This is a past event

Brisbane Festival and Metro Arts present

The Mechanics of Adaption

3 - 25 Sept

Past Event
The Mechanics of Adaption

Brisbane’s hottest contemporary artists give
up-cycling new meaning in this innovative exhibition.

World Premiere

In 1913, Marcel Duchamp created Bicycle Wheel, a work that changed the course of contemporary art by elevating ordinary objects to the status of art. In 2021, after 10 successful years and four million trips, the Brisbane CityCycle program is ending.

In a fascinating new Metro Arts commission, retired CityCycles are reimagined by artists Ross Manning, Kinly Grey, Susan Hawkins, Aishla Manning and Sarah Poulgrain, in collaboration with Traction and students from The Sycamore School, to reflect both art history and the urgent need for environmental awareness and sustainability.


Price

Free

Times

Fri 3 Sept 4pm - 10pm
Monday 7am - 5pm
Tues - Fri 7am - 10pm
Saturday 10am - 10pm
Sunday 10am - 4pm

Where

Gallery One & Gallery Two, Metro Arts
West Village
97 Boundary St,
West End QLD 4101

Accessibility

100% Visual content. No music or dialogue.

Wheelchair access

Important Info

Suitable for all ages

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#Artists

Ross Manning

Ross Manning

Known for large-scale public artworks, Manning creates kinetic sculptures from everyday materials such as fans, lights and electronics. Showcasing the construction and materials, he produces hypnotic exchanges between light, sound and movement.

Aishla Manning

Aishla Manning

An interdisciplinary artist working predominantly with video and assembled objects to explore the tensions, absurdity and humour of the everyday. Aishla Manning has exhibited extensively in Queensland and co-founded The Laundry Artspace in 2015.

Kinly Grey

Kinly Grey

Kinly Grey engages sensory experience and expanded poetics to explore art as affect. Taking form across mediums and placing viewer experience at their centre, Grey’s works often require participation or enactment for their realisation.

Sarah Poulgrain

Sarah Poulgrain

Poulgrain considers the repercussions of post-work labour autonomy for artists. Working across video installation, ceramics, sewing, animation and audio production, her practice explores the experiences of shame, skill sharing and self-empowerment.

Susan Hawkins

Susan Hawkins

Susan Hawkins creates sculptures and installations from reclaimed industrial and domestic objects. The works consider their forgotten symbolic power while highlighting the symbolic bias of our personal and public surroundings.

Traction

Traction

Traction empowers young people to build positive futures through mentoring and hands-on learning designed to build confidence and skills.


#Partners

Where

Metro Arts ›
West Village
97 Boundary Street,
West End QLD 4101

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