William ROBINSON Passing storm, late afternoon, Beechmont
'Mountain' series, fourth of five 1993
oil on linen
QUT Art Collection
Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program by William Robinson, 2017
While the spectacular hinterland of South East Queensland has provided unparalleled inspiration for William Robinson's work, the artist draws equally upon his imagination and his capacity to summon memories and visual impressions of places he has experienced. Nature imagined offers a new understanding of Robinson's sophisticated vision of his lived environment, and how, while providing source material, the landscape is never a mere representation but an emblem of Robinson's world view.
The exhibition will have a special education focus at The Cube, one of the world's largest digital interactive learning and display spaces, located adjacent to the William Robinson Gallery. This unique interaction of art and science will provide an inspiring, explorative and participatory digital experience to discover insights into Robinson's painting techniques, as well as information on the unique environment of South East Queensland.