Perspectives on Contemporary Sculpture
Perspectives on Contemporary Sculpture was an industry seminar that explored topics including the role of sculpture in contemporary art; curating sculptural exhibitions; outdoor/public sculpture; and how regional galleries can engage with artists working in this medium.
When: Thursday 7 February 2019, 1.30pm-5pm
Where: The University of Queensland Art Museum
James and Mary Emelia Mayne Centre (Building 11), University Drive, St Lucia, Brisbane
Brian Robinson, Artist
Brian Robinson is of the Maluyligal and Wuthathi tribal groups of the Torres Strait and Cape York Peninsula and a descendant of the Dayak people of Malaysia. Born on Waiben (Thursday Island) and now Cairns-based, Robinson is known for his printmaking, sculpture and public art in which he uses a variety of techniques to produce bold, innovative and distinctive works. His graphic prints and contemporary sculptures read as episodes in an intriguing narrative, revealing the strong tradition of storytelling within his community. Robinson’s work has featured in many exhibitions nationally and internationally and is held in major collections throughout Australia and overseas.
Simon Lawrie, Balnaves Curator of Australian Sculpture, McClelland Sculpture Park + Gallery
Unfortunately Simon was unable to present at the Seminar.
Simon Lawrie completed a Bachelor of Fine Arts at the Victorian College of the Arts, University of Melbourne in 2005, and a Master of Art Curatorship at the University of Melbourne 2013. He is currently The Balnaves Curator of Australian Sculpture at McClelland Sculpture Park+Gallery in Langwarrin, Victoria. He has previously held internship roles at Heide Museum of Modern Art, Arc One Gallery and the National Gallery of Victoria working with contemporary art. Simon's research interests focus on the legacy of early conceptual and land art, and their renewed relevance within the context of contemporary social and environmental issues. He is enthusiastic about exploring the varying political and philosophical registers in which contemporary art operates both within and beyond public institutions.
Dr Greer Honeywill, Artist
Greer Honeywill is a multidisciplinary artist whose practice encompasses installation, text, object making, textiles, photography, video and sound. Within her practice she explores the theatre of the domestic, the poetry of the ordinary and their interconnectedness with architecture. Like an ethnographer or taxonomist of the domestic she endlessly sifts, searches and reclassifies gatherings of data, stories and objects that provide endless speculation about the domestic built form and the effect on the lives of those living within.
An award-winning artist, she has exhibited extensively since 2000. Honeywill holds a PhD from Monash University (2003) and a PhD from the University of Tasmania (2015).
Christine Morrow, Curator
Christine Morrow is an Australian artist, curator and writer currently based in Brisbane. She is experienced in gallery directorship, management, curating, lecturing and art criticism. In a twenty year career across roles held in Brisbane, Melbourne, Sydney and Adelaide, she co-founded and co-directed the artist-run space Blindside in Melbourne, curated for Sydney’s Museum of Contemporary Art, and Directed the Verge Gallery at University of Sydney as well as the Australian Experimental Art Foundation. Morrow curated the Australian artists at the Tenth Havana Biennial in Cuba.
John Stafford, Director, Creative Move moderated the panel discussion.
This is an annual industry seminar presented by M&G QLD in partnership with The University of Queensland Art Museum, and supported by the Visual Arts and Craft Strategy, an initiative of the Australian, State and Territory Governments.