TEMPORARILY CLOSED Teeming with talent – Museum of Brisbane announces line-up for its 2020 artist-in-residence program
Calling all art lovers! Get ready to be consumed by creative goodness – Museum of Brisbane (MoB) is once again set to make artistic dreams come true through its nurturing artist-in-residence program. Kicking off 2020 with a bang, MoB has announced one heck of a line-up, which promises multi-faceted works from a range of innovative artists, putting particular focus on Brisbane-based First Nations artists.
Museum of Brisbane’s artist-in-residence program provides inspired creatives (who dabble in any-and-all art platforms) with the opportunity to present their work in the museum as well as collaborate with the MoB crew to deliver thought-provoking exhibitions. The jam-packed 2020 roster of creatives taking up residence has launched with Brisbane-based visual artist (and master of edible art) Elizabeth Willing, whose works make up The Studio’s newest eye-catching exhibition, Sliver. On display until Wednesday April 29, the exhibition features a series of prints made from kipfler potatoes as well as a collage installation chock-full of food-filled images stripped from vintage cookbooks (the Australian Women’s Weekly Children’s Birthday Cake Book may make an appearance).
MoB will also welcome a plethora of visionary First Nations artists throughout the year including Kuku Yalanji and Kalkadoon artist Kim Ah Sam, who showcases a deep connection with her cultural identity through the intricate practise of weaving. Millennial Indigenous Australian artist Tori-Jay Mordey will use her digital illustration talents and animation skills to explore cultural identity and diversity within society. Performance and installation artist Kellie O’Dempsey will take an interdisciplinary approach to respond to MoB’s major exhibition, The Storytellers, whilst new media artist Svenja Kratz will explore her interests in the spaces between science and art. Theatre fanatics will be pleased to hear that MoB will also continue to showcase Queen’s City, the 2019 production from Kabi Kabi/Gubbi Gubbi and Wiradjuri artist Alethea Beetson.
Along with the announcement of a mammoth roster of artists who will make tracks to the museum over the year, MoB will be hosting creatives in a new space in the Adelaide Street Pavilion, which will allow visitors to engage with various creative processes of the artists in residence.
To check out what exhibitions you can currently peep, head to the Museum of Brisbane website.