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
 

Podcasts

  • 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 


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.