Toowoomba Regional Art Gallery

current exhibitions

2017 Award Winner Luke ABBOT / Mandible setting 2017 / articulated ring: titanium, 925 silver, gem / 2.8 x 2.1 x 0.7cm / Toowoomba Regional Art Gallery - Toowoomba City Collection 2207 / Acquired from Contemporary Wearables 2017 Biennial Jewellery Award & Exhibition / Reproduced by kind permission

Contemporary Wearables Biennial Jewellery Award and Exhibition recognises and promotes experimentation, exploration and innovation in design and use of materials in the creation of contemporary jewellery. Inaugurated in 1989, the award continues to attract entries from prominent and emerging artists in Australia and New Zealand. The award exhibition brings together a diverse range of contemporary works created by jewellers, artisans and makers that are contemporary in both design and concept. Artists’ works selected for the exhibition are eligible for acquisition by Toowoomba Regional Art Gallery for the Toowoomba Regional Art Gallery – Toowoomba City Collection. Award winners will be announced along with selected acquisitions at the official opening and awards ceremony on Sunday 8 September 2019.

 

Opening & Award Ceremony 
Sunday 8 September @ 1.30pm

 

Twilight Tour 
Thursday 24 October @ 5.30pm

 

Free events | All welcome | RSVP (07) 4688 6652

 

Contemporary Wearables Biennial Jewellery Award and Exhibition is proudly supported by Toowoomba Regional Council. 

Saturday, 7 September, 2019 to Sunday, 6 October, 2019

Di ELSDEN / Orchids in the glasshouse, Butchart Gardens (Vancouver Island) 2019 / watercolour on paper / 47 x 35cm / Reproduced by kind permission 

For more than twenty years, artist Di Elsden has been capturing the unique character of gardens both within Australia and internationally. Inspired by the gardens that she has designed and grown herself and those she has visited on her travels, such as Monet’s iconic waterlily ponds at Giverny, Elsden’s work opens a window to the many interpretations of a garden paradise. Anyone with a love of flowers and garden design will find pleasure in Elsden’s masterful, light-filled and sumptuous watercolour and acrylic paintings.

 

Opening & Artist Talk 
with Opening Speaker Brian Sams 
Sunday 15 September @ 1.30pm 
Free event | All welcome | RSVP (07) 4688 6652

 

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.

Saturday, 14 September, 2019 to Sunday, 13 October, 2019

C.G.S. HIRST c1826-1890 / Part of the Botanical Gardens at Toowoomba 1879 / watercolour and ink / 52 x 82cm / Toowoomba Regional Art Gallery – Toowoomba City Collection 218 / Reproduced by kind permission.

For millennia, artists have been inspired by nature. Over time they have sought to capture its wildness and beauty, to investigate the details of how it works and to bask in its wonder. From botanical illustrations and still lives to works that depict our inability to tame it, this exhibition showcases artworks from Toowoomba Regional Art Gallery – Toowoomba City Collection by artists who reflect on the natural world.

 

Twilight Tour 
Thursday 19 September @ 5.30pm 
Free event | All welcome | RSVP (07) 4688 6652

Saturday, 14 September, 2019 to Sunday, 1 December, 2019

Doug SPOWART / The Old Court House 1996 / black and white photograph / Toowoomba Regional Art Gallery – Toowoomba City Collection 352 / Reproduced by kind permission.

In 1996 photographer Doug Spowart undertook a project called “New sight-Same sites” which ‘re-imaged’ Downs landscapes and other regional sites depicted in selected works from the Toowoomba Regional Art Gallery —Toowoomba City Collection. This exhibition revisits those images exploring ideas of visual recording: a painting may allude to its content but does a photograph really record its subject?