Approximately every four years, Museums & Galleries Queensland (M&G QLD) develops its own touring exhibition to fill gaps within the national touring exhibition circuit, informed by extensive industry consultations with its Queensland constituency.
Safe Space brings together three-dimensional art works by twelve contemporary Australian artists that explore psychological aspects of physical space. It features a range of figurative elements and narrative themes with social, and sometimes political, resonances. Many of the works in this exhibition take as their point of departure: the human body, its dimensions, the spaces it occupies, the narratives that contain it and the theatre or spectacle that unfolds around it.
Safe Space is an initiative of Museums & Galleries Queensland developed in partnership with Logan City Council through Logan Art Gallery, and curated by Christine Morrow. This travelling exhibition is supported by the Visions regional touring program, an Australian Government program aiming to improve access to cultural material for all Australians; the Queensland Government through Arts Queensland; the Visual Arts and Craft Strategy, an initiative of the Australian, State and Territory governments; and the Australian Government through the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body.
Abdul-Rahman Abdullah, Alex Seton, Claire Healy + Sean Cordeiro, David Cross, Franz Ehmann, Karla Dickens, Keg de Souza, Michelle Nikou, Rosie Miller, Tim Sterling, Will French.
Tour Dates 2018
Logan Art Gallery, QLD: 30 November 2018 – 12 January 2019
Tour Dates 2019
Bundaberg Regional Art Gallery, QLD: 14 February – 14 April 2019
Rockhampton Art Gallery, QLD: 27 April – 9 June 2019
Dogwood Crossing, Miles, QLD: 28 June – 20 August 2019
Toowoomba Regional Art Gallery, QLD: 7 December 2019 – 2 February 2020
Tour Dates 2020
Grafton Regional Gallery, NSW: 25 March – 16 May 2020
Maitland Regional Art Gallery, NSW: 23 May – 16 August 2020
Devonport Regional Gallery, TAS: 2 October – 15 November 2020
Tour Dates 2021
Murray Bridge Regional Gallery, SA: 15 February – 14 March 2021
Latrobe Regional Gallery, VIC: 10 April – 25 June 2021
New England Regional Art Museum, NSW: Dates to be confirmed
University of Sunshine Coast Gallery, QLD: Dates to be confirmed
Banner image above: Michelle Nikou, Vacancy, 2014. Cast lead alloy, lead, neon, latex, dimensions variable. Photograph by Simon Hewson, image courtesy of the artist and Darren Knight Gallery.