6 APRIL – 28 JULY 2013 

Claire Healy and Sean Cordeiro are Australian artists who transform the residue of consumer society, re-imagining the forms and systems that surround us. Interrogating ideas of home, aspiration, mobility and the acquisition of material goods, their work is characterised by a playful reinvention of prefabricated structures and the assemblage of everyday objects into extraordinary sculptures and installations.

Healy and Cordeiro’s first museum survey, this exhibition brings together a selection of key works from the past 10 years. Demonstrating the depth and diversity of their practice, it comprises both monumental and intimate pieces in a variety of media including sculpture, installation and photography.

Curator: Anna Davis


Friday 5 April 6.15 for 6.30 pm

Opened by
Elizabeth Anne Macgregor OBE
Director, Museum of Contemporary Art Australia

Public Programs

Artist Lecture: Saturday 6 April 11.00am - 12.30pm

Please join Claire Healy and Sean Cordeiro as they explore ideas of deconstruction, reconstruction and everything in between, followed by a discussion with MCA exhibition curator Anna Davis and A/Prof Rex Butler, Art History, The University of Queensland.

  • Listen to or download the lecture and discussion here

So you think you can’t draw? Saturday 6 April – Sunday 28 July 10.00 am – 4.00 pm daily

Pablo Picasso wrote, “The critics say I draw like a child. When I was a child I drew like Raphael. It took me my whole life to draw like a child”. 
We invite you to connect with your own childhood experiences of art making, and pick up a pencil, some paper, a drawing board and a stool, and spend some time in the exhibition. 
No assessment, no exams, just an opportunity to engage with these works in the UQ Art Museum.
You are welcome to take your drawings with you, or add them to our drawing wall in the foyer. We welcome your feedback.


  • View UQ News story here


View the exhibition catalogue here

Exhibition organised by the Museum of Contemporary Art Australia

Claire Healy and Sean Cordeiro
Future Remnant 2011
dinosaur fossil replica, IKEA furniture, cable binding
285 x 180 x 485 cm irreg.
Courtesy of the artists and Nature Morte, Berlin and Gallery Barry Keldoulis, Sydney and the artists