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.
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…
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.
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.