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’ 45th year, entrants into the award were asked to respond to the theme the ‘Colours of Queensland’. Artists are asked to consider what brings colour, vibrancy and life to their local community or region, drawing on personal experiences and observations.

Judges included Curator Andrew Baker of Andrew Baker Art Dealer, Warwick Regional Art Gallery Director Karina Devine, and Senior Lecturer in Visual Art Dr Beata Batorowicz from the University of Southern Queensland.

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.

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.

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 annual exhibition brings together those Visual Arts Students who have completed their studio practice courses. The artworks are the result of studio development across the disciplines – Ceramics, Printmaking, Sculpture, Painting and Drawing.

Each of the emerging artists (undergraduates and post-graduates) has rigorously researched their ideas and their projects are the result of their investigations.