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
 

Public Program

The Dust Never Settles: A student concert
6.00 pm Sunday 30 July 2017​

This year, Bachelor of Music (Honours) students Heidi Chan, Toukie Wood and Eleanor Brimblecombe are composing new works responding to the themes of the exhibition. The concert premiering the new compositions brings The Dust Never Settles to a close. More


Podcasts

  • Hangs Ep. 1. Mining, colonisation & dirty old men
    Join media academic, Dr Nicholas Carah and art journalist, Bec Mac as they chat mining, colonisation and dirty old men during a tour of The Dust Never Settles. Listen here
  • Presenting Maralinga: How artists are addressing our nuclear history? 
    Panel discussion featuring visual artists Jessie Boylan and Judy Watson, Director of the UQ Anthropology Museum Dr Diana Young and visual artist and filmmaker Torika Bolatagici’s work. Listen here
  • Desperate times: Art and environmental action
    A critical discussion and debate around environmental research, policy, the law and activism, as well as the role artists take in this’s work. Listen here
  • Radio National ‘Books & Arts'
    ‘Old photo: new life’ Susan Fereday. Listen here
  • Radio National ‘The Drawing Room’ 
    ‘A cross-species performance’ Dr Barbara Campbell, Visual artist and Associate professor Richard Fuller, ARC future fellow, The University of Queensland. Listen here


Video


 

Media

  • View the media release here
  • View images for news and review here

Angelica Mesiti
The Calling (video still) 2013–2014
Three-channel High Definition digital video, sound
Duration: 00:35:36, edition A/P 2
Collection of The University of Queensland, purchased 2016.
Reproduced courtesy of the artist and Anna Schwartz Gallery, Melbourne.