Tuesday, 9 February 2010

Brisbane Art Exhibtions: War Photos and Creative Communities at QUT Art Museum

There's an exhibition of war paintings and photos on right now at the QUT Art Museum at Queensland University of Technology's Gardens Point campus in the city - click here for a Google Map.

"Portrait, Dr Jeff Brock, AME Surgeon, Kandahar" (lower panel).

The Framing Conflict exhibition is presented by the Australian War Memorial and is the work of Lyndell Brown and Charles Green who travelled in the Persian Gulf, South-West Asia and Afghanistan as the Memorial's official war artists.

This video shows Brown and Green being interviewed about the work that led to this exhibition:

"Afghan National Army Perimeter Post with Chair, Tarin Kowt Base, Uruzgan Province, Afghanistan"

The Framing Conflict exhibition is on until Sunday February 28th 2010

Another exhibition is opening at the QUT Art Museum on Tuesday, February 9th 2010 and runs till Sunday March 7th - the KP11 Producing Communities show. This shows off work from 11 organisations that have been working with the cast-offs and people on the edge of society to help them grab hold of some power by using art. There's an essay about the exhibition by the curators, Malcolm Bywaters and Dr David Sudmalis, if you click here.

The art works involved are from:

The Tutti Ensemble, seen here performing "How Beautiful are the feet" and the Hallelujah Chorus from Handel's "Messiah", with the Norwood Symphony Orchestra

For more work from the Tutti ensemble, click here to visit their YouTube channel.

Dadaawa's work "Diatribe" tries to explain what it's like to live in a house that isn't really a home:

ICE's "Urban Jungle" shows young people in Western Sydney getting a new view of the world through parkour/freerunning:

Somebody's Daughter Theatre is displaying art by women who've been in prison.

Beyond Empathy is showing an exhibition connected with its Postcodes from the Edge project:

Contact Inc has videos of their Common Ground project:

Feral Arts will show off some of the stories from their PlaceStories project.

Shopfront Contemporary Arts Centre have displays based on their (lost toy story) festival held in Hurstville, Sydney in 2008:

Shopfront's Soundcloud page is here.

The (lost toy story) Flickr account is here.

Click here for Shopfront Arts' YouTube channel

The Footscray Community Arts Centre will show photos from it's Crowd Theory projects:

Barkly Regional Arts are going to set up a listening post where you can hear the recordings they do of music from the Northern Territory through their Winanjjikari Music Centre. You can click on the player below to listen to a podcast they did in October last year, and you can click here to see their podcast page and subscribe to it in iTunes.

Arts Access Victoria are displaying videos of their Warm Hearted Bastards project:

The QUT Art Museum is free to enter, and it's closed on Mondays and public holidays. From Tuesday to Friday it opens from 10am to 5pm, except on Wednesday nights when it's open late till 8pm. On Saturday and Sunday it's open from 12 midday to 4pm.

The best way to get to the QUT Art Museum by public transport is to catch a clockwise free City Loop bus from George St near the Treasury Casino, Adelaide St near King George Square or Adelaide St near Anzac Square. This Google Map shows those three bus stops. You need to get off the bus once it turns into George St from Alice St - click here to see the QUT Art Museum and the George St/Alice St bus stop on a Google Map. You cna also catch a CityCat to the QUT Gardens Point ferry terminal and walk to the Art Museum - that terminal is also shown on the second of those two Google Maps. You can click here to use Translink's journey planner to find bus or ferry timetables.

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