25 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. More
Curator: Michele Helmrich
Purchase the printed exhibition catalogue here
- Panel Discussion: Emotional geography, memory and the personal
Artists and thinkers A/Prof. Marian Drew, Prof. Ross Gibson and A/Prof. Dolly MacKinnon, chaired by curator Michele Helmrich will explore emotional geography, memory and the personal in contemporary art and in Denise Green’s work. Listen here
- Listen to artist Denise Green and curator Michele Helmrich discuss the exhibition here
Metonymy & Painting Walk and Talk
Thursday 30 March 2.00 pm
Conversation between Kari Sullivan, Holly Arden, and Michele Helmrich that explores the concept of metonymy in Denise's works and poses the question can we read paintings?
In-Conversation: Denise Green & Ingrid Periz
Thursday 30 March 6.00 pm
To mark the closing of the exhibition, please join the artist and US-based author and curator Ingrid Periz in a conversation moderated by exhibition curator Michele Helmrich. Topics will include Green’s most recent artworks, the ongoing allure of Australia and the influence of Australian Indigenous art on her practice.
Thursday 24 November 6.15 for 6.30 pm
Anthony Bond OAM
Formerly Director Curatorial, Art Gallery of New South Wales
Music by Trichotomy – Sean Foran, John Parker and Sam Vincent
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
Thursday 23 March 11.00am
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.