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Exhibition | Bill Bolton's Vision - 60 Years On

From:Sunday 07 June 2020
To:Sunday 21 July 2019
Time:12:00am -  Sunday 07 June 2020
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

Bill Bolton's Vision - 60 Years On
Commemorating the Lionel Lindsay Gallery and Library Collection, established in 1959 and housed at Toowoomba Regional Art Gallery.

Exhibition curated by Jayson Althofer, Bolton Library Services Officer.
Exhibition on display Saturday 6 April - Sunday 21 July 2019.

The 60th anniversary exhibition of the Lionel Lindsay Gallery and Library Collection, 1959-2019. The Lindsay Collection housed at Toowoomba Regional Art Gallery was founded by W.R.F. Bolton MBE, a visionary Toowoomba businessman and collector. He named it to honour the artist and writer Sir Lionel Lindsay. For Bolton, the collection would represent Australia from the first European use of that name in the 1600s to the Second World War. The exhibition showcases many treasures from the collection, such as rare books and maps, oil paintings by Arthur Streeton and Frederick McCubbin, watercolours by Norman Lindsay and prints by Lionel Lindsay.

Guided tours available
The Bolton Reading Room, housing the Lionel Lindsay Library
Browsing welcome and reading by appointment
At the opening of the Lionel Lindsay Art Gallery and Library in 1959, Sir Lionel Lindsay paid tribute to Bill Bolton and the notions on which he established and built a collection of books, manuscripts and artworks. He saw Bolton as a man who loved Australian traditions and who endeavoured to keep those traditions alive and meaningful. Bolton took his inspiration from explorers, pioneers, writers, artists and other people he believed contributed to a sense of nationhood and community. The value of the Lindsay Collection is incalculable as it comprises part of our national heritage. A number of its items would be considered as rare gems in any of Australia’s major research libraries.

Join us for the following events running in conjunction with the exhibition:
Official opening and morning tea | Bill Bolton's Vision - 60 Years On (passed)
Floor talk by Nick Mitzevich | Bill Bolton's Vision - 60 Years On (passed)
Twilight Tour | The Cultural Power and potential of the Lindsay Collection (passed)
Activating Art (passed)
Sunday Session | Bush poetry in motion: Bill Bolton and the painter Ivor Hele (passed)
Sunday Session | A collection of geniuses: Bill Bolton and the Lindsay family
Twilight Tour | From the vault: Up close and personal with Lionel Lindsay’s prints
These are free events and all are welcome, however RSVPs and bookings are essential. See the links above for booking details.

Image: Lionel LINDSAY 1874-1961 / Ex libris The Lionel Lindsay Art Gallery and Library Toowoomba n.d. (1957) / wood engraving / inscribed by the artist ‘proof on old Chinese paper’ / 12.5 x 8.6cm / Lionel Lindsay Gallery and Library Collection 178 / © National Library of Australia / Reproduced by kind permission

Toowoomba Regional Art Gallery
531 Ruthven Street
Entry charges - AdultFree
Entry charges - ChildFree
Entry charges - ConcessionFree
Entry charges - FamilyFree
Entry charges - GroupFree
Entry charges - StudentFree
Contact phone (07) 4688 6652
Booking informationThe exhibition is free, all are welcome and bookings are not required.
Guided tours can be booked by contacting the Gallery: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
The associated events are free and all are welcome, however RSVPs and bookings are essential. See the event links above for booking details.
Is food and drink available?No
Are toilets available?Yes
Is there disabled access?Yes
Gallery opening hours:
Sunday: 1pm - 4pm | Monday: Closed | Tuesday: 10am - 4pm | Wednesday: 10am - 4pm | Thursday: 10am - 4pm | Friday: 10am - 4pm | Saturday: 10am - 4pm | Closed Public Holidays


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