Current Exhibitions

Current Exhibitions

16  – 25 August

Felicity Northeast, Floral Dissection, 2017. Winner of the MMA Design Award 2017. Photo by Teardrop Studios.

Felicity Northeast, Floral dissection, 2017. Winner of the MMA Design Award 2017. Photo by Teardrop Studios.

Millinery Association of Australia Design Awards 2017

Workshop space

This pop-up exhibition showcases the Queensland entries alongside the winning, runner up and people’s choice designs from the Millinery Association of Australia Design Awards 2017.

This exhibition is presented in partnership with the Millinery Association of Australia.

 

 

 


26 August – 4 November 2017

Michelle Stemm | Empathy to Infiltration

 

Small Object Space

Michelle Stemm is a silversmith based in Brisbane. Through her work she explores impact of human migration around the globe and the impact this has on communities. In 2016, Stemm conducted one-on-one interviews and researched social and print media to examine Australian citizens’ attitudes towards asylum seekers seeking protection in Australia and how their attitudes are formed.

Empathy to Infiltration aims to visually depict Stemm’s research findings through reclaimed serve-ware. Stemm uses recognisable symbols and motifs to express key messages that she believes shape the way Australian’s think and feel about asylum seekers.

SOS is presented in partnership with Griffith University’s Queensland College of Art. SOS is an exhibition space dedicated to showcasing the college’s best small object works from students, staff and alumni

The resulting work seeks to amalgamate fine art and craft practices, bringing together materials, regardless of ‘high’ or ‘low’ connotation, to situate an honest sense of impulse and intuition in the quest to put forward an appreciation of quiet reflections in relation to mortality and the self.

Feature image: Michelle Stemm, Culture clash, 2016. Antique silver salt shaker tops and stainless steel sweet dish. Photo courtesy of the artist.


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