Ron McBurnie, Catherine Parker and Stephen Spurrier, ‘The ghosts sleep beneath our feet and dance above our heads’ (detail), ‘Cosmic Witness’ series, 2020-22, Ink, acrylic paint, paint pens, pencil, watercolour and gold leaf, 42 x 29cm.

POSTWORLD

POSTWORLD features Australian artists who create parallel universes. Audiences are invited into the playful, sublime, poetic and cautionary in this exhibition. Drawing on the detritus of human experience, these worlds have their own internal languages existing in alternate time and space.

About the exhibition

POSTWORLD features Australian artists who create parallel universes. Audiences are invited into the playful, sublime, poetic and cautionary in this exhibition. Drawing on the detritus of human experience, these worlds have their own internal languages existing in alternate time and space. 

As this show was built, each artist’s work expanded on this thematic provocation, finding pathways to comfort, resistant to the overwhelming sense of panic. Stillness, awe and appreciation resonated, honouring the world beyond its utility to provide resources for consumption in the Anthropocene. 

New fictions (and possible futures) are rendered, providing alternate perspectives on the environment, gender and capitalist hegemony.


Artists

Alison Bennett (VIC), Neil Binnie (QLD), Keith Deverell (Blue Screen of Death) (TAS), Gail Mabo (QLD), Ron McBurnie (QLD), Jenny Mulcahy (QLD), Catherine Parker (QLD), David Rowe (QLD), Jason Sims (SA), Stephen Spurrier (QLD), Rhonda Stevens (QLD).


Tour Dates

23 February 202427 April 2024
10 May 20247 July 2024
23 August 202427 October 2024

Acknowledgements

POSTWORLD is a touring initiative co-curated by Kate O’Hara and Daniel Qualischefski, developed by Umbrella Studio Contemporary Arts (Umbrella), commissioned by NAFA and toured by Museums & Galleries Queensland (M&G QLD). This project has been assisted by the Australian Government’s Visions of Australia program and by the Queensland Government through Arts Queensland.

Umbrella and M&G QLD are supported by the Queensland Government through Arts Queensland. Both organisations are also supported by the Tim Fairfax Family Foundation and receive funding from Creative Australia through the Australian Cultural Fund.


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Alison Bennett, vegetal / digital (Waratah), 2021, Still of photogrammetry pointcloud.

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