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Sneak-peek at David Hinchliffe's Art
The Grammar Art Show Art Trail 2018.
It's almost time for the 2018 Toowoomba Grammar School Art Show and there's an exciting lead-up event: the Art Trail. The Art Show's featured artist this year is David Hinchliffe. You can get a sneak-peek of David's work at nine locations around Toowoomba from 10-20 March.
Australian artist David Hinchliffe resides in Brisbane. His work has been shown in London, New York, Tokyo, Hong Kong, Singapore, Melbourne and Brisbane. Creating an intimate mood in oil and acrylic, David prefers a contemporary impressionist style that is representational and figurative. His works include landscapes, cityscapes and portraits.
An artist since the age of 12, David is also a sculptor and photographer and produces gouache works as well as his principal love of oil on canvas or linen.
Five of The Art Trail sites are within a reasonable walking distance of each other in the Toowoomba CBD.
Hogan's Family Jewellers
The elegant Hogan's Family Jewellers are proud to be involved in displaying Towards New York, by David Hinchliffe. Valued at $3900, the oil on canvas is of a rainy day, with people under umbrellas, a subject often seen in David's work. Hogan's Family Jewellers are at 243 Margaret St.
Look for the Grammar Art Show posters, like this one at Hogan's Family Jewellers.
Lannah Dunn, 175 Margaret St, Toowoomba City.
Lannah Dunn, 175 Margaret St, hosts two of David's works: The Couple ($2500) depicting a couple kissing under an umbrella and Morning Sun, Grand Canal, Venice ($1200), depicting gondolas being poled on champagne-coloured water.
Morning Sun, Grand Canal, Venice can be purchased at the Art Show for $1200.
At 96 Margaret St, Café Valetta is the most picturesque café in Toowoomba, across the road from verdant Queens Park. It's also handy to the popular hotel/motel district in the camphor-laurel lined street - great if you happen to be travelling up for the Art Show. There are four works on display (only three labelled): The Embrace ($2600); Botanical Gardens, Toowoomba ($3900); and Early Morning ($3700). No spoilers; enjoy them over lunch.
Cafe Valetta bears four works plus its own statuary and art.
Feather & Lawry Design
Feather & Lawry Design is a delight to visit at 4 Russell St, with a number of artworks, plus Hinchliffe's Rush Hour ($3500). A speeding taxi indeed.
Air Hair Studio
Air Hair Studio, a most upmarket salon at 37 Russell St, gives another taste of David's rainy day subjects with Away, New York ($3900).
As for the rest of the venues, I'll leave it as a surprise for you to follow the Art Trail at:
Blackbird and Finch Estate Agents, 189 Herries St, Toowoomba City.
My Personal Travel Planner, 23 Bridge St, Mt Lofty.
Harold's Finishing Touches, cnr Bridge & Hume Sts, East Toowoomba.
Impressions on Scott, 19 Scott St, East Toowoomba.
Every year, the Toowoomba Grammar School Art Show provides a little slice of art heaven to take you away from the mundane. An elegant affair complete with morning tea under the marquee, the Art Show attracts huge crowds to its gallery. Jewellery, millinery and sculpture are enticing additions. Investors flock to the show and plenty of purchases are made of works by famous and up-and-coming artists.
The Art Show runs over the weekend of 24-25 March, with a special opening on the evening of the 23rd, costing $65. See the website for more details on this year's Art Show, which is sure to be a feast for your eyes, with over 600 works by 200 artists.
It's a not-to-be-missed event for all art lovers. Come and be inspired at the Toowoomba Grammar School Art Show and begin your colourful journey with the Art Trail.
A sample of the wonderful art you can expect at the Toowoomba Grammar Art Show, courtesy of their Facebook page.