The Habitus-Habitat touring exhibition features a selection of works created during a public art initiative of artist residencies carried out in conjunction with the development of six walking tracks by the Environmental Protection Agency in Queensland. The curatorial rationale of the project Habitus - Habitat is based on the concept that artmaking has the potential to generate a point of union between nature and culture. This exhibition showcases some of the finest contemporary art practice currently taking place in Queensland. It is as much about artmaking processes, about dialogue between artists and artworks, as it is about unique artistic expressions. There is an unfolding quality to the exhibition that becomes apparent when the threads of the many individual responses and journeys emerge, overlap, entwine and intersect with one another.
Habitus - Habitat is curated by Beth Jackson and includes artists BONEMAP (Rebecca Youdell & Russell Milledge), Frankie Bowe, Jill Chism, Marian Drew, Maree Edmiston - Prior, Shane Fitzgerald, Fiona Foley, Marion Gaemers, Holly Grech, Barbara Hart, Jeremy Hynes, Anne Lord, Sebastian Moody, Ruth Parry, Barbara Pierce, Brian Robinson, Zane Saunders, Glen Skein, Meaghan Shelton, Ben Trupperbaumer, Craig Walsh and Elizabeth Woods.
This touring exhibition is supported by The GEO Project - a resources website that features image galleries, critical writing, an education kit and online activities that add a layer of interest, documentation, education and interaction across the GEO exhibitions: Antarctica - A Place in the Wilderness, Intimate Transactions, Habitus - Habitat and Replant: a new generation of botanical art.
Exhibition development was assisted by Powerlink Queensland, Touring Exhibition Partnership Plan funding from the Australia Council and project funding through Arts Queensland.
Tour Dates 2008
Noosa Regional Gallery: 21 November 2008 - 18 January 2009
Tour Dates 2009
Grafton Regional Gallery: 4 February - 15 March
Gladstone Regional Gallery & Museum: 27 March - 9 May
The Centre for Scenic Rim Arts & Culture - Beaudesert: 3 June - 8 July
Toowoomba Regional Art Gallery: 17 July - 23 August
Gympie Regional Gallery: 2 September - 11 October
Tour Dates 2010
Artspace Mackay: 5 February - 4 April
Umbrella Studio, Townsville and School of Creative Arts Gallery, James Cook University: 23 April - 30 May
Childers Regional Art Gallery: 22 June - 8 August
Tamworth Regional Gallery: 14 August - 2 October
Logan Art Gallery : 16 November - 8 January 2011