Boss Drovers Floor Talk

Join us at Artspace for a free Curator's Floor Talk for QAGOMA touring exhibition ROBERT MACPHERSON: BOSS DROVERS at 6pm Thursday 30 May.

ROADTRAINS have largely made boss drovers a thing of the past, yet 2400 of these seasoned stockmen and women are immortalised in a new exhibition at Artspace.  

A massive interactive work comprising 2400 of Robert MacPherson’s boss drover drawings can be viewed in digital form in Gallery 3 from now until July 7.  A selection of the works – 200 original drawings – also adorn the walls and gallery visitors can even try their hand at creating their own boss drover portrait thanks to an interactive digital activity

Simon Wright, Assistant Director, Learning & Public Engagement, Queensland Art Gallery and Gallery of Modern Art will present the talk and will speak about why MacPherson made the portraits over two decades as his alter ego, Robert Pene, a Year 4 student at St Joseph’s Convent in Nambour.

This is a free all ages event and no bookings are necessary. For more information visit the Artspace Mackay Face Book page https://www.facebook.com/pg/artspacemackay/events

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Contact: Artspace Mackay

Phone: 49619722

Email: artspace@mackay.qld.gov.au