12 November 2016 – 26 February 2017
Creative Accounting explores ideas around money, economic systems, perceived value, and the aesthetics of currency at a time when money is becoming increasingly abstract. The exhibition traces the development of Australia’s financial and accounting systems and offers a fascinating insight into the evolution of banking and financial management practices over the last 200 years.
Creative Accounting unlocks a range of intriguing archival objects, and includes often underappreciated artefacts and cultural material held in regional collections across Australia. Complemented by this archival and historical material, the exhibition includes work by contemporary Australian and international artists who address its themes.
Curator: Holly Williams
An exhibition curated by Holly Williams, in conjunction with Hawkesbury Regional Gallery and toured by Museums & Galleries of NSW.
This project is supported by Arts NSW’s Curatorial Support Initiative grant, a devolved funding program administered by Museums & Galleries of NSW on behalf of the NSW Government.
26 November 2016 – 2 April 2017
The work of Denise Green AM came to prominence in 1978, when her paintings in the exhibition New image painting at the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, were recognised for their spare yet resonant visual language. Born in Melbourne, Green grew up in Brisbane and studied in Paris and New York. She settled in New York City in 1969, where she continues to live and work.
Green exhibits regularly in the USA, Europe and Australia, and in recent decades retrospectives of her work have been presented at P.S.1 Center for Contemporary Art/MoMA, New York; Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, and Museum Kurhaus Kleve, Kleve. She is the author of Metonymy in Contemporary Art (2006) and Denise Green: An artist’s odyssey (2012). This exhibition offers an opportunity to reappraise her work, including her recent photo collages.
Denise Green celebrates the major gift of works that the artist’s husband Dr Francis X. Claps MD made to UQ in 2013.
Curator: Michele Helmrich