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William Robinson: Elixir of Light

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by Lizzie Higgins (subscribe)
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Marvel at the magic and mastery
Brisbane-based artist William Robinson is a national treasure. That's according to Maureen Hansen, a practising artist, past student of Robinson and guest curator of the latest exhibition of his work at the dedicated William Robinson Gallery in Old Government House.

William Robinson: Elixir of Light
William Robinson: Elixir of Light Exhibition


Seeing this latest exhibition, 'Elixir of Light', you can't help but agree with this accolade. A range of works from various eras of Robinson's long artistic career demonstrates his mastery of colour and depiction of natural light to evoke scenes from both outdoors and domesticity. The scenes range from the boulevards of Paris…

William Robinson: Elixir of Light
Rue des Rosiers 2006 William Robinson


to sweeping mountain scenes and vast seascapes of southeast Queensland …

William Robinson: Elixir of Light
William Robinson Gallery interior


to his suburban Brisbane garden.

William Robinson: Elixir of Light
The Garden 2013 William Robinson - detail


There are the large paintings that span the walls and smaller sketches and studies and even one of the palettes he used, all housed upstairs in the beautiful rooms of Old Government House, in the grounds of QUT's Gardens Point Campus in Brisbane CBD. The Gallery was established to honour the life and works of Robinson, a QUT alumnus.

William Robinson: Elixir of Light
Old Government House exterior


The William Robinson Gallery is free to visit, open Sunday to Friday. The entry to the Gallery is around the back of the building. The Pantry Cafe is housed in the stone courtyard downstairs and also open Sunday to Friday.

The Elixir of Light exhibition runs till June 2020, so you have plenty of time to catch the magic of this master of light and colour. It may just be the tonic you need.

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Why? Marvel at the magic of William Robinson
When: Sunday – Friday 10:00am – 4:00pm, closed Saturdays
Phone: (07) 3138 8005
Where: Old Government House, Gardens Point Campus Queensland University of Technology 2 George Street Brisbane QLD 4001 Australia
Cost: free
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One of my favourite artists - thanks Lizzie. Marina
by Marina Marangos (score: 2|728) 31 days ago
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