25 May 2017 - 22 Aug 2017


Kenneth Macqueen (1897–1960) is widely acclaimed as an Australian modernist and ‘the most distinctive watercolourist of his generation’. From his farming life on a property in the Darling Downs region of Queensland, Macqueen developed a close affinity for landscapes and natural elements including seascapes inspired by Queensland beachside holidays, some of which are included in this display of works from the Ipswich Art Gallery Collection.

While lyrical and decorative, Macqueen’s watercolours are also noted for their elegant simplicity. He first came to prominence when his work was included in the 1926 exhibition ‘A Group of Modern Painters’ held in Sydney. His work is also held in the collections of the National Gallery of Australia, all state galleries as well as major regional and university collections in Australia, New Zealand and the USA.

Dates: Thursday, 25 May to Tuesday, 22 August 2017
Times: 10am–5pm daily
Cost: Free
Bookings: Not required
Age Group: All ages

Image: Kenneth Macqueen Afternoon shadows 1950 | Watercolour on paper, 35.2 x 46 cm. Ipswich Art Gallery Collection. Acquired through the Ipswich Arts Foundation in recognition of the significant contribution of Mr Greg Roberts, 2009