Same Sites Hindsight

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?