Toowoomba Regional Art Gallery

current exhibitions

Saturday, 26 October, 2019 to Sunday, 26 January, 2020

Reginald LINDSAY 1888-1916 / Untitled 1909 / pen and ink drawing /Toowoomba Regional Art Gallery –Toowoomba City Collection 2085/ Reproduced by kind permission

While the World struggled to recover from the aftermath of World War I, art and books made by the Lindsay siblings Lionel, Norman, Ruby and Daryl, and Ruby’s husband Will Dyson, show traces of the personal shock and bereavement they suffered from the war. This exhibition is a pendant to the Centenary of ANZAC project Poppies for Reg and Ruby: Remembering the Great War through the Lindsay Family (Large Lindsay 7 Mar-28 Jun 2015).

Saturday, 26 October, 2019 to Sunday, 26 January, 2020

A View of the Hawkesbury, and the Blue Mountains | New South Wales 1821 | W. Preston from an Original Drawing by Capt. J. Wallis. 46th | Lionel Lindsay Gallery and Library Collection | Reproduced by kind permission

This exhibition explores representations of race relations through key works and publications held in the Lionel Lindsay Gallery and Library Collection, complimented by works from Toowoomba Regional Art Gallery’s permanent holdings.

Saturday, 7 December, 2019 to Sunday, 2 February, 2020

Safe Space contemporary sculpture brings together three-dimensional art works by twelve Australian artists that explore psychological aspects of physical space. It featuresa range of figurative elements and narrative themes with social, and sometimes political, resonances. Many of the works in this exhibition take as their point of departure: the human body, its dimensions, the spaces it occupies, the narratives that contain it and the theatre or spectacle that unfolds around it.

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. 

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.