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LJ Harvey and His Times


J Harvey | Wallbracket: Infancy, Youth and Maturity c.1912 | Purchased 1987. Queensland Art Gallery Foundation | Collection: Queensland Art Gallery

LJ Harvey and His Times

21 February – 14 June 2009  Gallery 14, QAG

Lewis Jarvis Harvey (1871–1949) was an important practitioner and teacher in the arts and crafts movement in Queensland and a figure of national significance. Harvey was an accomplished potter and woodcarver, as well as the inspiration of the largest school of art pottery in Australia.

‘LJ Harvey and His Times’ celebrates the return to Queensland of a large and important collection of material relating to Harvey’s career. The collection was inherited by Harvey’s daughter, Elsie, and donated to the Gallery by Harvey’s twin grandsons, the Reverends David and Bruce Harvey Noble of Houston, Texas. The gift will be displayed with paintings and sculptures of the period from the Gallery’s Collection.

Xstrata Coal

LJ Harvey and His Times is Sponsored by Xstrata Coal.


This display is part of the Queensland Art Gallery’s contribution to a series of exhibitions in 2009 to celebrate Queensland’s sesquicentenary.