10 March – 5 August 2018
 

Taking as its point of departure Christo and Jeanne-Claude’s Wrapped Coast 1968–1969, in site: process, performance, documentation juxtaposes Australian experimental art practice from the 1960s and 1970s with more recent artworks that explore related ideas. Performative, site-specific or conceptually based, many of the works engage with the landscape through documented interventions that connect to environmental, political, or artistic concerns.

Included are photographic series such as Tim Johnson’s ‘Fittings, Megalong Valley’ 1971 and James Tylor’s ‘Unresettling (Hauntings)’ 2016, Bonita Ely’s etching Life is full of situations 1978, and Robert MacPherson’s installed series of cut wash tubs GILGAI: RAIN, AND SIX KINDS OF RAIN, SEVEN FROG POEMS FOR CLEMENT WRAGGE 1990–1991. The exhibition responds thematically to Robert Smithson: Time Crystals, which will be displayed concurrently in the upstairs galleries. 

DAVE HULLFISH BAILEY | IAN BURN | TIM BURNS | CHRISTO AND JEANNE-CLAUDE | NICI CUMPSTON | BONITA ELY | ANNE FERRAN | SHAUN GLADWELL | CLAIRE HEALY AND SEAN CORDEIRO | TIM JOHNSON | ROSEMARY LAING | ROBERT MACPHERSON | CLIVE MURRAY-WHITE | GLEN O’MALLEY | MIKE PARR | TIM SILVER | DARREN SIWES | JAMES TYLOR

Curators: Michele Helmrich and Samantha Littley


Public Programs

Clive Murray-White Smokework  
Friday 9 March 5.45 pm

Please join us for the restaging of Clive Murray-White’s Smokework (previously titled Smokebomb sculpture) 1971 on the lawn in front of the Forgan-Smith Tower, adjacent to the UQ Art Museum. More

Saturday 10 March 12 noon
Exhibition co-curator Michele Helmrich in conversation with artists Clive Murray-White and Glen O’Malley. RSVP

James Tylor
Unresettling (Stone Tidal Fish Trap) 2016
from the series 'Unresettling (Hauntings)'
hand-coloured digital print on paper, edition 2/5
41 x 41 cm
Collection of the University of Queensland, purchased 2017.
Reproduced courtesy of the artist and Vivien Anderson Gallery, Melbourne. 
Photo: Carl Warner