Lost in Palm Springs
Lost in Palm Springs is a multidisciplinary exhibition bringing together fourteen creative minds—artists, photographers and thinkers from America and Australia—who respond to, capture, or re-imagine the magical qualities of the landscape and the celebrated mid-century modern architecture of the desert city of Palm Springs, California.
About the exhibition
Curated by Dr Greer Honeywill, this exhibition examines the connection between Palm Springs and Australia, and how contemporary artists engage with and respond to modernism’s aesthetic and influence. Place and home, landscapes (real and imagined), and Bauhaus sensibilities inform the exceptional works in this exhibition.
Lost in Palm Springs is the result of three artist-residencies Greer undertook in Palm Springs, California, USA, between 2017-2019 researching the world’s largest collection of domestic mid-century modern architecture and connecting with artists who share her passion. In doing so, she discovered architectural and aesthetic sensibilities with surprisingly strong connections to Australia, particularly the Gold Coast.
Kate Ballis (AUS), Tom Blachford (AUS), Darren Bradley (USA), Anna Carey (AUS), Sam Cranstoun (AUS), Paul Davies (AUS), Rosi Griffin (AUS), Jim Isermann (USA), Troy Kudlac (USA), Lance O’Donnell (USA), Kim Stringfellow (USA), Vicki Stravrou (AUS), Robyn Sweaney (AUS), Gosia Wlodarczak (AUS).
Curated by Dr Greer Honeywill, Lost in Palm Springs is a touring initiative developed by HOTA, Home of the Arts, Gold Coast in partnership with Museums & Galleries Queensland. This project has been assisted by the Australian Government through its Visions of Australia program and through the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body. It is supported by the Queensland Government through Arts Queensland and proudly sponsored by IAS Fine Art Logistics and o2 Architecture.
Museums & Galleries Queensland is also supported by the Tim Fairfax Family Foundation and receives funds through the Australian Cultural Fund.