Brisbane Festival and Metro Arts present
The Mechanics of Adaption
3 - 25 Sept
Brisbane’s hottest contemporary artists give
up-cycling new meaning in this innovative exhibition.
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.
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 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.
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 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 empowers young people to build positive futures through mentoring and hands-on learning designed to build confidence and skills.