11 March – 4 June 2017
Philanthropists and collections explores the philanthropic impulse, and considers how patronage has helped shape the UQ Art Collection. A selective survey of the giving that has bolstered our holdings, it brings together a representative group of artworks that have been generously donated by organisations such as the Alumni Friends of The University of Queensland Inc. and altruistic individuals.
The exhibition provides us with an opportunity to thank all our donors and to reflect on the act of collecting. What leads someone to donate artworks, and how do these gifts influence the development of a collection? How does patronage contribute to the cultural heritage of an institution, and do objects ‘live’ differently in an art museum?
Curator: Samantha Littley
Saturday 11 March 3.00 pm
to be opened by
Mr Dominic McGann
Chairman of Partners
McCullough Robertson Lawyers
- In Conversation: Art and Philanthropy
Join a panel of experts, including Dr Georgina Walker, Michael Rayner AM and Simon Wright as they discuss art and philanthropy in the context of the exhibition. Chaired by exhibition curator Samantha Littley’s work. Listen here.
13 April – 30 July 2017
The saying ‘once the dust settles’ is essentially optimistic. It assumes that present difficulties will be resolved and that a better future beckons. However, not all difficulties diminish, while some lie dormant only to reappear. This exhibition centres on works by contemporary artists who probe at cultural, environmental and psychological histories that remain unresolved. Others reflect on traditions that reverberate or are threatened. All works are drawn from The University of Queensland Art Collection.
KHADIM ALI | RICHARD BELL & EMORY DOUGLAS | GORDON BENNETT | BARBARA CAMPBELL | BONITA ELY | SUSAN FEREDAY | FIONA HALL | DALE HARDING | TALOI HAVINI & STUART MILLER | KATHY INKAMALA | ROSEMARY LAING | EMMA LINDSAY | NICHOLAS MANGAN | ANGELICA MESITI | ABE MURIATA | RAQUEL ORMELLA | GLORIA PANNKA | PATRICIA PICCININI | EUGENIA RASKOPOULOS | LUKE ROBERTS | CAROLINE ROTHWELL | MARTIN SMITH | SPINIFEX WOMENS COLLECTIVE | JAMES TYLOR | JUDY WATSON | MUMU MIKE WILLIAMS & SAMMY DODD
Curator: Michele Helmrich
Desperate times: Art and environmental action
Wednesday 10 May 6.00 for 6.45 pm
Presenting Maralinga: How are artists addressing our nuclear history?
Wednesday 26 April 6.00 pm