Exhibitions at USQ Artsworx

USQ Artsworx presents the USQ Exhibition Series, displayed at the USQ Arts Gallery – Artsworx Building, USQ Toowoomba Campus. The annual exhibition series offers a full annual season of exhibitions, showcasing distinguished artists and specialist exhibitions as well as student work.

The gallery space is open to everyone Monday to Friday 10am – 4pm. For special assistance or enquiries please contact the box office at artsworx@usq.edu.au or on (07) 4631 1111

Explore the 2018 USQ Exhibition Series

Unseen by Donna David 30 Jan - 7 Mar Unseen explores symbiotic connections in our ecosystems, with reference to plant roots and fungi hyphae. The work reflects on the power and complexities of living systems with a focus on elements often hidden from view.

Unseen is supported by the Queensland Government through Arts Queensland. Donna Davis is supported by the Visual Arts and Craft Strategy, an initiative of the Australian, state and territory governments’.

This project is also supported by the Queensland Herbarium, centre for research and information on Queensland ecosystems, plants and fungi.

Queensland Regional Art Awards 13 Mar - 11 Apr 2018In Flying Arts’ 46th year, entrants into the award were asked to respond to the theme the ‘Iconic Queensland’. Artists were asked to consider the unique and iconic elements within their own regions, to produce works that reflect our diverse Queensland communities.

Judges included Curator Henri Van Noordenburg (Project Officer Regional Services, Queensland Art Gallery/Gallery of Modern Art), Mike Mitchell (Mitchell Fine Art), and Sandra Conte (Gallery Network Operations leader, Moreton Bay Regional Council).

Ceramica A229 - USQ Ceramics exhibition 17 Apr - 9 May 2018Curated by Alexis Tacey. The Ceramics Studio located in A Block has been a part of the visual arts department since the mid 1970s. During this time many alumni have continued and developed their professional ceramic art practice across Australia. Many ceramic artists who graduated over the last four decades have made significant contributions to the cultural fabric of Australia.

Official opening Tuesday – 24 April, 6pm for more info call 07 4631 1111 

Co-Curated by Dr Kyle Jenkins and Stephen Spurrier. Exhibition Opening 5pm Tuesday 15 May 5pm. The USQ School of Arts and Communication holds an annual art award for Darling Downs / South east Queensland High School art students.

The exhibition showcases the diverse, dynamic and emerging professional approaches to artmaking currently being created by years 11 and 12 students in the region. In its 8th year in 2018, the exhibition will continue to attract a high calibre of emerging artists creating exciting and innovative art that deals with social, cultural, emotional and personal issues through each exhibiting finalist’s work.

Overall, the exhibition is about celebrating the students and teachers from the diverse schools in the region and to bring their various individual approaches together under one roof in an exciting and engaging presentation.

Each year the USQ gallery holds a solo/group exhibition showcasing the work of Post-Graduate candidates in visual art. The artwork presented each year demonstrates the theoretical and aesthetic engagements at a professional level.

The exhibition presents an eclectic and exciting array of works that exemplify the personal methods, concepts, techniques and theories in the field within which each exhibitor is working. What this creates for the viewer is a window into the advanced visual knowledge of the historical, idealogical, critical and ethical perspectives of each artist’s work and in doing so creates a dynamic engagement with both traditional and contemporary art practices

This annual exhibition highlights the art practices of currently enrolled Visual Arts students (undergraduates and postgraduates).

The studios where students develop their art practice include Ceramics, Painting, Sculpture, Printmaking and Drawing. For some students, this is their first exhibition within a gallery setting and allows for professional development of their practice.

Infinite Worlds / Infinite Probabilities is the first in a series of exhibitions that explores the idea of trade through artists who have taught, curated exhibitions and projects, directed artist-run-spaces and known each other through the exchange of their work.

The artists for the first exhibition are Australian, European and Americans who have engaged in 20th century historical notions of art theory but have independently addressed these through their own personalised approach to new methods, new materials, and a new perception of the role of art and the artist in society.

The exhibition space becomes a series of cultural exchanges through visual possibilities and ongoing conceptual probabilities.

Professional and amateur shutterbugs from across the nation ‘take a shot’ at sharing more than $8000 in prize money in Heritage Bank’s 30th Annual Photographic Award which culminates with an exhibition of the top 50 images in the USQ Arts Gallery.

The Heritage Bank Photographic Awards are open to all professional and amateur photographers, with a selection of awards recognising emerging talent to be snapped up.

This much anticipated exhibition features the works of graduating art students from USQ and is the final showcase of their research and learning process in their chosen arts speciality.

Held across three galleries in two locations, GraduArt is an opportunity for emerging (graduand) artists to participate in a professionally curated exhibition before continuing their practice outside of university.

The artworks are the result of studio development across multiple artistic disciplines and features pieces from the ceramics, printmaking, sculpture, painting and drawing studios.

This exhibition is on display across three local galleries:

  1. USQ Arts Gallery – USQ Artsworx Building, A Block USQ, West St, Darling Heights.
  2. Red Door Gallery –  USQ Artsworx Building, A Block USQ, West St, Darling Heights.
  3. Toowoomba Regional Art Gallery – 531 Ruthven St, Toowoomba City.

Official opening information: 

The official opening for GraduArt will be held at Toowoomba Regional Art Gallery – 531 Ruthven St, Toowoomba City, on 9 Nov from 5pm.
If you would like to attend the opening, for catering purposes please RSVP to USQ Artsworx on (07) 4631 1111 or at artsworx@usq.edu.au.

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