoomba Regional Art Gallery since 1994.