Picturing the North: Highlights of early art in Queensland
Timothy Roberts, Harry Gentle Visiting Fellow

Timothy Roberts is a researcher and consultant in Australian art heritage, decorative arts and material culture before 1945, and the 2019-20 Harry Gentle Resource Centre Visiting Fellow, Griffith University. His research documents the lives of Queensland artists and the works they produced.

About the Project

Picturing the North illustrates some highlights of early art in Queensland, emphasising the themes of exploration, establishment, and edification. This visual journey through Queensland’s history begins with artists who were inspired to create work during successive waves of exploration along the Queensland coast; followed by visual representations of the communities that emerged throughout the early decades of settlement. The presentation concludes with a selection of works of art which evidence individual achievement in the young colony.