Making Art Work
4 – 26 Sept
New art across Brisbane.
#AFFIRMATIONS DURING THE Apocalypse
Between 7–21 September the work will also be viewable from the Story Bridge, Kangaroo Point.
230 Brunswick St, Fortitude Valley
39 James St, Fortitude Valley
660 Main St, Kangaroo Point
280 Adelaide St, Brisbane CBD
Through a series of newly commissioned public banners, acclaimed artist Hannah Brontë offers daily commuters a literal sign from above. Viewable across the Story Bridge and throughout Brisbane’s CBD AFFIRMATIONS DURING THE Apocalypse implores us to pause, take heart, and dream of new possibilities. As uncertainty and upheaval sweeps the world, Brontë’s timely affirmation is an invitation to step into this unknown, reminding us that ‘the world is shifting and so can you.’
#Please scream inside your heart
4 – 26 September
Wednesday – Friday 10am – 5pm
Saturday 10am – 3pm
IMA Belltower at the Judith Wright Arts Centre
420 Brunswick St, Fortitude Valley
Created across distance between Brisbane and New York where the artist currently lives, Julian’s Day’s installation at IMA Belltower examines the power of instruction as a medium, and the embedded tensions between personal liberty and social duty.
Please scream inside your heart utilises commercial signage and exploits its quotidian relationship to the abundance of both information and caution that now rules our lives in these unprecedented times.
The hyperbolic and sometimes fanciful texts displayed on these LED surfaces are drawn from Day’s decade-long interest in instructional scores—melding seminal works of performance art, with snippets of the news cycle, and (as the title of the work suggests) the new vocabulary of the global pandemic. These contradictory, even impossible statutes cast a caustic eye on our current circumstances, questioning the ethics of delegation and command, and whether we have the right to resist, negotiate, or talk back to power.
12 September from dusk until late
Projected on the Greek Orthodox Church of St George
33 Edmondstone St, South Brisbane
Best viewed from Highgate Hill Park
Dornoch Tce, Highgate Hill
Like many others, Kinly Grey’s experience of mass global uncertainty is one of both possibility and sufferance. Embodied in a single word, endless will reflect on a single afternoon the artist spent in a park, overlooking the city of Brisbane during Level 4 lockdown restrictions. This site specific projection, presented for one night only and best viewed at Highgate Hill Park, explores the complex intersection between optimism and pessimism, during a time when change is the only constant.