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SOPHIE TAYLOR

SOPHIE TAYLOR

SOPHIE TAYLOR

Dear Diary

Dear Diary is an exploration into journal keeping using visual art as the medium of expression. Colour, shape and composition will be the language used to convey Sophie’s thoughts and feelings each day.

A new work will be created daily, resulting in a visual experience of Sophie’s headspace over three weeks. What colours show up on happy days? What does frustration or fatigue look like? These are questions Sophie will explore for herself, and hopes to prompt the viewer to ask themselves.

Sophie believes that everyone’s experience of expression is unique, but always therapeutic when allowed space. The focus of this project is not on the aesthetics of the entries each day, but the vulnerability and emotion that they contain.

 

DATES

10 – 30 Jan, 2022

WHERE

Norman Park Substation
97 Wynnum Road, Norman Park

THE ARTISTS

Sophie Taylor
Sophie is a Gamilaraay artist living on Bundjalung Country. She works with ceramic sculpture and mixed media painting, as well as photography and textiles. She is in her second year of a Bachelor of Contemporary Australian Indigenous Art at Queensland College of Art (QCA) in SouthBank. Sophie explores expressionism using both painting and sculpture making. Her work is loose, colourful and expressive. She is inspired by nature, emotions and her mixed cultural background. She is passionate about the benefits art has on our mental well being, and believes it can be used as a powerful tool.

VISITING US

We take the safety of our patrons, staff and artists seriously. Metro Arts is operating in line with current Queensland Government guidelines and the Stage QLD COVIDSafe Industry Plan. If you are unwell, please refrain from attending events at Metro Arts. Maintaining physical distancing requirements is expected and is the individuals responsibility. Click here for more information. 

LINNEA TENGROTH

LINNEA TENGROTH

LINNEA TENGROTH

Black Girl Rising

Black Girl Rising is an original dark comedy piece interrogating black lives and mental health as a result of systemic racism.

This quirky, one-woman show centers on the protagonist of a black girl who is tired of having to justify her innocence, nationality, and intelligence, among other things. To heal her trauma, she has decided to conduct an experiment by inviting the audience into her space, a space that she takes up unapologetically. In this space, she is the norm and everyone else is the other. 

Confrontational, the show will not shy away from exploring the uncomfortable areas of racism. The audience is not passive in this experience but participators in the conversation. 

 

DATES

Mon 28 Mar – Sun 10 Apr, 2022

WHERE

Ferryman’s Hut
29 Macquarie Street, Teneriffe

THE ARTISTS

Linnea Tengroth
Linnea is an emerging theatre-maker and performer from Stockholm, Sweden. Graduating from Calle Flygare theatre school (Stockholm) in 2014, and the Performance Making course at the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts in 2019. Linnea brings a big passion for intercultural theatre, physical theatre, and female driven narratives. Her work is driven by the desire to give a voice to those who aren’t given the space or freedom to speak. This year she will be working on Black Girl Rising an original dark comedy piece interrogating black lives and mental health as a result of systemic racism.

Some of Linnea’s notable performances include her solo performance PLASTIC PLANET being chosen to represent WAAPA at the Asia Pacific Bureau of Theatre Festival in Yogyakarta, Indonesia in 2018, as well as performing her co-devised feminist piece “HAIR” (2021) presented by LadyBusiness Productions at The State Theatre Centre of WA.

VISITING US

We take the safety of our patrons, staff and artists seriously. Metro Arts is operating in line with current Queensland Government guidelines and the Stage QLD COVIDSafe Industry Plan. If you are unwell, please refrain from attending events at Metro Arts. Maintaining physical distancing requirements is expected and is the individuals responsibility. Click here for more information. 

JORDAN WILKINSON

JORDAN WILKINSON

JORDAN WILKINSON

Behind Closed Doors

Behind Closed Doors contemplates experimental moving image and sound from the queer community, and its allies, who were taken on an artist-led adventure to the agricultural backdrop of Scenic Rim where the artist grew up.

In response to the surrounding natural landscape of the Ferryman Hut, Jordan will turn this artistled residency into a rehearsal space to contemplate and continue his community-based arts project, Behind Closed Doors. Over the last year, Jordan has been connecting the fragmented queer community of the Gold Coast with his own relationship to the natural landscape through a lens-based practice. Embedded in Brisbane for two weeks, where will the journey lead…

DATES

22 Aug – 5 Sep, 2022

WHERE

Ferryman’s Hut
29 Macquarie Street, Teneriffe

THE ARTISTS

Jordan Wilkinson
Jordan Wilkinson is a visual artist and filmmaker working on Yugambeh land (Gold Coast), Australia. He is currently exploring the relationship between natural landscape as inherent queer spaces and the community interacting within them. Drawing on his own childhood memories of growing up in rural Australia, he explores memory in response to the natural landscape and rural town living in his works. Working across moving image, installation, text and performance, Jordan tackles his experimental film ideas in various artforms and spaces. In 2016, he adapted and directed a short film (Mute) based on the short story by renowned author Stephen King as part of the Dollar Baby Scheme. Most recently, Jordan was a part of the 2021 La Boite Assembly Theatre program, an artist-in-residence with the City of Gold Coast’s LevelUp Program 2020, and undertook a 3-month City of Gold Coast Arts and Culture placement in 2021 with auteur artist and filmmaker Baz Luhrmann.

VISITING US

We take the safety of our patrons, staff and artists seriously. Metro Arts is operating in line with current Queensland Government guidelines and the Stage QLD COVIDSafe Industry Plan. If you are unwell, please refrain from attending events at Metro Arts. Maintaining physical distancing requirements is expected and is the individuals responsibility. Click here for more information. 

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

This project is supported by GENERATE GC, which is a City of Gold Coast initiative delivered in partnership with Tasdance and SITUATE Art in Festivals.