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Perspectives on Contemporary Sculpture

Perspectives on Contemporary Sculpture

Perspectives on Contemporary Sculpture is an industry seminar that will explore 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

Where: The University of Queensland Art Museum
James and Mary Emelia Mayne Centre (Building 11), University Drive, St Lucia, Brisbane

Cost: $60; $50 concession (Volunteers, Pensioners or Students); $25 SPECIAL OFFER to UQ Museum Studies Students

Seminar Presenters:

Simon Lawrie, Balnaves Curator of Australian Sculpture, McClelland Sculpture Park + Gallery

Simon Lawrie will explore the curatorial, aesthetic and socio-political aspects of Australian public sculpture.

Public sculpture in Australia has often been met with misunderstanding or controversy. It is largely resisted by art history and criticism, and while the curatorial process is marked by constraint and collaboration, sculpture in the public realm can provide opportunities for art to engage communities and audiences otherwise unfamiliar to the museum or gallery.

Dr Greer Honeywill, Artist

Dr Greer Honeywill will present about aspects of exhibiting artworks drawing on her personal experience. In the process, works arising from her studio exploration of the theatre of the domestic, the poetry of the ordinary and domestic architecture, will be revealed in various galleries.

Christine Morrow, Curator

Christine Morrow will address the unique challenges of curating sculpture as a specific medium in ways that may have practical applications for galleries. She will share some insights on her curatorial research, selection and planning processes on curating sculptural exhibitions.

John Stafford, Director, Creative Move will moderate the panel discussion

Register Now!

To register, download the Registration Form below, complete it and email to Leisha Walker at


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.


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