FUTURE PROOF 2018
10 August – 8 September 2018
Curated by Tim Walsh
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Join the Future Proof 2018 curator Tim Walsh and exhibiting artists for a roundtable discussion about their art school experiences, professional life after graduation, and development of the new works showcased.
Tim Walsh is an independent curator and writer based in Brisbane, Australia. Tim is currently the Australia Desk Editor for ArtAsiaPacific, as well as an MPhil Candidate at the University of Queensland. He has held programming, communications, and gallery management roles in commercial and public galleries in Brisbane and London.
Proudly supported by
The Creative Sparks Fund is a partnership between the Queensland Government and Brisbane City Council to support local arts and culture in Brisbane.
This project is supported by Creative Partnerships Australia through the Australian Cultural Fund.