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
As an Industry Placement Bursary recipient working at UQ Art Museum, Sarah Bradley helped formulate a critical element of ephemeral traces: Brisbane’s artist-run scene in the 1980s – the timeline.
“We have an opportunity to be the most creative learning environment on the planet. In a university environment everyone is interested in knowing ‘why’ – it can test and stimulate learning and cause us to think deeply – it’s all possible here.”
– Dr Campbell Gray, Director, UQ Art Museum
We talked to UQ Art History students and Art Museum volunteers Alice-Anne Psaltis and Nicholas Smith about their experience and perspective in the Public Program department of UQ Art Museum.
For Professor Ross Barnard, Director of UQ’s Biotechnology Program, art has been a lifelong interest. We chatted to him about his recollections of UQ Art Museum over the years and why he and his wife Bing have joined the Art Museum’s community of donors.
This month, we caught up with Dr Naomi Stead, Associate Professor, School of Architecture, UQ and one of the three-member Creative Consortium behind ‘Hung out to dry: Space, memory and domestic laundry practices’.
Ahead of the opening of his first major survey Making it real, which opens at UQ Art Museum in March, we chatted with Peter Hennessey and Head of UQ’s HyShot Group Professor Michael Smart about the intriguing intersection between art, creativity and hypersonic aerodynamics research.