A Rogues Gallery: Pirates and other Picturesque Ruffians - Art Collector

Raymond LINDSAY 1903-1960 / [Pirate] n.d. / oil on canvas 61.0 x 46.0 cm / Donated through the Australian Government’s Cultural Gifts Program by John Brown. / Toowoomba City Collection 1909

In the 1890s the young brothers Lionel and Norman Lindsay were inspired by John Esquemeling’s The Buccaneers of America and Robert Louis Stevenson’s Treasure Island not only to draw and paint pirates, but also to dress as pirates and plan a pirate novel of their own.

This exhibition is a motley crew of Lindsay-family pirates and, to plunder an expression from Lionel, ‘picturesque ruffians’ by other artists.

Exhibition opens: 27 February 2016
Exhibition closes: 19 June 2016
Location: Toowoomba Regional Art Gallery
, 531 Ruthven Street, Toowoomba, beside City Hall
Contact: 07 4688 6652
Website: www.tr.qld.gov.au/trag

About Toowoomba Regional Art Gallery

Toowoomba Regional Art Gallery was established in 1937, making it the oldest public art gallery in regional Queensland. The current facility was opened in March 1994. The Gallery houses three permanent collections - The Lionel Lindsay Gallery and Library, The Fred & Lucy Gould Collection and the Toowoomba City Collection.

To complement its exhibition program, the Gallery facilitates a range of education and public programs including lectures, forums, workshops, demonstrations, floor talks and tours.

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