Exploring early Queensland art, Timothy Roberts

Vol 42 no 1, Feb 2020
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Exploring early Queensland art, Timothy Roberts


The Harry Gentle Resource Centre, Griffith University has welcomed specialist in Australian art heritage, decorative arts and material culture to 1945 and contributor to Australiana Timothy Roberts as the centre’s 2019 Visiting Fellow. The centre was established by Griffith University in 2016 following a generous legacy left by Robert (Harry) Gentle, a signal master during the Second World War, public servant and, in his retirement, graduate of the University in 1984. The centre aims to facilitate access to published and unpublished information for the period up to the 1850s, and to collate an inventory of the diversity and claims on country that made up the early colonial period. Tim’s project, Picturing the North: Representing Queensland before 1859, is the first major exploration of the art and artists of pre-separation Queensland.

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