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Explore the diversity of Australia through ‘1 Land 3 Views’ exhibition

16 March 2015

Visitors to the John Mullins Memorial Art Gallery at Dogwood Crossing, Miles can now enjoy the work of three highly talented Australian artists who have explored their varying impressions of Australia in the exhibition 1 Land 3 Views, an ‘Art on Cairncross’ curated show.

Western Downs Regional Council Spokesperson for Community and Cultural Development and Health Services Councillor Carolyn Tillman said patrons will experience insights into the varied nature and perspectives of our country.

“Dogwood Crossing, Miles is pleased to be hosting the works of well-regarded artists Rex Backhaus-Smith, Tom McAulay and Jim Kinch in the new exhibition 1 Land 3 Views,” she said.

“The diversity of Australia has always been a rich source of inspiration for artists of all persuasions, and this exhibition focuses on the life experiences of Backhaus-Smith, McAulay and Kinch as they capture the distinct landscapes, native animals, lifestyles and communities of Australia.

“Backhaus-Smith and McAulay are ‘born and bred’ Queenslanders, from the western rural and far northern tropical regions respectively, whilst Kinch is Irish-born but has called South Australia home since the 1970s. Whilst they have individual painting and drawing styles, together they share a passion for the Australian landscape and its people, from bush living in the Outback to our national obsession with sport.

“I encourage art-lovers and those who enjoy exploring our country to visit Dogwood Crossing, Miles to experience a journey through the Australian landscape and its people thanks to the work of these three accomplished Australian artists.”

Also showing on the Curved Wall at Dogwood Crossing, Miles is Dorothy Haig’s Memory Keepers which examines domestic activity, the intermeshed role of women and ultimately grandmothers, as storytellers who hold the key to our history.

Both exhibitions will be on display at Dogwood Crossing, Miles until Tuesday 14 April 2015.

For more information on the exhibitions call Dogwood Crossing, Miles on 4679 4430 or visit

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