We are proud to present a selection of unframed prints from Kickarts Gallery in Cairns. Gallery director Justin Bishop has ties with Toowoomba and is an exhibitor also at Downlands...
We'll claim Catherine as a local. Greenmount is only just down the road... lovely works are being exhibited by so many local artists and compliment the gallery consignments beautifully...
It's confirmed we will have this fabulous work -
Robert Dickerson, 'Man In Landscape' Oil on Canvas. 92cm x 122cm
A very distinctive painting. This will be a stand out in any collection!
This series features an unlikely pair of travel companions X the stingray and Ray the Dingo. The late Lin Onus first portrayed these characters, X and Ray, in a 1992 his work titled, Michael and I are just slipping down the pub for a minute. This work features an ochre-striped dingo surfing a rarrked stingray atop a Japanese Hokusai-style wave. These characters were charged with supernatural qualities based on indigenous thinking and shared stories.
Following these painted works was the creation of a series conceived and made in collaborative spirit with fellow artist Michael Eather as three-dimensional forms in fibreglass. Lin’s son Tiriki Onus, who had always been included in the projects, worked with his father and Michael in their respective studios. The stingray holds special significance for Michael just as the dingo is integral to the work of Tiriki and Lin, up until Lin's untimely death in 1996.
Since Lin’s untimely death in 1996, Michael and Tiriki have continued The Ongoing Adventures of X and Ray in 2D and 3D. Whilst X and Ray have often made political statements, their primary intention is to remain light-hearted creatures of whimsy.
The majority of our works are from individually contracted artists, like these two lovely works by the talented Tam Stewart...
Watling Galleries has supported Downlands for a decade now. Our Curator has enjoyed visiting regularly and this year has brought and astounding selection to Toowoomba.
We are working with the Phoenix Sculpture Gallery on Mt Glorious to bring you a simultaneous exhibition at this amazing venue on Sunday September 11. For those who can't get to Toowoomba that weekend this is a great excuse to immerse yourself in fine sculpture and for those in Toowomba to go for a drive after spending the Saturday here at Downlands College!
Quite a lovely Robert Jacks "Guitar" with interesting provenance will be offered for sale this year.
Tony and Jane at Art on Cairncross gallery at Maleny have supported the Downlands exhibition for a decade now. Not only do they bring us fabulous work to exhibit, but they are very helpful with the transport and administration side of things. This year we will have a great selection from their stockrooms again including these works.
A Shawl for my Love” mixed media on hand-made paper, 80 cm diameter, Judith Laws
“The High Mark”, acrylic on canvas, 75 x 60 cm, Jim Kinch
“Music of the Soul”, Rusty sculpture series, 37 x 54 cm, Nathalie Bastier
“Birds of Paradise”, watercolour & mixed media, 80 x 62 cm, James Fearnley
“Starlight Dreamer’s Vase”, hand-blown glass & gold leaf, 33 cm height, Marc Kalifa