Cabarlah textile artist Barbara Scott this month has the distinction of showing the first exhibition at the refurbished Rosalie Gallery at 89 Mocatta Street, Goombungee.
Toowoomba Regional Council Library and Cultural Services portfolio leader Cr Joe Ramia said the month-long refurbishment was completed this week.
Cr Ramia said Council was pleased to have finished the major upgrade project valued at more than $40,000, which included work inside and outside the gallery.
“Council’s art galleries are important exhibition spaces which double as lively community meeting venues around the region,” Cr Ramia said.
“The interior of the Rosalie Gallery, shop and community space was painted. New carpet was laid in the gallery and vinyl was replaced in the shop and community space.
“New LED lighting offers far greater flexibility for exhibitions and meets Australian Gallery and Museum standards. Plinths and other exhibition furniture were refurbished.
“A new deck has been built in the outdoor sculpture court to support a new drainage system to prevent leakage inside the gallery.
“Landscaping is being planned to complete the refurbishment.”
Apart from appreciating the improvements to the building, residents can admire Barbara Scott’s exhibition, Through the Looking Glass, which is a textile/mixed media exploration of the artist’s identity.
Barbara’s wearable art pieces are inspired by her grandmothers’ lives during the Victorian period in the United Kingdom.
While the exhibition title is a nod to Lewis Carroll’s famous story, it primarily refers to the characters of the era who influenced the finish of each art piece.
The exhibition will be displayed until July 30. Artist-in-residence days will be held each weekend of the exhibition.
Rosalie Gallery is open from 10.30am to 3.30pm Wednesday to Sunday.
Caption: Barbara SCOTT / Stich, stich, stich 2017 / mixed media assemblage / 60cm diameter / Image courtesy the artist / Reproduced by kind permission