Local Toowoomba artist, photographer, and story teller Michelle Wiersma will soon unveil a new body of work in collaboration with curator Sandy Pottinger.

LOOK / IMAGINE / SEE is on display at Toowoomba Regional Art Gallery until 19 May 2019.

Wiersma’s exhibition features a number of photographs that grew from a series taken during an overseas excursion.  Inspired by the hidden nooks and crannies away from obvious tourist destinations, she found that these spaces offered insights into locations and their culture. Upon returning home Wiersma decided to explore Toowoomba and its outlying regions through the eyes of a traveller. The artist discovered secret places and little snippets of history which she has established as a visual diary to share with the community.

Pottinger’s selection will sew together a tapestry of images that tell a story, offer surprises, and create an unforgettable experience. Wiersma has added text to the photographs, recording random responses, thoughts, and feelings. This third person narrative allows a small separation which invites viewers to add recollections and stories that are part of their own memories.

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