As part of his Artist in Residence at Metro Arts – Jordan will be holding an exhibition on Friday 7 October, 2022.
BEHIND CLOSED DOORS
An exhibition exploring the queer community of the Gold Coast through a new lens. Contemplating ideas surrounding people, art and place through experimental moving image, sound and storytelling, this project showcases an artist-led adventure to the agricultural backdrop of the scenic rim presenting work from both the artist and participants.
Friday 7 October, 6 – 9pm
Metro Arts Ferryman’s Hut
29 Macquarie Street, Teneriffe
Behind Closed Doors is supported by the Regional Arts Development Fund. The Regional Arts Development Fund is a partnership between the Queensland Government and City of Gold Coast to support local arts and culture in regional Queensland.
Behind Closed Doors is supported by Generate GC which is a City of Gold Coast initiative auspiced by Situate Art in Festivals.
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.