Rewind Forward - An exhibition of jewellery and artists' books by Margot Douglas

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Rewind Forward
An exhibition of jewellery and artists' books by Margot Douglas

Noosa Regional Gallery
Access Gallery August 18 to August 30, 2005

Opening 6pm Friday August 19 by Helen Cole, Librarian Special Collections Queensland State Library

The exhibition by Townsville-based artist Margot Douglas explores her own family history within the colonial pioneering era of Queensland, from the later half of the 19th century through to the early 20th century.

Margot's great grandfather, John Douglas, was a political figure within this period, principally known as Premier of Queensland 1877 - 79 and after whom Port Douglas was named.

New insights into the personal lives of her ancestors and their contributions to political history, community development and the foundation work for Federation have been gleaned by the artist through research into the cultural and heritage influences on personal, political and pioneering convictions of that time.

"Uncovering surviving documentation inspired me to explore these cultural connections through creative expression.  Yet issues of colonisation / reconciliation required reflection in order to resolve how I would best develop this work," Douglas said.  "A series of personal letters between father and son spanning a period of 13 years provides this nexus.  By overlaying references of diaries photographic material and personal and public life correspondence, it was my aim to explore this cultural connection by developing a body of jewellery and artist books."

Noosa Regional Gallery
Riverside, Pelican Street, Tewantin
Phone: 07 5449 5370
Fax: 07 5447 1062


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