Deathgate is open

After years of time, energy and planning, Deathgate; my largest project and exhibition to date, is open to the public for the first time.

The work is exhibiting from May 11 - June 8. Venue details follow:

The Goods Shed

Victoria Street (North end)

Toowoomba, QLD 4350

Parking available on site. Free entry. All welcome


Gallery Hours:

Wednesday – Sunday: 11 AM – 6 PM


Dan Elborne | danelborne@gmail.com


Deathgate installed at The Goods Shed, Toowoomba.

Photography: James Green.

Deathgate: May 11 - June 8

Fast approaching is my first showing of Deathgate; my largest work to date as the inaugural exhibition for Toowoomba’s newest exhibition space. The official opening is from 5:30PM on Saturday, May 11, 2019. This one really means a lot to me and all are welcome. Here’s the details followed by the poster for the exhibition:

Deathgate: A solo exhibition by Dan Elborne


The Goods Shed

Victoria Street (North end)

Toowoomba, QLD 4350

Parking available on site. Overflow parking on Railway Street.

Free entry | All welcome


May 11, 2019 – June 8, 2019 | Official opening: Saturday, May 11, 2019. Doors at 5:30 PM

Ordinary Opening Hours:

Wednesday – Sunday: 11 AM – 6 PM

Deathgate poster.jpg

Poster photograph: James Green.

Some kind of closure

I’m currently in France having just spent several days in Poland. The reason for this trip is mostly related to my Deathgate project, which I finished producing 2 weeks ago. Having physically completed the project, I wanted to return to where it started in an attempt to emotionally complete it.

I spent a couple of days at the Auschwitz camps (the primary influence for the work) while based in Krakow, and am now at the Fourwinds art centre close to Aureille in the South of France where I started developing and physically producing Deathgate nearly 3 and a half years ago.

I’m glad i’ve come back. Returning to Auschwitz brought a range of emotions, many of which I’m journaling about and probably won’t share. The visit did give me a sense of resolution and even relief now that the project is done. I was skeptical that I would feel anything like that. Now that I’m in France, I’m gathering my thoughts, editing photos from Poland, and writing a lot. I feel like this is exactly where I need to be, which is rare, special and not lost on me. I’ll share some photos over the next little while along with brief thoughts.

There’ll be more practical news related to the project very soon. The exhibition date is close to being locked in.

Here’s some photos from my visit to Auschwitz this week:

Photography: Dan Elborne.

Background photograph by Alec Shultz.