Exhibition | A World View The Tim Fairfax Gift
|From:||Friday 19 April 2019|
|To:||Sunday 19 May 2019|
|Time:||12:00am - Friday 19 April 2019|
|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
A World View The Tim Fairfax Gift is the story of a deep commitment to contemporary art and to the Queensland Art Gallery | Gallery of Modern Art (QAGOMA). Since 2002, Tim Fairfax AC has supported the acquisition of some of the most remarkable works to have entered QAGOMA’s Collection. Reflecting this generosity, this touring exhibition presents works by both renowned and emerging artists, from monumentally scaled installations to intimate photographic works. The donor's willingness to venture into new collection-building territory, particularly with acquisitions from Africa, South America and the Pacific, is also apparent in the great diversity of works on display.
Art helps us to channel, refract, activate and recalibrate our understanding of the familiar, to see the world anew. The human body and human experience of the world is at the centre of all of these works. Together, they allow us to develop a richer perspective on our place in the world, and to participate more fully in the process of shaping what it might become.
These works invite a multi-layered perspective of the world, asking us to empathise with others. We are invited to move with a ballet of traditional hand gestures in Siva in Motion by Shigeyuki Kihara, and be mesmerised by Robin Rhode's animation Promenade. Is Michael Parekowhai's shiny, larger-than-life security guard Kapa Haka (Whero) an imposing or playful figure to be feared or revered?
A World View is a fitting tribute to Tim Fairfax AC, whose extraordinary commitment has helped to bring works by leading international artists into the state Collection for Queenslanders to enjoy now, and into the future.
Join us for the opening event on Sunday 7 April starting at 1.30pm.
This is a free event and all are welcome. RSVP to the Gallery by noon Tuesday 2 April 2019.
Join us for a Twilight Tour of the exhibition on Thursday 16 May starting at 5.30pm.
This is a free event and all are welcome. RSVP to the Gallery by noon Tuesday 14 May 2019.
Exhibition on display 6 April - 19 May 2019.
Image: Shirana SHAHBAZI / Iran/Switzerland b.1974 / [Voegel 08 2009] from 'Flowers, fruits & portraits' series 2009 / Type C photograph on aluminium, ed. 3/5 (1 AP) / Purchased 2010 with funds from Tim Fairfax, AM, through the Queensland Art Gallery Foundation / Collection: Queensland Art Gallery / 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|
|Contact phone||(07) 4688 6652|
|Booking information||Opening event
|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