Safe Space contemporary sculpture touring exhibition at Toowoomba Regional Art Gallery

A major touring exhibition of contemporary sculpture showcasing the works of 12 acclaimed Australian artists is on display at Toowoomba Regional Art Gallery until February 2, 2020.

Toowoomba Regional Council Library and Cultural Services portfolio leader Cr Joe Ramia said the Gallery was proud to present Safe Space, which featured the works of Australian artists Abdul-Rahman Abdullah, Alex Seton, Claire Healy and Sean Cordeiro, David Cross, Franz Ehmann, Karla Dickens, Keg de Souza, Michelle Nikou, Rosie Miller, Tim Sterling and Will French.

Featuring a diversity of sculptural materials, techniques and scale, Safe Space explores different notions of space – abstract or real, physical, psychological, political and social – to spark the viewer’s curiosity.

Many of the exhibition’s works take as their point of departure the human body: its dimensions, the spaces it occupies, the narratives that contain it and the theatre or spectacle that unfolds around it.

Exhibition Curator Christine Morrow said the title of the exhibition coaxed viewers to consider the ways these artworks engaged the themes of safety and its lack; space in all its rich possibility and, perhaps unexpectedly, in all its difficulty.

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