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William Robinson artworks in dual exhibition

6th June 2018

For the first time, the latest William Robinson exhibition of spectacular South-East Queensland landscapes can be seen in two mediums: on the Gallery walls and digitally on The Cube.

QUT’s William Robinson Gallery and The Cube have partnered for Nature imagined, an exhibition of paintings, drawing and prints in the Old Government House gallery, with an interactive digital learning experience and holiday program next door in the Science and Engineering Centre.

Opening on June 29, The Cube’s Nature imagined project displays three of William Robinson’s works in high resolution on its interactive screens.

The Cube studio manager, Simon Harrison, said the project offered a unique interaction of art and science.

“Visitors can zoom in on each of the artworks to see exquisite detail and discover fascinating facts about the three landscapes transposed to The Cube,” Mr Harrison said.

“It’s an unprecedented opportunity to learn about the plants and animals in the Springbrook hinterland and gain insights in the artist’s techniques.

“For example, the painting Eagle landscape allows visitors to learn about the wedge-tailed eagle it depicts.”

William Robinson Gallery senior curator Vanessa Van Ooyen said William Robinson had produced, for more than five decades, works of great originality and vision that had informed a new vernacular of the Australian landscape.

“Nature imagined will show the artist’s work in a new light, providing a fresh perspective on Robinson’s sophisticated vision of his lived environment and his connection to his country”, Ms Van Ooyen said.

QUT’s Winter Holiday program runs from July 7 to 14 from 10am daily, and is suitable for children aged six and up.

A blended program of art and science, children can create nature-inspired artworks, learn about geology from QUT scientists, explore missions in our digital scavenger hunt or unwind with wildlife and art-inspired books.

The William Robinson Gallery is like no other in Australia in that it is dedicated to the permanent exhibition of work by a living artist. The Gallery opened on 27 August 2009 and is found in Old Government House at QUT (Queensland University of Technology) Gardens Point campus. Honouring the life and work of this distinguished contemporary Australian painter and QUT alumnus, the Gallery presents exhibitions drawn from the QUT Art Collection’s extensive holdings of the artist’s work, as well as works from public and private collections.

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William Robinson
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Niki Widdowson, 07 313 2999 or n.widdowson@qut.edu.au

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