14 March – 12 July 2015
This major career survey will reflect on the past decade of Peter Hennessey’s practice. Trained as an architect, Hennessey has established an international profile for his physically imposing, conceptually rigorous sculptures. He is inspired by the science of space exploration and comparable technological advances, and scours the Internet and other publicly available information to produce his work. The resulting sculptures are ‘re-enactments’ of objects that allow people to encounter in three-dimensions what they would otherwise only see in reproduction, or on the Web. In recreating these structures, Hennessey explores the ‘space between images and experience’ and expounds on related social, political and economic imperatives. Making it real will include Hennessey’s most significant extant sculptures, including My Humvee (Inversion therapy) 2008 from The University of Queensland Art Collection, as well as new work emerging from a related residency at UQ’s Centre for Hypersonics.
Curator: Samantha Littley
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Friday 13 March 6.15 for 6.30pm
Head Curator Australian Art
Art Gallery of New South Wales
Friday 13 March 5.00pm – 6.00pm
Before the opening, please join Peter Hennessey for an artist talk with exhibition curator Samantha Littley. More
Wednesday 1 April 6.00pm
Peter Hennessey and Professor Michael Smart discuss Peter’s recent residency with The University of Queensland’s Centre for Hypersonics, internationally renowned for its hypersonic aerodynamics research. Chaired by Dr Allison Holland. More
Wednesday 14 April 6.00pm
Peter Hennessey Screening series part one: Constructions
This screening series complements Peter Hennessy's practice and his interest in constructions, science fiction and orbiting satellites. Curated by John Edmond with special guest speakers. More
Visitors are encouraged to draw in the exhibition; drawing boards, paper and pencils provided.
This project has been assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body
21 March – 10 May 2015
Hung out to dry is more than an homage to the backyard rotary hoist. It is a playful, provocative and contemplative exploration of the quotidian routine of laundry. Part oral history project, part artistic response, this exhibition reveals the significance of clothesline aesthetics, gendered labour and environmental sustainability, as embodied in the air-drying of washing. Artists include Chris Bennie, Bill Henson, Mari Hirata, Adrienne Kneebone, Tracey Moffatt, Georgie Roxby Smith and Arryn Snowball, alongside historical works from The University of Queensland Art Collection. The project is presented in collaboration with The University of Queensland’s Research Centre for Architecture Theory Criticism History (ATCH), in the School of Architecture.
Creative Consortium: Drs Allison Holland, Naomi Stead and Kelly Greenop
Friday 17 April 2015
Wednesday 29 April 12.00pm
Please join creative consortium Drs Allison Holland, Naomi Stead and Kelly Greenop, along with exhibiting artists Mari Hirata and Chris Bennie as they discuss the stories and observations, personal and communal, that reflect on the essential and everyday activity of domestic laundry practices.
21 March – 9 August 2015
The JUMPstart Pilot Intern Program is a unique initiative of the UQ Art Museum, presented in conjunction with the Art History program of The University of Queensland’s School of Communication and Arts.
In 2014 the program offered five graduate-year students professional experience in the visual arts industry. Over three months students shadowed UQ Art Museum staff, gaining professional skills across the areas of collection management, exhibition programs and public engagement.
In 2015 this series of JUMPstart exhibitions profiles each of the graduate interns. Each themed exhibition is the outcome of the creativity and applied research the intern brought to a curatorial project, and features works drawn from The University of Queensland Art Collection. The University of Queensland is the state’s premier institution for training students in Art History and Museum Studies. The UQ Art Museum is committed to supporting the University’s academics and students, and to facilitating professional experience for those students seeking careers within the visual arts industry.
Friday 17 April 2015
The Nat Yuen Collection of Chinese Antiquities
20 September 2014 – 5 July 2015
The Nat Yuen Collection of Chinese Antiquities comprises over 80 pieces donated to The University of Queensland since 1994 by Dr Nat Yuen. Dr Yuen has long been connected to The University of Queensland. He graduated in Medicine in 1965, was awarded an Honorary Doctor of Medicine in 1995, and in 2010 received the UQ International Alumnus of the Year Award. A resident of Hong Kong, Dr Yuen has collected Chinese antiquities for over 25 years. His gifts to the University span 5,000 years of Chinese culture, with Chinese antiquities ranging from the Neolithic period to late Qing dynasty ceramics. The collection provides a rich resource for students and scholars of Chinese antiquities, and the general community.
- View the Nat Yuen Collection of Chinese Antiquities on the UQ Art Collection Online here
- The Nat Yuen Collection of Chinese Antiquities Learning Resource available here