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Artists in Conversation at Margaret Street Gallery

From:Friday 21 June 2024
To:Friday 21 June 2024
Time:6:00pm - 08:00pm Friday 21 June 2024
Location:Margaret Street Gallery, Margaret St, Toowoomba, QLD 4350 Australia

Friday 21st June

6 – 8pm

$37 includes Dinner, Dessert and Drinks.

Margaret Street Gallery (172 Margaret Street, Toowoomba)

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Join us for an enlightening evening of creative insight at our 'Artists in Conversation' event! We are delighted to host three distinguished professional artists (David Hinchliffe, Daniel Butterworth, Anna Battle) who will engage in a dynamic dialogue about their artistic journeys, inspirations, and creative processes and how they’ve built their art business. David and Daniel are in town thanks to UniSQ School of Creative Arts, McGregor Winter Art Workshops. They have generously given up their time to share with us at the gallery and we are so grateful and looking forward to these in-depth conversations. Anna is a local Toowoomba artist who understands the local landscape, so we are delighted to hear her insights. There will be an opportunity at the end of the night for networking and connecting.

This interactive session offers a unique opportunity to delve into the minds of these accomplished artists as they share their experiences and explore the evolving landscape of the art business world. Whether you're an art enthusiast, a budding artist, or simply curious about the artistic process, this event promises to be both engaging and enriching.

As part of the conversation, attendees will have the chance to pose questions to the artists, gaining firsthand knowledge and perspectives directly from the creators themselves. From insights into technique and style to reflections on the role of art in society and how to make a sustainable art business.

Don't miss this rare chance to connect with three prominent figures in Australian Art and discover the stories behind the artist. Reserve your seat today and be a part of this inspiring exchange of ideas and creativity at Margaret Street Gallery.

Dinner, Dessert and Drinks are included in the ticket price.

Please advise any dietary requirement options available are GF, DF, Vegan.


About the Artists

David Hinchliffe –

David Hinchliffe has had a highly successful painting career spanning over 50 years, With more than 100 solo exhibitions including paintings, sculpture and photographs in locations around the world, he is represented by 13 galleries and dealers in London, New York, Tokyo, Hong Kong, Singapore, Sydney and Perth.

His painting style has been described as “contemporary impressionism”. His subjects are principally streetscapes, landscapes and figurative work.

David has a unique painting process which he shares at workshops around the world. He paints from dark to light, creating figures and form by painting negative space. While he worked for most of his career in oils, he changed to acrylics 6 years ago.

He has expanded his art teaching program including online workshops through Mastrius as well as in-person workshops.

David believes anyone can paint if they have the right attitude and learn the ‘tricks’ of art.“Painting is magic. All magic is more or less trickery and I firmly believe anyone can learn it. The key is attitude and persistence,” he says.

David has been painting, exhibiting and selling his work in galleries since the age of 12. He has won numerous competitions as a young artist (Sunday Mail Art Prize, ABC Argonauts Award, Atlantic City Sculpture Award, Gemini prize).
David has travelled and painted widely in Australia, US, UK, Europe, Bali, Sri Lanka, Tokyo, Hong Kong and Singapore. He has conducted numerous workshops in Australia, Europe, Asia and the US.


Anna Battle –

Always a drawer, Anna has kept an everyday-ish sketchbook practice since 2017 and uses her sketchbooks to sink deeply into the world around her, noticing the details, enriching her own life and hopefully inspiring others to do the same. She is constantly encouraging anyone who’ll listen to pick up a pen or pencil and draw just for the experience of it, forgetting societal and ingrained expectations that art needs to be ‘good’ or even that art needs to be shared publicly. She believes that drawing and painting is Art Fitness, and, quite simply, that it’s good for you.

Anna has exhibited her paintings and drawings since 1987, mainly in group shows and large exhibitions, and often alongside her artist mother, Diana Battle. Anna was the first to host ‘Paint Alongs’ in Toowoomba in 2011 and took this teaching side of her business online in 2015. This lead to her book, ‘Painting Party’, being published in 2016. Now, through her business, Shiny Happy Art, people all over the globe can draw and paint along with Anna in her virtual studio.

Colour and line is where Anna’s heart lies, and she continues to draw and paint a huge range of subjects and styles. While the time she actually spends painting waxes and wanes depending on family needs and other work opportunities, she is constantly inspired to put pen to paper or brush to canvas.

At the age of 53 Anna feels like she is still warming up in her art career and she is looking forward to seeing what is yet to come!


Daniel Butterworth –

Using his own image as his primary subject matter, Daniel taps in to a unique political and social commentary.

After painting with oils for most of his career, he recently switched to house paints, allowing for much more freedom and spontaneity in his work.

This medium showcases the speed of his brush strokes to indicate movement with the figure.

With a multitude of different colours making up the tonal values and the use of the cardboard markings and paint dribbles, his works show strength, uniqueness and a rawness within.​

Having started his working life as a sign-writer, Dan later completed a Bachelor of Fine Arts at Latrobe University and has been a practising artist for more than 20 years.

Dan works from his studio in Kyneton, Victoria.​

With numerous solo and group exhibitions to his name, along with selection as a finalist in a large number of high profile portrait prizes, Daniel is now in demand as a guest artist and teacher in Australia.

Dan opened the 2016 Archibald exhibition in Ballarat and has accomplished many commissions, including several of TV personality and comedian Shane Jacobson.


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Margaret Street Gallery
Margaret St
Entry charges - Adult$37
Contact phone 0418 159 149
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Contact organisationMargaret Street Gallery
Is food and drink available?Not applicable
Are toilets available?Yes
Is there disabled access?No
172 Margaret Street, Toowoomba Margaret Street Gallery - Art Gallery


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