2013 events

Texta book club

Carpentaria by Alexis Wright

THU 5 DEC, 11AM TO 1PM

TEXTA is no ordinary book club. It is for people who love to read art (or would like to learn how). Each book is carefully selected to complement an exhibition at QUT Art Museum.

Held in conjunction with the exhibition Traversing borders: art from the Kimberley, our next book club discusses Carpentaria by Alexis Wright. Meet at QUT Art Museum on the day for a curator-led tour followed by discussion of the book.

QUT alumni

Exhibition preview

SAT 30 NOV, 2PM, FREE

In partnership with QUT Alumni we would like to invite all QUT alumni to join us in celebrating the opening of Traversing borders: Art from the Kimberley. Join Agnes Armstrong (artist), Dora Griffiths (emerging curator), Karen Mills and Vanessa Van Ooyen (co-curators) as they discuss the exhibition.

Floor talk

Traversing borders: Art from the Kimberley

SAT 30 NOV, 2PM, FREE

Join Agnes Armstrong, Peggy Griffiths, Gloria Mengil (artists), Dora Griffiths (emerging curator), Karen Mills and Vanessa Van Ooyen (co-curators) as they discuss the exhibition Traversing borders: Art from the Kimberley, a survey of a vibrant cultural region of Australia through the work of over sixty distinctive artists.

Settlement

byline

28 SEP TO 24 NOV, FREE

QUT Art Museum presents an interactive artist project created by Alfredo and Isabel Aquilizan in conjunction with the exhibition Fragments: another country. Visit the exhibition and create your own object from recycled material to add to an ever growing settlement.

Due to ongoing education workshops, if you are planning on participating in Settlement on a weekday, please contact QUT Art Museum in advance to check availability.

Book swap

THU 17 OCT, 12 TO 2PM, FREE

Book swap will be held at QUT Art Museum in conjunction with the exhibition Fragments: another country and TEXTA Book Club. Bring along a pre-loved book to swap on the day along with a gold coin donation. Money raised from this event will go to The Indigenous Literacy Foundation, an organisation that aims to raise literacy levels and improve the lives and opportunities of Indigenous children living in remote and isolated regions. Complimentary refreshments will be served.

Texta book club

The shark net by Robert Drewe

THU 17 OCT, 11AM, FREE

TEXTA is no ordinary book club. It is for people who love to read art (or would like to learn how). Each book is carefully selected to compliment an exhibition at QUT Art Museum.

Held in conjunction with the exhibition Fragments: another country, our next book club discusses The shark net by Robert Drewe. Meet at QUT Art Museum on the day for a curator-led tour followed by discussion of the book.

Opening

Fragments: Another country
Alfredo and Isabel Aquilizan

FRI 27 SEP, 6PM, FREE

You and a guest are invited to the official opening event for Fragments: another country.

QUT alumni

Exclusive exhibition preview

FRI 27 SEP, 5PM, FREE

In partnership with QUT Alumni we would like to invite all QUT alumni to join us in celebrating the opening of Fragments: another country through an exclusive exhibition preview including an artist floor talk.

Since immigrating to Australia from the Philippines in 2006, Brisbane based husband-and-wife team Alfredo and Isabel Aquilizan have participated in numerous high profile art biennales and events. Their elaborate and intricately planned installations have captured the imagination of audiences from diverse backgrounds. Each of their installations is an ongoing exploration of ideas around migration, family, belonging and dislocation, with each subsequent artwork building upon the previous.

Fragments: another country is the first major survey of the Aquilizans' work. It will restage many of the large-scale installations and provide an unprecedented opportunity to view the work as a comprehensive series, thus providing a unique insight into the creative processes of this internationally acclaimed art duo.

D/Talks series 04

TUE 24 SEP, 6PM, FREE

F Block, room 201, Gardens Point

QUT's design collective, The Dub, invite Alfredo and Isabel Aquilizan to discuss their practice in advance of their upcoming exhibition Fragments: another country.

The wider community are welcome to join this event.

Texta book club

Theft: a love story by Peter Carey

THU 29 AUG, 11AM, FREE

TEXTA is no ordinary book club. It is for people who love to read art (or would like to learn how). Each book is carefully selected to complement an exhibition at QUT Art Museum.

Held in conjunction with the exhibition Made to last: The conservation of art and the Thompson bequest, our next book club discusses Theft: a love story by Peter Carey. Meet at QUT Art Museum on the day for a curator-led tour followed by discussion of the book.

Ikebana demonstration

To celebrate Japan Week

WED 21 AUG, 11AM

Ikebana is the traditional form of Japanese flower arranging. To celebrate Japan Week come along to QUT Art Museum for an Ikebana demonstration with Ms Misae Natsume from the Ohara School of Ikebana. Presented by QUT Art Museum and the Consulate-General of Japan.

Made to last: The conservation of art

With Sherryn Vardy

THU 1 AUG, 12PM,FREE

Join Sherryn Vardy, curator of Made to last: the conservation of art, as she presents an introduction to art conservation. Vardy will focus on preventive conservation including display and storage conditions, and handling and materials which are important when caring for artworks. This lecture is a must for anyone interested in pursuing a career in the museum or gallery sector.

Vardy holds a Bachelor and a Graduate Diploma of Visual Arts from Monash University and has recently completed a Masters of Cultural Material Conservation at The University of Melbourne specialising in painting conservation. She has a diverse background in the gallery sector gained through over 10 years experience in regional galleries and is currently Exhibitions Manager at National Exhibitions Touring Support (NETS) Victoria.

Participatory art and the experience economy

Dr Mark Pennings

WED 24 JUL, 6PM, FREE

Just as Pop Art depicted the abundance of material products in a postwar consumer society, Participatory Art represents today's experience economies. Participatory Art's engagement with experience economies in which it aesthetically codifies experiences, is associated with neoliberal practices that commodify 'authentic' experiences. Participatory Art that contributes to populist entertainment modes and enhances the art museum experience in cultural tourist precincts also converges with economic requirements. While much Participatory Art mimics the commodification of experiential human relations via aesthetic codification, there are some practices that seek to foster experiences that transcend consumerist and aesthetic instrumentalisation. All participatory endeavours however remain framed within experiential and immaterial doctrines.

Dr Mark Pennings, Senior Lecturer, QUT presents this new research.

Texta book club

Autumn Laing by Alex Miller

THU 18 JUL, 11AM, FREE

TEXTA is no ordinary book club. It is for people who love to read art (or would like to learn how). Each book is carefully selected to complement an exhibition at QUT Art Museum.

Held in conjunction with the exhibition Made to last: The conservation of art and the Thompson bequest, our next book club discusses Autumn Laing by Alex Miller. Meet at QUT Art Museum on the day for a curator-led tour followed by discussion of the book.

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Art / Work

A program for senior high school students

WED 10 JUL, 6PM, FREE

This evening is a must for senior high school students interested in a career in the visual arts. They will hear from young QUT graduates, who will chart the path that led to their exciting careers. We also welcome teachers and parents along to this free program. Information about study options in Creative Industries at QUT will also be available.

This year, following the panel discussion, we will be holding individual consultations for high school students, who can book in to speak with either one of the speakers or a Creative Industries Faculty staff member. Places are limited so we encourage students to register their interest early.

6 - 7pm: Panel discussion
7 - 8pm: Individual consultations

ART/WORK Panellists:

Courtney Coombs (artist/curator)
Maree Di Pasquale (art fair manager)
Tess Maunder (art writer/curator)
Richard Stride (artist/artworker)

A short history of modern art

QUT creative short course

Commencing Jun 2013, 6pm to 9pm

Are you interested in the origins and development of modern and contemporary art? This course will encourage you to engage with art's principles and ideas through lectures, discussion sessions and floor talks, while familiarising you with the art museum environment.

This program will run over four Thursday evenings from 20 June until 11 July from 6pm to 9pm.

QUT alumni

Exclusive exhibition preview

FRI 31 MAY, 5PM, FREE

In partnership with QUT Alumni we would like to invite all QUT alumni to join us in celebrating the opening of Charles Conder: the lithographs and Heavy weights: international works on paper from the collection through an exclusive exhibition preview including a curator-led floor talk.

Charles Conder: The lithographs includes a series of lithographic prints created by the enigmatic English born artist Charles Conder. Immigrating to Australia in the late 1800s, Conder was a contemporary of Tom Roberts and both were key figures in the Heidelberg School. Spanning the period of 1899 until 1906 and drawing on subjects from Balzac and the bohemian talks of Henri Merger, the lithographs are some of Conder's finest work.

QUT holds a significant collection of international works on paper by 20th century luminaries such as Alexander Calder, David Hockney, William Kentridge, Fernand Leger, Sol LeWitt, Joan Miro, Henry Moore and Joe Tilson. Individually, many of these works have never been exhibited and certainly never as a comprehensive collection focus as in Heavy weights: international works on paper from the collection. The scarcity of holdings of works on paper by international artists outside of major state and national collections contextualises the QUT Art Collection as one of national and international significance.

Clark Beaumont in conversation with Bree Richards

WED 22 MAY, 6PM, FREE

Nicole Beaumont and Sarah Clark began their collaborative performance-based practice in 2010 when studying together at QUT. Through live and mediated performance works, they investigate ideas and constructs around identity, female subjectivity, intimacy and interpersonal relationships. Late last year, Clark Beaumont were invited to participate in Kaldor Public Art Project #27, entitled 13 Rooms at Pier 2/3 in Sydney. The project saw their work exhibited alongside the work of 12 internationally renowned contemporary artists including Marina Abramovic and Damian Hirst. Proposed as an exhibition of 'living sculpture', this ambitious project ran for 11 days in April and was curated by two of the world's most the highly regarded curators, Hans Ulrich Obrist, Co-director of London's Serpentine Gallery, and Klaus Biesenbach, Director of MoMA PS1 in New York. Join us as they discuss the details of this extraordinary opportunity and the work that they created for the project, Coexisting 2013, with Bree Richards, Assistant Curator, Contemporary Australian Art, QAGoMA.

Caitlin Franzmann + Ross Manning

In conversation

TUE 14 MAY, 6PM, FREE

Caitlin Franzmann is interested in challenging the purely visual and/or conceptual as means of communication in visual art, and is attracted to the potential that lies in sensory experience. Ross Manning works with domestic technologies to create works that explore the effects of light, movement and sound. Join the artists as they discuss their work in Foundation's edge: artists and technology with exhibition co-curator, Megan Williams.

Points of view

launch event

MON 13 MAY, 6:30PM, FREE

In March this year, QUT Art Museum held a series of masterclasses in conjunction with Australian War Memorial exhibition Shaun Gladwell: Afghanistan. During the masterclasses, internationally acclaimed artist Shaun Gladwell worked with high-achieving high school students and educators from QLD and NSW. Participants gained an insight into Shaun's practice then worked collaboratively to conceive and create a two-channel video work.

Points of view presents the resulting four video works created during the masterclasses, exhibiting at Parer Place, QUT Creative Industries Precinct from Monday 13 May until Sunday 26 May 2013.

To open this exhibition we will be hosting a launch event on Monday 13 May. This is an opportunity for the masterclass participants to receive their certificates and DVDs and to celebrate their achievements with their families and school community.

This program was kindly supported by Jocelyn's Provisions.

Texta book club

Super sad true love story by Gary Shteyngart

THU 2 MAY, 11AM, FREE

TEXTA is no ordinary book club. It is for people who love to read art (or would like to learn how). Each book is carefully selected to complement an exhibition at QUT Art Museum.

Held in conjunction with the exhibition Foundation's edge: artists and technology, our next book club discusses Super sad true love story by Gary Shteyngart. Meet at QUT Art Museum on the day for a curator-led tour followed by discussion of the book.

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Michael Candy + Benjamin Forster

In conversation

WED 24 APR, 6PM, FREE

Michael Candy is an emerging new media/kinetic artist with a specific interest in the relationship between imitation and technological standards. Benjamin Forster's practice explores drawing, bringing together digital and biological technologies, installation and print to trace the boundaries of logic, economy and the role of the artist in art making. Join the artists as they discuss their work in Foundation's edge: artists and technology with exhibition co-curator, Megan Williams.

Ken + Julia Yonetani

In conversation

SAT 16 MAR, 11AM, FREE

As previous representatives of Australia at the Venice Biennale (2009), Ken + Julia Yonetani's art installations have attracted international acclaim and drawn attention to environmental issues. Join the artists as they discuss their chandelier installation series featured in Foundation's edge: artists and technology, which was created in response to Japan's horrific Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant accident in 2011.

Foundation's edge: artists and technology

FRI 15 MAR, 6PM, FREE

You and a guest are invited to the official opening event for Foundation's edge: artists and technology, featuring a live performance by Lawrence English, Ross Manning and Eugene Carchesio.

Shaun Gladwell: Afghanistan

SAT 9 MAR, 4PM, FREE

You and a guest are invited to the official closing event for .

Shaun Gladwell in conversation

SAT 9 MAR, 3PM, FREE

Shaun Gladwell travelled to Afghanistan in 2009 as an official war artist commissioned by the Australian War Memorial. Join Shaun Gladwell in conversation with Warwick Heywood, Curator, Australian War Memorial.

View the exhibition, Shaun Gladwell: Afghanistan

Joseph Daws in conversation

SAT 2 MAR, 2PM, FREE

Within his work Joseph Daws is seeking to explore the thresholds between subject matter and abstraction. This work has developed from Daws' interest in the latency of abstraction, the mobility of signification and the poetics of painting. Join the artist as he discusses his practice with Dr Daniel Mafe, artist and Senior Lecturer, Visual Art, QUT Creative Industries.

View the exhibition, Joseph Daws: Painting

Texta book club

THU 28 FEB, 11AM, FREE

TEXTA is a book club for people who love to read art. Held in conjunction with the exhibition Shaun Gladwell: Afghanistan, we launch into 2013 with All Quiet on the Western Front by Erich Remarque. The discussion will continue with a tour of the exhibition.

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