Revisiting Brisbane’s young radicals of the 1940s
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Revisiting Brisbane’s young radicals of the 1940s

At a time when artist-run spaces were a dynamic part of the local art scene in the 1980s, UQ Art Museum Associate Director (Curatorial) Michele Helmrich was embarking on an Honours Thesis that would lead her to explore two groups of young Brisbane writers and artists in the 1940s, Barjai and Miya Studio Continue reading

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Digging through the rubble of Brisbane’s creative past
ephemeral traces: Brisbane's artist-run scene in the 1980s / Exhibitions / Five Minutes With...

Digging through the rubble of Brisbane’s creative past

UQ Art Museum’s 2012 exhibition ‘Return to Sender’ focused on artists who left Queensland during the Joh Bjelke-Petersen era. In contrast, ‘ephemeral traces: Brisbane’s artist-run scene in the 1980s’ shares the rich history of five artist-run spaces – One Flat, A Room, THAT Space, The Observatory and John Mills National – that operated between 1982 and 1988 within a changing Brisbane landscape, and often against the odds. Continue reading