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Co-existing Pollinators

Co-existing Pollinators

CO-EXISTING POLLINATORS

By Lillian Whitaker

Presented by Metro Arts in association with Museum of Brisbane

A series of installations exploring bees and humans that will leave you positively buzzing.

Co-existing Pollinators (2020-2021) is an exhibition by Lillian Whitaker that explores the collaborative relationship between humans and bees. The work includes an observational beehive, cocktail, beeswax sculptures, and video and sound installation. This show celebrates the ecological importance of honeybees and our dependence on them as humans. 

 
Join us for the first week of BAD (7 – 13 May) as we observe our resident European honeybees taking from and contributing to the surrounding environment while they build within their custom designed hive. Following this you’ll find the second iteration of the work (21 – 30 May) that includes a video and sound installation, the bees wax sculptures, and a delicious honey cocktail. 

VENUE

Metro Arts, West End

DATES

8 – 30 May, 2021

GALLERY HOURS

Exhibition Opening Hours:
Sat, 8 May 10am-6pm
Tue 11 May – Sat 15, 10am-4pm
Sun, 16 May CLOSED
Tue 18 May – Sat 22 May 10am-10pm
Sun, 23 May CLOSED
Tue 25 May – Sat 29 May 10am-10pm
Sun 30 May 10am-7pm

Image Courtesy the artist.

THE ARTIST

Lillian Whitaker is a Meanjin (Brisbane) based visual artist and musician who’s practice adopts an environmental perspective. Whitaker analyses aspects of ecology with a specific focus on themes of symbiosis, mutualism and parasitism within European honeybee colonies. Through affective art experiences, Whitaker aims to highlight the importance of ecological balance in the context of a human-induced Anthropocene. Whitaker uses practical field-work methods whereby she carefully observes ecological phenomena and links these to conducted scientific research. This involves collaborating with bee colonies to create physical sculpture and soundscapes. 

In 2017 as a recipient of a Creative Generation Excellence Award, Whitaker exhibited bee-related artwork The Hive (2017) in both the University of the Sunshine Coast Art Gallery, and GoMA. As a recipient of the Flying Arts Alliance Queensland Regional Art Award: Betty Crombie Young Artist Development (2018) and Digital Art Award (2019) Whitaker went on to exhibit environmental artworks in Meanjin-based galleries including the Judith Wright Centre, and QCA’s Pop Gallery, as well as galleries in Hervey Bay, Moranbah, Roma, Charters Towers, Charleville, Gatton, Ingham, Toowoomba, Chinchilla, Winton, Toogoolawah and Goondiwindi. In her 2020 artist residency at Queensland’s State-Library – the Edge, Whitaker merged art, technology, communication and scientific methods to create artworks which responded to scientific provocations concerning honeybee behaviour.

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 restrictions. If you are unwell, please refrain from attending events at Metro Arts. Maintaining physical distancing requirements is expected and is the individual’s responsibility. Click here for more information. 

SEDIMENT

SEDIMENT

SEDIMENT

Presented by Metro Arts

Curated by Simone Hine and Kyle Weise

Artists: Charity Edwards and Amelia Hine, Leela Schauble, Marian Tubbs, Samuel Tupou

Sediment brings together the work of five contemporary  artists who utilise collage as an aesthetic through which to consider human transformation of the environment.

Laboratories, sea life, plastics, virtual organisms, micro-organisms, gold, oil, and fibre-optic cables merge and collide, with the ocean as conduit. Suggesting evolving networks, this restless flow of images look toward possible futures, both human and non-human.

View the digital catalogue here. 

DATES

8 – 30 May, 2021

VENUE

Gallery One
Metro Arts, West End

GALLERY HOURS

Exhibition Opening Hours:
Sat, 8 May 10am-6pm
Tue 11 May – Sat 15, 10am-4pm
Sun, 16 May CLOSED
Tue 18 May – Sat 22 May 10am-10pm
Sun, 23 May CLOSED
Tue 25 May – Sat 29 May 10am-10pm
Sun 30 May 10am-7pm

Marian Tubbs is represented by STATION.
Samuel Tupou is represented by Onespace Gallery.

THE ARTISTS

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. 

Bridging The In-Between

Bridging The In-Between

BRIDGING THE IN-BETWEEN

By Torin Francis

Presented by Metro Arts in association with Museum of Brisbane

New kinetic sculptures by Torin Francis.

Presented as a part of BAD STUDIO CITY, Bridging the In-between explores the intersections of meteorology, technology and spatiotemporal experience. Comprised of the works Yaw and Way, this show encourages audiences to reconsider the impact of climate and the role of technology within the discussion of these themes. Both works play with structures of space and reflect on the interactions we have with our immediate and wider inside and outside environments over time. Using instruments of measurement responsive to environmental conditions, this project seeks to dramatise the spatio-temporal dimension of the sculptural encounter and by extension our encounter with all objects.

DATES

8 – 30 May, 2021

Sat 8th: 10am – 6pm
Tue 11th – Sun 16th: 10am – 4pm
Tue 18th – Sat 22nd: 10am – 10pm
Sun 23rd: 10am – 4pm
Tue 25th – Sat 29th: 10am – 10pm
Sun 30th: 10am – 7pm

VENUE

Metro Arts, West End

Image courtesy the artist, Torin Francis.

THE ARTIST

Torin Francis is a Brisbane based artist originally from London. His practice considers the devices we use to quantify, navigate, and comprehend the way in which the passing of time is perceived and experienced. This engagement with these mechanisms is explored through poetic relationships between objects and space in site-responsive installations, kinetic sculpture, assemblage, and moving image works. Francis re-evaluates and re-contextualises objects in both outdoor and indoor spaces. Natural phenomena, such as wind, weather and the environment, are used to harness outcomes, and material remnants from previous work are used in assemblages within the gallery space.

Torin graduated from the Queensland University of Technology in 2017 with First Class Honours. Recent solo exhibitions include BLINDSIDE Gallery, Melbourne (2019), Milani Gallery, Carpark, Brisbane (2019) and Gyre, Metro Arts, Brisbane (2019).

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. 

Ambit

Ambit

AMBIT

By Tay Haggarty + Holly Bates

Presented by Metro Arts in association with Museum of Brisbane

A never before seen video work by Tay Haggarty and Holly Bates.

Parallel Park (Tay Haggarty and Holly Bates) will present a new video work continuing their ongoing interest in queer formations of intimacy, collaboration and community, at the intersection of artistic process. Combining interviews, reconstructed memories and formal experimentation, the work places water, and its slippery flows, its spills and its quotidian beauty, at its metaphorical centre.

VENUE

Metro Arts, West End

DATES

8 – 30 May, 2021

Sat, 8 May 10am-6pm
Tue 11 May – Sat 15, 10am-4pm
Sun, 16 May CLOSED
Tue 18 May – Sat 22 May 10am-10pm
Sun, 23 May CLOSED
Tue 25 May – Sat 29 May 10am-10pm
Sun 30 May 10am-7pm

Image: Parallel Park, ambit, 2021. Video Still.

THE ARTIST

Parallel Park is the collaborative art practice between artists Holly Bates and Tay Haggarty. The focus of the collaboration is concentrated on playfully exploring the external influences that impact queerness and the intricacies of the artist’s relationship. The collaboration heavily employs play as process, which takes form through performance, video and installation. The engagement with play and spontaneity allows for both practices to weave into the making process, resulting in erotically and humorously charged works that contain a strong sense of duality.

The duo have worked collaboratively for six years, exhibiting works at various spaces nationally such as UNSW (Sydney), Metro Arts (Brisbane), FELT Space (Adelaide), BUS Projects (Melbourne) and Hobiennalle (Hobart).

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. 

Co-existing Pollinators

Co-existing Pollinators

CO-EXISTING POLLINATORS

By Lillian Whitaker

Presented by Metro Arts in association with Museum of Brisbane

A series of installations exploring bees and humans that will leave you positively buzzing.

Co-existing Pollinators (2020-2021) is an exhibition by Lillian Whitaker that explores the collaborative relationship between humans and bees. The work includes an observational beehive, cocktail, beeswax sculptures, and video and sound installation. This show celebrates the ecological importance of honeybees and our dependence on them as humans. 

 
Join us for the first week of BAD (7 – 13 May) as we observe our resident European honeybees taking from and contributing to the surrounding environment while they build within their custom designed hive. Following this you’ll find the second iteration of the work (21 – 30 May) that includes a video and sound installation, the bees wax sculptures, and a delicious honey cocktail. 

VENUE

Metro Arts, West End

DATES

8 – 30 May, 2021

GALLERY HOURS

Exhibition Opening Hours:
Sat, 8 May 10am-6pm
Tue 11 May – Sat 15, 10am-4pm
Sun, 16 May CLOSED
Tue 18 May – Sat 22 May 10am-10pm
Sun, 23 May CLOSED
Tue 25 May – Sat 29 May 10am-10pm
Sun 30 May 10am-7pm

Image Courtesy the artist.

THE ARTIST

Lillian Whitaker is a Meanjin (Brisbane) based visual artist and musician who’s practice adopts an environmental perspective. Whitaker analyses aspects of ecology with a specific focus on themes of symbiosis, mutualism and parasitism within European honeybee colonies. Through affective art experiences, Whitaker aims to highlight the importance of ecological balance in the context of a human-induced Anthropocene. Whitaker uses practical field-work methods whereby she carefully observes ecological phenomena and links these to conducted scientific research. This involves collaborating with bee colonies to create physical sculpture and soundscapes. 

In 2017 as a recipient of a Creative Generation Excellence Award, Whitaker exhibited bee-related artwork The Hive (2017) in both the University of the Sunshine Coast Art Gallery, and GoMA. As a recipient of the Flying Arts Alliance Queensland Regional Art Award: Betty Crombie Young Artist Development (2018) and Digital Art Award (2019) Whitaker went on to exhibit environmental artworks in Meanjin-based galleries including the Judith Wright Centre, and QCA’s Pop Gallery, as well as galleries in Hervey Bay, Moranbah, Roma, Charters Towers, Charleville, Gatton, Ingham, Toowoomba, Chinchilla, Winton, Toogoolawah and Goondiwindi. In her 2020 artist residency at Queensland’s State-Library – the Edge, Whitaker merged art, technology, communication and scientific methods to create artworks which responded to scientific provocations concerning honeybee behaviour.

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.