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Exhibition | Gathering in the Light: Stephen Spurrier and David Usher

From:Saturday 27 February 2021
To:Sunday 24 January 2021
Time:12:00am -  Saturday 27 February 2021
Location:Toowoomba Regional Art Gallery, 531 Ruthven Street, Toowoomba, QLD 4350 Australia

FREE ADMISSION | GALLERY OPEN: Tuesday to Saturday 10.30am - 3.30pm | Sunday 1pm - 4pm | Closed Mondays & Public Holidays

Gathering in the Light features a dialogue about the working practices of two Toowoomba based artists, Stephen Spurrier and David Usher. The exhibition explores their creative processes – looking at how they respond to isolation, their surroundings and the social, environmental, and cosmic influences that have shaped 2020.

These works celebrate how Spurrier and Usher embrace the landscape in their respective practices; especially the critical role light plays in balancing image making.

Shifting across painting, printmaking and ceramics, the exhibition explores the many ways in which the process of making reflects layers of lived experience. It delves into the artists’ psychological and emotional responses to physical locations. There is a particular focus on memory and the pivotal moments, situations and social issues that influence and translate into an artists’ work. Included in the exhibition are works made by each artist during the isolation period of 2020 as well as collaborative and individual works made thereafter.


Escape from the factory 350pixBend of the River David Usher 250

Exhibition on display 5 December - 24 January 2021


Image Left: Stephen SPURRIER / Escape from the factory 2020 / mixed media on paper / 18 x 28cm / Courtesy Alexandra Lawson Gallery © the artist

Image Right: David USHER / Bend of the river 2020 / acrylic on canvas / 62 x 62cm / Courtesy Alexandra Lawson Gallery © the artist

Image above: David Usher and Stephen Spurrier / 2020 / Courtesy Alexandra Lawson Gallery

Toowoomba Regional Art Gallery
531 Ruthven Street
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