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Exhibition | Guns, Spears & Spectres

From:Tuesday 25 June 2024
To:Sunday 20 August 2023
Time:12:00am -  Tuesday 25 June 2024
Location:Toowoomba Regional Art Gallery, 531 Ruthven Street, Toowoomba, QLD 4350 Australia

FREE ADMISSION | GALLERY OPEN: Wednesday to Sunday 10.30am – 3.30pm | Closed Monday, Tuesday & Public Holidays

‘the past continues to haunt the present’ – Aileen Moreton-Robinson, a Goenpul woman of the Quandamooka people

Australia possesses a colonial past and is possessed by it. Frontier wars still discharge into the present, not least in their visual legacy and remembrance. To explore the unsettling presence of the past, this exhibition regards First Nations countries occupied by, but unceded to, the State of Queensland. It presents contemporary works by First Nations artists alongside colonialist images of dispossession. Its themes are invasion, resistance and the prospects of reconciliation and reparation.

Displays are selected the Gallery’s permanent collections. Featured artists include Tony Albert, Gordon Bennett, Meg Hansen, Livingston Hopkins, Norman Lindsay, Frank Mahony, Vincent Serico and Judy Watson. Through their art, a haunted state comes into view.

Exhibition on display 27 May – 20 August


Image: Judy WATSON / inspection tour 2020 / etching / edition 6/80 / 19.7 x 13.0cm plate / Toowoomba Regional Art Gallery – Toowoomba City Collection 2356.2 / © Judy Watson

Toowoomba Regional Art Gallery
531 Ruthven Street
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