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…


22 Aug – 5 Sep, 2022


Ferryman’s Hut
29 Macquarie Street, Teneriffe


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.


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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.