Exhibition | Landscape and Memory: Frank Hurley and a Nation Imagined
|From:||Thursday 15 November 2018|
|To:||Sunday 02 September 2018|
|Time:||12:00am - Thursday 15 November 2018|
|Location:||Toowoomba Regional Art Gallery, 531 Ruthven Street, Toowoomba, QLD 4350 Australia|
FREE ADMISSION | GALLERY OPEN: Tuesday to Saturday 10am to 4pm | Sunday 1pm to 4pm | Closed Mondays & Public Holidays
This exhibition, occurring in the year of the centenary of Armistice, explores the place of landscape in the Australian cultural imagination. The exhibiting artists, most of whom have close links with the University of Southern Queensland and the Darling Downs, have created works that respond to Frank Hurley’s iconic photographs of the Western Front and the Middle East in 1917 and 1918. To make sense of a conflict that left Australia a broken nation required an imagining of the war that drew on familiar tropes, the most pervasive of which was the belief that the Australian people share a special relationship with the land. Battlefields became physical and imaginary spaces which were, like Australia, new lands to be claimed, becoming in the process overseas Australian Outbacks. Hurley’s images are an appropriate starting point for a reimagining of the conflict and an exploration of this special relationship.
Join us for the Opening & Curators' Talk on Sunday 5 August @ 1:30pm.
This is a free event and all are welcome. RSVP to the Gallery by Wednesday 1 August 2018.
Exhibition on display 4 August – 2 September 2018.
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.
Image: Anne SMITH / Lest We Forget (detail) 2018 / photographic print on metallic photo paper / 230.0 x 104.6cm / Reproduced by kind permission
531 Ruthven Street
|Entry charges - Adult||Free|
|Entry charges - Child||Free|
|Entry charges - Concession||Free|
|Entry charges - Family||Free|
|Entry charges - Group||Free|
|Entry charges - Student||Free|
|Is food and drink available?||No|
|Are toilets available?||Yes|
|Is there disabled access?||Yes|
Sunday: 1pm - 4pm | Monday: Closed | Tuesday: 10am - 4pm | Wednesday: 10am - 4pm | Thursday: 10am - 4pm | Friday: 10am - 4pm | Saturday: 10am - 4pm | Closed Public Holidays