ephemeral traces: Brisbane's artist-run scene in the 1980s
Address: James and Mary Emelia Mayne Centre (Building 11), University Drive, The University of Queensland
Date: 2 April – 26 June 2016
Time: 10 am - 4 pm
'Highrise Wallpaper' 1988
Documentation of the project ‘InterFace 88: City as a work of art’, Brisbane.
Collection of Jeanelle Hurst. Reproduced courtesy of the artist.
Drawing on artworks, documentation and ephemera, the exhibition provides a contextual account of this progressive artist-run activity, examining collective projects, publications and the spaces themselves, as well as organisations such as the Artworkers Union and Queensland Artworkers Alliance. A counterpoint to Michele Helmrich’s earlier exhibition 'Return to sender' (UQ Art Museum, 2012) which focused on the artists who left Queensland during the Bjelke-Petersen era. This exhibition is about the artists who stayed.
Curator: Peter Anderson