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11 – 25 August 2018

Opening Event | Friday 10 August 6pm
Artist Roundtable | Saturday 11 August 3pm

About the Exhibition

Future Proof 2018 brings together new work by five recent Queensland graduates: Christopher Bassi, Briony Law, Torin Francis, Olivia Lacey, and Peter Kozak. Curated by Tim Walsh, Future Proof provides an opportunity for emerging artists to develop and exhibit new work post-graduation. In 2018, alongside the exhibition, each artist has been mentored by an art world professional relevant to their practice: Pat Hoffie (Christopher Bassi), Simone Hine (Briony Law), Ross Manning (Torin Francis), Emily Wakeling (Olivia Lacey), and Kyle Weise (Peter Kozak).

About the Artists

Christopher Bassi’s practice examines the nature of liminality, transculturalism, globalisation, and philosophical reflections on the nature of identity. With a focus on the legacies of figurative painting, Bassi’s work functions as a playful ontological inquiry between fact and fiction. Christopher graduated from the Queensland College of Art in 2017 and recently exhibited at Stable Art Space, Brisbane.

Briony Law’s work follows a core interest in nature and sensory experience, and their relationship in the context of urbanisation and the Anthropocene. Briony practices across various media, including sculpture, video, installation and photography. Briony graduated from the Queensland University of Technology in 2017 and was awarded the Hilde Chenhall Memorial Scholarship in Visual Arts.

Torin Francis explores through his practice poetic relationships between objects and space in site responsive installations, kinetic sculpture, assemblages and moving image works. Torin’s current work re-evaluates and re-contextualises the formal material and conceptual concerns of nautical equipment and weather measuring instruments. Torin graduated from the Queensland University of Technology in 2017 and recently exhibited at Cut Thumb Laundry ARI, Brisbane.

Olivia Lacey employs in her textual-based practice processes of transcription and translation to explore the ambiguities, slippages, or humour that can arise in interpersonal interactions. Her works combine referents appropriated from art historical texts, pop music lyrics, and everyday conversations in order to examine the romantic dialogue as an intersubjective space of exchange. Olivia graduated from the Queensland University of Technology in 2017 and recently completed an artist residency with 3331 Arts Chiyoda in Tokyo, Japan.

Peter Kozak works primarily in video and video installation. Focusing on objects and phenomena that are often overlooked, such as dust, water vapour and abandoned detritus, Peter’s works seek to draw connections between their material qualities with human experiences. He graduated from the Queensland College of Art in 2017 and is currently completing an artist studio residency with Outer Space, Brisbane.

Apply now for Boxcopy’s 2019 Exhibition Program!

We invite proposals from artists, curators, writers and other artist-run initiatives who would like to partner or collaborate with us. Our goal is to support artists to experiment and play, to build new critical dialogues and creative collaborations.

For the 2019 program – send expressions of interest to by Friday 31st August, 2018. Include a rationale for your proposed new work, project or exhibition, along with a biography/CV and links to support material.

Boxcopy does not charge fees and provides gallery space, assistance with installation, curatorial and promotional support, invigilation, public programs and hosting of opening events.

Thank you for your support!

Boxcopy is an artist-run organisation dedicated to creating a platform for the experimental and innovative practices of Australian artists and curators. Thank you for your support to keep this vital artist run space – running… and to support the outstanding artists and curators we have coming up in our 2018–19 exhibition program!

Boxcopy supports artists and curators to develop and present new works in a critical context, through our program of exhibitions, events, publications and discussions. As an artist-run initiative we embrace experimentation, collaborative processes and a d.i.y. approach to contemporary art practice.

Boxcopy celebrated our ten year anniversary in 2017, and is one of the longest running artist-run spaces in Brisbane. We are run by a team of active and dedicated volunteers and we have supported over 200 artists to present new works in our program.

Boxcopy is a contemporary art space run by artists, for artists!

The funds raised will support six exhibitions in Boxcopy’s 2018-19 program:

1/ Three solo exhibitions by early career artists – Leen Rieth, Callum McGrath and Naomi Blacklock.

2/ Future Proof 2018, a curated showcase exhibition featuring recent Queensland graduates.

3/ Two group exhibitions by early career curators – Tess Maunder and Emily Wakeling.

Your support will ensure:

1/ Development of innovative and experimental projects, and creation of new artworks!

2/ Professional development opportunities for artists and curators!

3/ Platforms for critical discussion around visual arts, curatorial and artist-run practices!

Boxcopy is proud to be a founding member of All Conference – a national organising network comprised of 15 artist-led, experimental and cross-disciplinary arts organisations.

Representing a crucial stratum of the Australian arts ecology, All Conference members present diverse and innovative artistic programs which support the practices of living Australian artists. They connect these practices to diverse audiences via a passionate localism coupled with significant national and international peer-to-peer networks.

Founding members include: Alaska Projects (NSW), BLINDSIDE (VIC), Boxcopy (QLD), Bus Projects (VIC), c3 (VIC), Constance (TAS), FELTspace (SA), Firstdraft (NSW), Kings ARI (VIC), Moana (WA), Liquid Architecture (VIC), Runway (NSW), Seventh (VIC), Trocadero Artspace (VIC), and Un Projects (VIC).