Making Art Work

4 – 26 Sept

Making Art Work

New art across Brisbane.

Responding to the global pandemic Making Art Work is a commissioning program by the Institute of Modern Art. It proposes an experimental role for the art organisation as administrators of economic stimulus for artists in these unprecedented times where cultural and economic precedents are being continuously challenged.

Brisbane Festival and the IMA have co-commissioned three Queensland artists to create new works of scale in the public realm as part of Making Art Work. Hannah Brontë, Julian Day, and Kinly Grey each use text in their work to explore our relationship with shared spaces and modes of creating connections at a distance in our new reality of transformed social relations.

For more information about Making Art Work, visit makingart.work.

For more information about the IMA and the commissioned works, visit ima.org.au



Price

Free

Where

Across Brisbane and the Judith Wright Arts Centre

Accessibility

75% Visual Content. Minimal dialogue, some background music and/or sounds

Important Info

For more information about Making Art Work, visit makingart.work

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#AFFIRMATIONS DURING THE Apocalypse

Hannah Brontë

When

Between 7–21 September the work will also be viewable from the Story Bridge, Kangaroo Point.

Where

230 Brunswick St, Fortitude Valley
39 James St, Fortitude Valley
660 Main St, Kangaroo Point
280 Adelaide St, Brisbane CBD

About

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

Julian Day

When

4 – 26 September
Wednesday – Friday 10am – 5pm
Saturday 10am – 3pm

Where

IMA Belltower at the Judith Wright Arts Centre
420 Brunswick St, Fortitude Valley

About

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.

#endless

Kinly Grey

When

12 September from dusk until late

Where

Projected on the Greek Orthodox Church of St George
33 Edmondstone St, South Brisbane
Best viewed from Highgate Hill Park
Dornoch Tce, Highgate Hill

About

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.


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