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Homeground Forum Series

June 13, 2016


Join us for a series of forums during HOMEGROUND discussing artist run spaces and collectives in Brisbane.

Saturday 4 June, 4pm | Contested Spaces

Saturday 18 June, 4pm | White Cubes

Saturday 2 July, 4pm | Homeshow

Boxcopy was founded as a collaborative project by seven art school graduates in 2007 and initially operated from the basement of a Queenslander house in New Farm. This emphasis on the home and the local context are the themes of this project, and many current ARIs in Brisbane reflect this approach – they are often fluid, nomadic structures, with projects occurring in domestic spaces, hotel rooms, the street and public sites. Coming up to our ten year anniversary, Boxcopy is one of the longest running artist run spaces in Brisbane and for HOMEGROUND we aim to provide a conduit for these, and future, collaborations to take place.


ARTIST TALK | Cigdem Aydemir

November 10, 2015


Join us on Sunday 15th November at 3pm for an artist talk with Cigdem Aydemir.

Cigdem will be discussing her new installation work at Boxcopy, I won’t let you out of my sight.

“I’ll be ready” – David Hasselhoff’s soundtrack to the 90s TV series Baywatch, blasts from a lifesaving-float-cum-boombox, as the artist runs along several popular Sydney beaches wearing a red burqini (a swimsuit with a hood designed for Muslim women). Reactions are both amused and confused with the familiarity of a popular song jarring with the unfamiliar sight of a Muslim woman on a popular Sydney beach. In addition to the run there are several other performed actions that blur the line between victim and saviour, the watcher and the watched, Muslim femininity and masculinity, as well as success and failure.

Through decolonizing and queering mechanisms Cigdem endeavours to question established relations of power, while producing work that is driven equally by research, play, criticism and humour.


FEMMO Focus Group

September 30, 2015


Join us on Saturday 3rd October at 3pm for the FEMMO Focus Group!

The artists Elvis Richardson and Virginia Fraser have adopted a curatorial pose to collaborate on a series of magazine covers, combining portraiture with attention-seeking headlines for a so-far fictional publication FEMMO™. Where other curators might select, arrange and present tangible and digital objects in galleries, the editors of FEMMO™ have organised indexical text objects on a (very big) page. FEMMO™ promises articles its producers would like to read. FEMMO™ imagines a world where feminism is central to, and informs, every topic. In particular FEMMO™ has fun with the art-world’s gender biased status-quo.


September 7, 2015


18 – 27 September 2015
Opening Thursday 17 September 6 – 8pm
Exhibition organised by Simone Hine and Kyle Weise
Screen Space | 30 Guildford Lane Melbourne VIC

Boxcopy is delighted to be taking part in videoARI at Screen Space in September, as part of Channels: The Australian Video Art Festival. Across 11 screens this exhibition brings together single-channel videos selected by ARIs from across Australia and New Zealand. We will be presenting Anastasia Booth’s video work Portrait of Baubo, produced during her Summer Residency at Boxcopy earlier this year.


June 17, 2015


Saturday 4 July 4pm

This is the first in a series of free professional development workshops by artists for artists at Boxcopy.

Jemima Wyman lives and works between Brisbane and Los Angeles. Her individual art practice incorporates installation, video, performance, photography and painting. Her most recent artworks utilise these mediums to specifically focus on visually based resistance strategies employed within protest culture and zones of conflict. These works aim to explore the formal and psychological potentiality of camouflage and masking in reference to collective identity. In this workshop Jemima will discuss her work, as well as challenges and strategies for sustaining a critically engaged art practice in an international context.

Jemima completed her Bachelor of Fine Arts (in Visual Arts) with Honours at QUT. In 2007, she graduated with a Master of Fine Arts from The California Institute of Arts in Los Angeles, made possible with the Anne and Gordon Samstag Scholarship.

Jemima has exhibited throughout Australia and internationally. Past exhibitions were held at Steve Turner Contemporary Art (Los Angeles), Australian Centre for the Moving Image (Melbourne), Museum of Contemporary Art (Sydney), Plimsoll Gallery (Hobart), 21st Century Museum of Art (Japan) and The Getty (Los Angeles). Jemima’s work has also been included as part of the 17th Biennale of Sydney, and in 2012, for Liverpool Biennial, she was commissioned by FACT to make Collective Coverings, Communal Skin. This large-scale project was generously supported by The Australia Council for the Arts, New Work Grant. In 2014 Jemima was commissioned by the Children’s Art Centre at GOMA to make Pattern Bandits. In 2005, she formed the collaborative duo, CamLab with Anna Mayer, and together they recently participated in the Engagement Party series at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles.