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Curated by Katherine Dionysius & Amy-Clare McCarthy

24 September – 22 October 2016

Opening event | Saturday 24 September 4- 6pm
Talks | Saturday 8 October 4pm
Exhibition hours | Friday & Saturday 12-6pm

FUTURE PROOF brings together new work by four recent Queensland graduates: Holly Bates, Spencer Harvie, Annie Macindoe and Matthew Sneesby. Working across painting, sculpture, and video installation, the artists’ materials are as diverse as their conceptual pursuits. Chosen for strength of practice rather than a thematic connection to each other, the selected artists demonstrate the breadth and diversity of work coming out of Brisbane’s art schools. FUTURE PROOF provides an opportunity for the artists to show new work that they have been developing post-graduation. This exhibition is part of the 2016 BARI program.

Katherine Dionysius is an independent curator, art writer and editor. She is currently Head of Research at 89plus, an international research project co-curated by Simon Castets and Hans Ulrich Obrist and also works part-time as Curatorial Assistant at QUT Art Museum, Brisbane.

Amy-Clare McCarthy is the Curator (Exhibition Program) at Metro Arts, Brisbane. She has formerly worked with the Exhibitions team at SLQ and completed internships at MoMA PS1 and e-flux. Currently, AmyClare is developing an exhibition as part of Firstdraft’s Emerging Curator Program (with Kieran Swann).

Image: Annie Macindoe Prepositions of Time and Place 2016.

WORKSHOP: Women, Feminism and Art in Australia since 1970

You are warmly invited to a Workshop for the Women, Feminism and Art in Australia project with Anne Marsh on Saturday 10th September from 12pm – 2.30pm.

About the project
The overarching aim of this project is to investigate the impact of feminism on contemporary Australian art, revealing the roles and interactions between gender, race, class and ethnicity. Australia is experiencing a renaissance in contemporary visual arts engaged with feminist themes and issues. The project will unpack the complexities of feminism as seen through the eyes of Australian visual artists. It does not assume a uniform feminism, but speaks of feminisms plural and will engage with a wide-ranging demographic. The emphasis on revealing the roles and interactions between gender, class, race and ethnicity opens up a critical dialogue within and between cultures around gender identity. In so doing the research will compel critical debate and give voice to complex positions, highlighting different interpretations rather than a unified point of view.

Professor Anne Marsh is Professorial Fellow at the Victorian College of the Arts, University of Melbourne. Her books include:  The Culture of Photography in Public Space (Intellect, 2015, ed. with Melissa Miles and Daniel Palmer), Performance Ritual Document (Macmillan, 2014), LOOK: Contemporary Australian Photography, since 1980 (Macmillan, 2010), Pat Brassington: This is Not a Photograph (Quintus/University of Tasmania, 2006), The Darkroom: Photography and the Theatre of Desire  (Macmillan, 2003) and Body and Self: Performance Art in Australian, 1969-1992  (Oxford University Press,1993, Kindle edition 2015). Anne has published widely in journals and magazines, and has been Melbourne contributing editor for Eyeline Contemporary Visual Arts since 1997. In 2015 she curated Performance Presence/Video Time at the Australian Experimental Art Foundation, Adelaide. She has received generous support for her research from the Australian Research Council most recently for Women, Feminism and Art in Australia since 1970 (ARC Discovery Project 2016-2018).


Boxcopy presents FIVE WAYS – a new publication project for 2016, edited by Brooke Ferguson. Each colour, A0 sized (80x120cm) edition features five artists and will be published as a PDF for you to download and print. The second edition is now available to print and features contributions from LOUISE BENNETT, ANITA HOLTSCLAW, JARROD VAN DER RYKEN, SALLY WILLIAMS, and TIM WOODWARD.