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Perspectives on Contemporary Sculpture

Perspectives on Contemporary Sculpture

Perspectives on Contemporary Sculpture is an industry seminar that will explore topics including the role of sculpture in contemporary art; curating sculptural exhibitions; outdoor/public sculpture; and how regional galleries can engage with artists working in this medium.

When: Thursday 7 February 2019, 1.30pm-5pm
1pm: Registration
1.30pm: Seminar commences
Afternoon tea included
5pm: Seminar concludes, followed by networking drinks and nibbles until 5.30pm

Where: The University of Queensland Art Museum
James and Mary Emelia Mayne Centre (Building 11), University Drive, St Lucia, Brisbane

Cost: $60; $50 Concession (Volunteers, Pensioners or Students); $25 SPECIAL OFFER to UQ Museum Studies Students

Seminar Presenters

Brian Robinson

Brian Robinson, Artist

Brian Robinson is of the Maluyligal and Wuthathi tribal groups of the Torres Strait and Cape York Peninsula and a descendant of the Dayak people of Malaysia. Born on Waiben (Thursday Island) and now Cairns-based, Robinson is known for his printmaking, sculpture and public art in which he uses a variety of techniques to produce bold, innovative and distinctive works. His graphic prints and contemporary sculptures read as episodes in an intriguing narrative, revealing the strong tradition of storytelling within his community. Robinson’s work has featured in many exhibitions nationally and internationally and is held in major collections throughout Australia and overseas.


Simon Lawrie

Simon Lawrie, Balnaves Curator of Australian Sculpture, McClelland Sculpture Park + Gallery

Simon Lawrie completed a Bachelor of Fine Arts at the Victorian College of the Arts, University of Melbourne in 2005, and a Master of Art Curatorship at the University of Melbourne 2013. He is currently The Balnaves Curator of Australian Sculpture at McClelland Sculpture Park+Gallery in Langwarrin, Victoria. He has previously held internship roles at Heide Museum of Modern Art, Arc One Gallery and the National Gallery of Victoria working with contemporary art. Simon's research interests focus on the legacy of early conceptual and land art, and their renewed relevance within the context of contemporary social and environmental issues. He is enthusiastic about exploring the varying political and philosophical registers in which contemporary art operates both within and beyond public institutions.


Artist in front of Blow-Up, 2015, printed vinyl on mirror finish stainless steel, 2.1 x 2.1m. Photographer: Luke Bowden

Dr Greer Honeywill, Artist

Greer Honeywill is a multidisciplinary artist whose practice encompasses installation, text, object making, textiles, photography, video and sound. Within her practice she explores the theatre of the domestic, the poetry of the ordinary and their interconnectedness with architecture. Like an ethnographer or taxonomist of the domestic she endlessly sifts, searches and reclassifies gatherings of data, stories and objects that provide endless speculation about the domestic built form and the effect on the lives of those living within.

An award-winning artist, she has exhibited extensively since 2000. Honeywill holds a PhD from Monash University (2003) and a PhD from the University of Tasmania (2015).

Christine Morrow. Photographer: Mick Richards

Christine Morrow, Curator

Christine Morrow is an Australian artist, curator and writer currently based in Brisbane. She is experienced in gallery directorship, management, curating, lecturing and art criticism. In a twenty year career across roles held in Brisbane, Melbourne, Sydney and Adelaide, she co-founded and co-directed the artist-run space Blindside in Melbourne, curated for Sydney’s Museum of Contemporary Art, and Directed the Verge Gallery at University of Sydney as well as the Australian Experimental Art Foundation. Morrow curated the Australian artists at the Tenth Havana Biennial in Cuba.

John Stafford, Director, Creative Move will moderate the panel discussion.

Register Now!

To register, download the Registration Form below, complete it and email to Leisha Walker at


This is an annual industry seminar presented by M&G QLD in partnership with The University of Queensland Art Museum, and supported by the Visual Arts and Craft Strategy, an initiative of the Australian, State and Territory Governments.


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