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The Creative Issue – News for Creatives | December 10, 2019

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Creative Drinks 'Out of Towner' Talent

Ratu Lewis

Alison Mooney is a Toowoomba-based painter and curator.

Predominantly self taught, she has been exhibiting and selling works consistently since early 2009, when she first started sharing her work publicly.

Her works are characterised by a bold use of layering, colour, line and subtle satire.

Alison has works in private collections nationally as well as in Japan, Papua New Guinea and New Zealand.

As a curator, Alison works with Toowoomba cafe and function space, Metro Cafe and Events. Into the second year of their partnership, these shows have exhibited the works of over 60 local artists across six seasonal, themed shows. OPening nights, which incorporate local live music, performance and art, have regularly attract crowds upwards of 60 people.

Artists are invited to exhibit and create pieces to a common theme for these exhibitions which have been well recieved by the local community.

They seem to have also stimulated creation and experimentation within the town’s creative community.

2011 promises the expansion of these shows into a more comprehensive contribution to the local scene with plans to implement artist residencies, workshops, artist talks and toured exhibitions.