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Exhibition | Cracking the mirror stage: self-portraiture – artist / body / self - Chris Abrahams

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From:Saturday 11 April 2020
To:Sunday 10 May 2020
Time:12:00am -  Saturday 11 April 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


“A self-portrait is a way of expressing oneself, but is also a way of finding one’s self, or, more accurately, creating one’s self”. Chris Abraham.

Exploring the concepts of artist, body and self, Chris Abrahams engages with the subject matter of self-portraiture, using the body as self to construct a portrait of self. Abrahams’ interest in self-portraiture came after a period of introspection and reflection on his identity, questioning how the use of body as a tool expresses that body as self.

Through unique mark making on the surfaces of the plate, canvas and clay, he represents self through the trace of bodily movement across his chosen material. He hopes to engage the viewer’s body through their experience of the exhibition in a gallery setting.


Exhibition on display - 11 April – 10 May 2020

Image: Chris ABRAHAMS / Late night strum 2019 / oil on canvas / 30 x 42 cm / Reproduced by kind permission.


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.

Toowoomba Regional Art Gallery
531 Ruthven Street
Entry charges - AdultFree
Entry charges - ChildFree
Contact phone 07 4688 6652
Booking information
Contact organisationToowoomba Regional Art Gallery
Is food and drink available?No
Are toilets available?Yes
Is there disabled access?Yes
Facility details 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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