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‘These Are Not the Droids You’re Looking For’

The opening show was great! Check out the photos from the night by following this link.

There are lots of people to thank including everyone who attended and showed their support by purchasing the artwork. Thank to Phil Coorey from ‘The Cow’ for sponsoring the RAYGUN events by generously donating drinks. Below is the floor sheet from the night outlining the premise for the show with some important thankyou’s.

RAYGUN showcases visual art exhibitions as well as temporal based participatory art projects in addition to a virtual space at RAYGUNLAB aims to create a dialogue with other artists, designers, architects on a national and international level through exhibitions, the exchange of ideas and a critical dialogue about what is happening in the arts, design and architecture now in an ever expanding visual world. Through this dialogue consisting of exhibitions, projects and temporal experiments, the aim is to create a space in which a regional location (Toowoomba) can be a catchment for creative and conceptually based professionals. The space aims to demonstrate an ongoing desire to show how we perceive the different genres of art being pursued by varied practitioners and philosophers around the world.

The work that RAYGUN will be investigating may not at times be from the genre of ‘popular culture’, (paintings that can be purchased and smartly co-ordinate with the colours in your living room, or music that you hear on local radio).  We intend for the works exhibited through RAYGUN to encourage thought and critical engagement that relate directly with contemporary issues and are either delivered through the artists work as personal investigation, or set up as interactive experiments involving participants.

RAYGUN WOULD LIKE TO THANK the artists for generously donating their work to the fundraiser!  RAYGUN’s Board members, especially Stephen Spurrier, David Usher and Kyle Jenkins for their time and support (Kyle especially, both as a mentor and financially), Metro Cafe and events for contributing glasses, Sam Peck for sanding the floors (which was horrible), Grace Dewer for her assistance with painting the walls, Will Lawson for providing support and the ventilators, Jarrod Kath and Noral Piers – Blundell (associate directors) for their support financially, Rich and Al (aka. Phat Burgers) for their roller, chips, aoli and kitchen access, and Mace McGregor, Grace Dewer, Dan Elborne and Millie Atzeni for being awesome Interns! RAYGUN has been both fostered and developed through the invaluable contribution of our supporters.

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