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A career-affirming Summer Research Scholarship at UQ Art Museum
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A career-affirming Summer Research Scholarship at UQ Art Museum

UQ student Amelia Brown is currently undertaking an Arts and Science Degree with majors in Art History, Ancient History and Archaeological Science. Just prior to beginning her final year of study, Amelia undertook a 2017/18 Summer Research Scholarship, generously supported by Drs Edward (Ted) and Christine Dauber. She worked alongside fellow intern Emma Davis within … Continue reading

Revealing concealed histories
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Revealing concealed histories

Judy Watson is a prolific and acclaimed Brisbane-based artist, who belongs to the Waanyi people of northwestern Queensland. Her work has often reflected on the histories of Aboriginal people that lie submerged in the landscape. Watson made found 10 inches under in response to viewing an Aboriginal shield at UQ Anthropology Museum.1 The shield was … Continue reading

Emerging curators’ intelligent take on Judy Watson’s artwork
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Emerging curators’ intelligent take on Judy Watson’s artwork

UQ Art Museum’s Isabella Baker and Emma McLean have curated a beautiful exhibition of selected etchings and paintings by prolific Brisbane artist, Judy Watson, who belongs to the Waanyi people of northwest Queensland. UQ Honours student and Art Museum Digital Media assistant Hilary Thurlow caught up with Isabella and Emma to find more about their … Continue reading

New to the Collection: ‘Listening to the River’
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New to the Collection: ‘Listening to the River’

  Nici Cumpston belongs to the Barkindji people of the Darling River in northwestern New South Wales. Cumpston’s Listening to the River 2005/2016 is part of her ‘Attesting’ series, which responds to the changing environment of the Murray-Darling Basin due to human intervention.1 In 2007, the Murray’s ecology was disturbed when the Federal Government cut … Continue reading

Welcome to our new Senior Registrar, Sheryn Smith
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Welcome to our new Senior Registrar, Sheryn Smith

  After studying Ancient History, Anthropology, and Archaeology for her Bachelor of Arts at The University of Queensland, Sheryn Smith completed a Graduate Certificate of Museum Studies at Deakin University. Her diverse career has included roles as Collection Curator at the Glenelg Shire Council, Assistant Registrar at Australian Performing Arts Collection at Arts Centre Melbourne, … Continue reading