neo goth: back in black

25 July – 21 September 2008

goth/ emo/ surf/ indie/ punk: something decidedly dark is permeating all aspects of contemporary culture. From its subcultural origins in eighteenth century literature, through to the movement's dedicated tribes of black-clad youths in the 1980s, Goth culture is no longer underground or fringe, but mainstream. Is this 'new' interpretation of the Gothic aesthetic just that – an aesthetic – or is the neo-Goth impulse a considered response to a darker, more pessimistic world?

The major exhibition neo goth dips beneath the surface and takes a peek at the noir underbelly of Australian culture as it is manifested across art, fashion, film and literature.
   
DEL KATHRYN BARTON • KRISTA BERGA • JANE BURTON •
DEIDRE BUT-HUSAIM • SEAN CORDEIRO & CLARE HEALY •
ADAM CULLEN • EX DE MEDICI • JULIA DEVILLE • JOHN A
DOUGLAS • JUAN FORD • PAT FOSTER & JEN BEREAN •
DALE FRANK • TONY GARIFALAKIS • SHAUN GLADWELL •
SHARON GOODWIN • JASON GRIEG • DAVID GRIGGS •
HALCYONE • IRENE HANENBERGH • LOUISE HEARMAN •
CHERRY HOOD • TAMMY HONEY • THERESE HOWARD •
NATALYA HUGHES • KIRRA JAMISON • ROSEMARY LAING •
SAM LEACH • BRENDAN LEE • RHYS LEE • PETER MADDEN •
NICK MANGAN • AMANDA MARBURG • TODD MCMILLAN •
CLARE MILLEDGE • VR MORRISON • NELL • SUSAN NORRIE •
MEL O’CALLAGHAN • SHAUN O’CONNOR • STIEG PERSSON •
PATRICIA PICCININI • ALEX PITTENDRIGH • BEN QUILTY •
KATE ROHDE • CAROLINE ROTHWELL • KRYSTAL SCHULTHEISS •
TIM SILVER • DAVID STEPHENSON • GRANT STEVENS • DARREN
SYLVESTER • DANIEL TEMPLEMAN • MONIKA TICHACEK • BRIE
TRENERRY • SAM TUPOU • SHAUN WILSON • HEIDI YARDLEY

Curator: Alison Kubler
 

Interpretive Guides

neo goth Interperative Guides are availiable for six artists.

Publication

View the publication neo goth: back in black here


Merchandise and limited editions

View merchandise and limited editions for neo goth: back in black here

Media

View 'Snakes, skulls and sirens on show at UQ' here

Kirra Jamison
May all your wishes all come true 2007
synthetic polymer paint, gouache and posca pen on canvas
Private collection
Courtesy of the artist, Jan Murphy Gallery, Brisbane and Sophie Gannon Gallery, Melbourne