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.
1 – 2 November 2020
10am – 8pm
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.
Lot 7A – Toowong Cemetery
Frederick St, Toowong
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org so we can help make your visit an enjoyable one.