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Artist Videos

The following videos were produced as resources for exhibitions toured by Museums & Galleries Queensland (M&G QLD).

Safe Space contemporary sculpture

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A panel discussion with 8 of the artists in the Safe Space exhibition and Curator, Christine Morrow, presented at Logan Art Gallery on 30 November 2018.
 
Safe Space is an initiative of Museums & Galleries Queensland, developed in partnership with Logan City Council through Logan Art Gallery. The exhibition is being toured by M&G QLD to twelve venues nationally from 2018–2021.
 
Curated by Christine Morrow, Safe Space showcases works by 12 acclaimed contemporary Australian artists: Abdul-Rahman Abdullah, David Cross, Keg de Souza, Karla Dickens, Franz Ehmann, Will French, Claire Healy & Sean Cordeiro, Rosie Miller, Michelle Nikou, Alex Seton and Tim Sterling.
 
The exhibition features many notions of space — abstract and real, physical, psychological, political and social. The title of the exhibition coaxes viewers to consider the ways the artworks engage the themes of safety and its lack; space in all its rich possibility and, perhaps unexpectedly, in all its difficulty.
 
This video was commissioned by M&G QLD, supported by the Visual Arts and Craft Strategy, an initiative of the Australian, State and Territory Governments.

Click here to learn more about the touring exhibition. 

Some people are stories

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A conversation between Michael Eather and Professor Marcia Langton AM, discussing the work of artist Vincent Serico featured in his 2009 folio, Some people are stories.

The folio is part of an exhibition of Vincent’s artworks being toured by Museums & Galleries Queensland to eight Queensland venues from 2018–2020.

Vincent Serico was born in Brisbane before being separated from his family at the age of four. During the 1950s he grew up on the mission at Cherbourg, Queensland. His stories are about living in different parts of Queensland, working, travelling, painting, and playing cards in old mission communities like Cherbourg, Palm Island, Mornington Island, Yarrabah, and Doomadgee.

Michael Eather is Curator of the touring exhibition, Some people are stories, and Director of FireWorks Gallery, Brisbane. Professor Marcia Langton AM is an anthropologist and geographer, and a descendant of the Jiman people of Queensland.

This video was commissioned by M&G QLD, supported by the Visual Arts and Craft Strategy, an initiative of the Australian, State and Territory Governments.

Click here to learn more about the touring exhibition Some people are stories.

Wanton, Wild & Unimagined

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An interview between Louise Martin-Chew and artist, Alison McDonald.

Wanton, Wild & Unimagined is a playful exhibition of sculptured recycled plastics that stirs the imagination and evokes environmental reflection.

The exhibition is being toured by Museums & Galleries Queensland to thirteen venues nationally from 2016–2019.

Environmental artist Alison McDonald has spent many hours manipulating the humble plastic bottle, and collecting thousands of plastic lids to make a variety of unimagined and impossible creations inspired by plants, oceans and John Wyndham’s book The Day of the Triffids.

McDonald’s artwork sits at the junction of sculpture, consumer culture and environmental concern; utilising multiples of individual recycled materials to create new forms and perhaps re-shape our thinking about plastic and its effect on our environment.

This video was commissioned by M&G QLD, supported by the Visual Arts and Craft Strategy, an initiative of the Australian, State and Territory Governments.

Click here to learn more about the touring exhibition Wanton, Wild & Unimagined.

Material Matters

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An interview between Louise Martin-Chew and artist, Kay S Lawrence.

Material Matters is the culmination of artist Kay S Lawrence’s PhD research into the use of ‘women’s work’ and digital technologies to address global ecological and social issues.

The exhibition was toured by Museums & Galleries Queensland to eight Queensland venues from 2016–2018.

At the heart of the exhibition and the artist’s research is the exploration of ‘women’s work’ – needlework techniques and other textile techniques (m)aligned with females, including embroidery, knitting, crochet, and binding – and the inherent materiality of these mediums beyond their obvious aesthetic attributes.

Material Matters reflects on the process, meanings and potential strength contained in textile traditions and processes, being aware of textile tropes and the potential for making meaning through their disruption.

This video was commissioned by M&G QLD, supported by the Visual Arts and Craft Strategy, an initiative of the Australian, State and Territory Governments.

Click here to learn more about the touring exhibition Material Matters.

Joe Furlonger – exhibiting artist, Tattersall’s Club Landscape Art Prize

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Since 1990, Tattersall's Club has conducted an acquisitive Landscape Art Prize. In 2015, Tattersall's Club celebrated its 150th anniversary. To celebrate this milestone and to mark 25 years of the Landscape Art Prize, Tattersall's Club Committee made available a selection of winning entries for an exhibition, Tattersall’s Club Landscape Art Prize, to tour to regional Queensland centres.
 
Curated by Bernie Hollet, Tattersall’s Club Art Curator, this exhibition featured high-calibre works by some of Australia's most celebrated artists working in this genre, including Gordon Shepherdson, John Caldwell, Michael Nelson Jagamara, Davida Allen, Sybil Curtis, Maureen Hansen and Joe Furlonger.
 
The exhibition was toured by Museums & Galleries Queensland to six Queensland venues from 2016–2017.
 
In the first film below, exhibition artist Joe Furlonger discusses his practice and processes with a group of art educators and artists from the Bundaberg region, delivered at Bundaberg Regional Art Gallery in November 2016, at the time that Tattersall’s Club Landscape Art Prize was on display at the nearby Childers Art Space.
 
In the second film below, Joe Furlonger gives an artist talk to a group of students at North Bundaberg State High School during this same visit to the region in November 2016.
 
These videos were commissioned by M&G QLD, supported by the Visual Arts and Craft Strategy, an initiative of the Australian, State and Territory Governments.

Click here to learn more about the touring exhibition.

 

Twelve videos of interviews with exhibiting artists, Saltwater Country

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Saltwater Country was a major touring exhibition of works by 27 of Queensland’s most acclaimed Indigenous artists. Initiated by Museums & Galleries Queensland and developed in partnership with Gold Coast City Gallery, Saltwater Country was co-curated by Michael Aird and Virginia Rigney.
 
The exhibition toured to twelve venues nationally and internationally from 2014–2017. The works featured stories of historical, environmental and personal concerns, utilising these artists’ strong cultural connections to their saltwater country – Queensland’s coastline, sea and waterways.
 
The videos feature interviews with 12 of the Saltwater Country exhibiting artists: Vernon Ah Kee, Daniel Boyd, Michael Cook, Megan Cope, Laurie Nilsen, Napolean Oui, Ryan Presley, Brian Robinson, Ken Thaiday Snr, Alick Tipoti, Ian Waldron, Judy Watson.
 
These videos were commissioned by M&G QLD, supported by the Visual Arts and Craft Strategy, an initiative of the Australian, State and Territory Governments.

Click here to learn more about the touring exhibition Saltwater Country.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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