In case you haven’t heard yet, my new exhibition has opened at the Toowoomba Regional Art Gallery. You can see some of the shots below.
The exhibition is called The Last Show and Re-shoot. The Last Show is a collection of photographs I took at the Toowoomba Show over 25 years ago. The 1985 Toowoomba Show was the last one at the old showgrounds. In recent years I’ve returned to photograph the Toowoomba Show at its new location to portray how it looks all these years later.
I have lived with the images from The Last Show for more than 25 years and they still speak to me. They evoke a real sense of being there. Matching them up with images I took at the 2010 Toowoomba Show contrasts the changes that have occurred over that time.
The real world fascinates me and I never felt the need to embellish what I see around me. Remarkably some of the images show great change while other things don’t seem to have changed at all.
ABC reporters Andrew Forster and David Iliffe interviewed me and posted a story online which includes some pics from the show, as well as an audio interview.
I’ll post some more photos and video from the exhibition launch in the next few days. In the meantime, please drop into the exhibition and have a look for yourself.
The exhibition is on until 10 April 2011 at the Toowoomba Regional Art Gallery, 531 Ruthven Street. Established in 1938, it’s the oldest public art gallery in regional Queensland.
Admission is free.
Gallery Opening Hours
Tuesday – Saturday – 10am – 4pm
Sunday – 1pm – 4 pm
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