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Exhibition | Landscape and Memory: Frank Hurley and a Nation Imagined

From:Monday 22 July 2019
To:Sunday 02 September 2018
Time:12:00am -  Monday 22 July 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

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

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
Booking informationOpening & Curators' Talk Free event | All welcome | RSVP to the Gallery by Wednesday 1 August 2018: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. | (07) 4688 6652
Is food and drink available?No
Are toilets available?Yes
Is there disabled access?Yes
Facility 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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