A CONNECTIVE REVEAL – COMMUNITY

A CONNECTIVE REVEAL – COMMUNITY

BY ROBERT ANDREW

Presented by Brisbane Festival, Brisbane City Council & Metro Arts

Delivered as part of Brisbane City Council’s Temporary Art Program 2020.

A Connective Reveal – Community, is a new work by local artist Robert Andrew. In the work, Andrew explores the interconnections, links and the layering within local communities. This kinetic work comprises an intricate mass of liquid filled conduits that weave through Factory Lane above the heads of viewers. Pumping water, ochre, soil and minerals through at different intervals, the work will continuously change and evolve over the duration of the festival as the water moves back and forth, staining and settling at different points along its journey. A Connective Reveal – Community is a poetic representation of the exquisite complexities and details inherent in the building of community, knowledge and culture.

 
A descendant of the Yawuru people, Andrew’s work investigates the personal and family histories that have been denied or forgotten. Known for combining programmable machinery with earth pigments, ochres, rocks and soil, Andrew’s practice mines historical, cultural and personal events that have been buried and distanced by the dominant paradigms of western culture. Speaking to the past and yet articulating a contemporary relationship to his Country, Andrew uses technology to make visible the interconnective spiritual, cultural, physical and historical relationships with the land, waters, sky and all living things.

DATES

3 – 27 September 2020 
10am – 4pm Monday,
10am – 7pm Tuesday – Sunday

WHERE

Metro Arts @ West Village 

KEY CREATIVES

Robert Andrew – Artist

Image courtesy of the artist. 

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. 

THE ARTIST

ROBERT ANDREW

Robert Andrew is an artist of mixed heritage, a descendent of the Yawuru people from the Broome area in the Kimberley, Western Australia, as well as of European and Filipino descent. Robert uses practice-led research to investigate denied and forgotten personal and family histories, utilising open-sourced, programmable technologies and machinery to erode, expose substrates, build stories and create residue. These works manifest as visually scraped back and built up palimpsests that reference technology, natural materials and the ‘artefact’. Fusing the old and the new, Robert uses earth pigments, ochres, rocks and soil to build stories of relationship to land and culture and to mine historical, cultural, political and personal events that have been ignored, buried and distanced by the dominant paradigms of our western culture. Robert holds a Doctorate in Visual Arts from Griffith University. Robert won the 40th Alice Prize in 2018 for his work White Wash Over The Burn (2017) and has exhibited both nationally and internationally.

www.robotandrew.com

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

The Temporary Art Program  is an initiative of Brisbane City Council.
Brisbane Festival is an initiative of the Queensland Government and Brisbane City Council.

OTHER OFFERING

OTHER OFFERING

BY JORDAN AZCUNE

Delivered as part of Brisbane City Council’s Temporary Art Program 2020.

Other Offering, presents a series of sculptural and floral interventions at the Toowong Cemetery over two days.

Considering Cemetery offerings and the iconographies of spiritual displays, artist Jordan Azcune shares contemporary variations on the obelisk, burial preparations and public memorials.

These temporary memorial-like artworks made from wax, pigment, and flowers will merge, slump and decay within the heritage graveyard, reflecting the decomposition of site, topography and memorial traditions used around death.

 

Reflecting on the project, Jordan spoke with artist and curator Rebecca Ross, to read their discussion click on the link below.

WHEN

1 – 2 November 2020
10am – 8pm

OPENING

6pm, Sun 1 November 2020
During this time the artwork will be lit, and Jordan Azcune will be on-site to discuss the making of Other Offering

WHERE

Lot 7A – Toowong Cemetery
Frederick St, Toowong 

View / download map here

GETTING THERE

Getting There: Parking is limited at the cemetery. We would suggest car pooling and parking near the Richer St Entrance or the Main Entrance (near the toilets) and flowing the markers to the artwork. 

Whilst not essential, we’d recommend bringing a fully charged phone in case you need a torch, and be prepared for a short walk. If you haven’t visited the cemetery before you’ll be in for a treat, it’s a vast and fascinating site. Remember, many of these graves are old and thus have deteriorated. If you choose to explore off the main pathways, please be careful and respectful.

ACCESSIBILITY

Toowong Cemetery is wheelchair accessible however, the route from parking to the artwork is a considerable distance. Additionally, the Cemetery does not have WC accessible bathrooms. We welcome everyone to attend, but recommend that if you have accessibility needs to email jenna@metroarts.com.au so we can help make your visit an enjoyable one. 

THE ARTIST

Jordan Azcune

Raised as a Jehovah’s Witness and growing up queer, Jordan’s art practice starts with a fluency in biblical theology filtered by personal experience. Jordan uses this knowledge as a device to reveal understandings on architecture, body, and space with complex, historic, and contemporary readings. Jordan is currently investigating the idea of offering and memorial through materials of bee’s wax, glass and gold. Graduating from QUT Fine Arts Visual Art honours in 2016, Jordan has gone on to complete mentorships with Lincoln Austin, Leonard Brown and UAP. Jordan exhibited publicly at Home of The Arts (Gold Coast) 2019, Swell Sculpture 2017 and 2018, and Brisbane Street Art Festival 2017. This experience to learn about Brisbane’s disposition with Brisbane City Council Temporary Art Program and Metro Arts is informing Jordan’s emerging presence as an artist interested in the public art realm.

http://Jordanazcune.com

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

The Temporary Art Program  is an initiative of Brisbane City Council.
Other Offerings is supported by the Queensland Government through Arts Queensland with kind assistance from Lincoln Austin and Jenna Green.

BECOMING

BECOMING

BY JACINTA GILES

Delivered as part of Brisbane City Council’s Temporary Art Program 2020.

Becoming invites viewers to experience the space between personal memory and shared understanding through combining photography and architecture. Within this project photographs, which have been created through experimental processes that take their cues from how memory operate, are materialised on the built environment.  A building, which is both a container and object of memory, becoming the vehicle for exposing the visual structure of remembrances.

WHERE

The Judith Wright Centre
420 Brunswick St, Fortitude Valley

WHEN

27 November – 13 December 2020
 

THE ARTIST

Jacinta Giles

Jacinta Giles is an emerging visual artist who uses the materiality and conceptual framework of photography to explore the impermanent, mutable and fragmentary nature of memory.

Through using unconventional photographic processes that take their cues from how memory operates, Giles creates images that speak to the affective and shared visual nature of remembrances. In subverting photographic temporality — the idea that a photograph represents a single moment in time — her work could be considered an archiving of memory traces and lost recollections. Giles has exhibited in galleries across Australia and in London and graduated with a Master of Visual Art from the Queensland College of Art, Griffith University, in 2016.

www.jacintagiles.com

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

The Temporary Art Program  is an initiative of Brisbane City Council.

STORY BRIDGE RUN

STORY BRIDGE RUN

BY TARA PATTENDEN & DAVID SPOONER

Delivered as part of Brisbane City Council’s Temporary Art Program 2020.

Inspired by a shared interest in geocaching and mobile location based games, Story Bridge Run is an augmented reality location based experience where the audience moves around the city discovering objects  and activating augmented reality artworks viewed on phones or other portable devices.

Story Bridge Run takes the daily exercise circuit of David spooner as our starting point.  It is a circuit that is familiar and contains secret discoveries, and imagined stories of a long term observer. Through the interrogation of this personal ritual through the city, we will elaborate on these possible futures, revealing hidden narratives, creating colourful hand drawn animations of imaginary bodies and stories to activate the sites and reveal the fantasy worlds of the everyday.

 

WHERE

Various locations along an inner city running route

WHEN

4 – 13 December

ACCESS THE ARTWORK

www.storybridgerun.com

Click on image to enlarge.

Download printable map here.

THE ARTIST

Tara Pattenden

Tara’s artistic practice incorporates interdisciplinary approaches to sound art, live performance, instrument building and interactive art. As Phantom Chips, Tara create live participatory performances and music compositions using hand-built instruments. These wearable, fabric-based electronic instruments enable new expressive ways to play music and invite audience participation by creating sound through movements and gestures (stretching, stroking and squeezing). Tara’s interest in participatory art is informed by an enthusiasm for emerging technologies and a background in cd-rom art.

 

David Spooner

David is a Brisbane-based multidisciplinary artist who draws inspiration from the natural and unnatural worlds. Drawing connections between seemingly unrelated ideas and materials to create new work, David reveals in the process the complexity of the inner logic that drives his practice. Using textiles, found objects, knitting, machine and hand stitching, David creates three dimensional installations that play with literal and imaginative narratives. David’s practise incorporates performance elements, including recent exploration of drag culture with themes of plant and animal crossovers.

 

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

The Temporary Art Program  is an initiative of Brisbane City Council.

GIANTS AMONG US

GIANTS AMONG US

BY IMAGINARY THEATRE
PRESENTED BY METRO ARTS

Delivered as part of Brisbane City Council’s Temporary Art Program 2020.

Giants Among Us is a sound and video installation that transforms inaccessible surfaces into urban playgrounds, illuminating public spaces with epic images of our smallest citizens and filling the airwaves with small voices telling of big ideas.

Passers-by become audience as they bear witness to gentle giants sharing an invitation to pause, watch and listen. Towering above passers-by, children peer, play and pace, asking audiences the question; do you notice us now?

Created in collaboration with children through a series of exploratory workshops, Giants Among Us is a reflection on Article 13 of the UN Convention on the rights of the Child, which states that “the child shall have the right to freedom of expression; this right shall include freedom to seek, receive and impart information and ideas of all kinds”.

KEY CREATIVES

Thom Browning – Creator

Image by Alison Caeiro.

DATES

1 – 15 February 2020

OPEN TIMES

1 February, 6 – 10pm
9 February, 10am – 4pm
2, 3 & 10 February – Closed
4 – 8 February, 12pm – 10pm
11 – 15 February, 12pm – 10pm

Please note the projection out-the-back will be open from 7pm on the above dates. 

WHERE

Carriageway & Out-the-back
Metro Arts

WARNINGS

Giants Among Us is a Durational, drop-in experience, suitable for all ages.
Audiences will be required to wear headphones. 

THE ARTIST

THOM BROWNING

Thom Browning is an artist and producer based in Brisbane. A specialist in the creation of contemporary arts experiences for and with children, his practice spans theatre, installation, music, creative technology, and arts learning. Thom is the Artistic Director of Imaginary Theatre and an Associate Director at Punchdrunk (UK). 

Imaginary Theatre is a Brisbane company creating inspiring art and arts experiences for children aged 0-12 and their communities. Imaginary engage children and families in contemporary multi-art form experiences that excite imaginations, inspire creative responses, & empower children to collaboratively think, make & do as key contributors to their communities. Over 100,000 people have seen or participated in Imaginary projects since 2006 in Queensland, nationally, & internationally. 

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

The Temporary Art Program  is an initiative of Brisbane City Council.