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William Robinson: Elixir of light

4 July 2019 - 14 June 2020
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William Robinson Gallery, Old Government House

Celebrating William Robinsons's mastery of colour

Guest curated by Robinson's past student, Maureen Hansen, a practising artist herself, Elixir of light brings together oil paintings, pastels, lithographs, watercolours and gouache works that celebrate the artist's extraordinary gift of colour perception. 

William Robinson has a profound understanding of observed natural light. In his work, small brush strokes of complementary colours bustle in directions to create form, and we see morning and afternoon light fall naturally over mountains and everyday objects. Painting in an unapologetically 'South East Queensland' light, Robinson uses colour to infuse his paintings with atmospheric qualities that evoke reverence and meditation.

Elixir of light marks the 10th anniversary since the opening of the William Robinson Gallery, which was established in 2009 as part of the refurbishment of Old Government House, to honour the life and work of this distinguished contemporary Australian artist and QUT alumnus.

William Robinson Gallery
William Robinson Gallery
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