Following the success of Temperature: Contemporary Queensland Sculpture back in 2004, Museum of Brisbane (MoB) will once again throw the spotlight on artists heating up Queensland’s contemporary art scene, in its hallmark visual arts exhibition for 2009, Temperature 2: New Queensland Art.
Opening on 6 February 2009 and showing until 8 June 2009, Temperature 2 will showcase current work from more than 20 artists from Brisbane and Queensland, including painting, photography, installation and multi-media.
Lord Mayor Campbell Newman said “taking the temperature” described the practice of monitoring and interpreting the state’s evolving art scene.
“Museum of Brisbane continues to deliver locally relevant and nationally significant visual arts and social history exhibitions,” Cr Newman said.
“The artists and curatorial team involved in Temperature 2 deserve special commendation as this exhibition truly is a celebration of Queensland’s outstanding visual arts community.”
Temperature 2 will allow visitors to experience the essence of their time and place by encouraging them to view the world through the artists’ eyes.
MoB’s first Temperature exhibition staged was the largest ever assembly of Queensland sculpture.
Artists set to exhibit work in Temperature 2 include Paul Adair, Tony Albert, Peter Alwast, Chris Booth, Kirsty Bruce, Dadang Christanto, Matt Dabrowski & The Many Hands of Glamour, Karl De Waal, Julie Fragar, Sally Gabori, Diena Georgetti, Miles Hall, Jennie Jackson, Kyle Jenkins, Madeleine Kelly, Robert Mercer, Francesca Rosa, Rebecca Ross, Gemma Smith, David M Thomas, Danial Wallwork and Anika Wilkins.
Temperature 2 is part of Brisbane 150 celebrations. The exhibition has received financial assistance from the Queensland Government through Arts Queensland.
Temperature 2: New Queensland Art will show alongside the following MoB
*Growing Up: 150 years of Brisbane - 2008 Lord Mayor’s Photographic Awards, until 8 March 2009 (Space 1) *Julie Stephenson: Beneath & Beyond until 8 February 2009 (Space 4) *Moorooka Encounters 14 January - 20 April 2009 (Story Hall)
Open 10am-5pm, seven days a week, MoB is located on the ground floor of City Hall. Admission is FREE.
For further information about MoB visit www.museumofbrisbane.com.au or phone Council on (07) 3403 8888.