UQ Art Museum

UQ Art Museum’s new program ‘Unlearning’ brings together new and recent artworks, commissions, collection exhibitions, artists and creative thinkers.

The program includes commissions from Sydney artist Lara Merrett and Brisbane’s Elizabeth Willing, an exhibition from the UQ Art Collection by Freja Carmichael, an immersive installation by Jacobus Capone, and Wall Painting, a project conceived by renowned American conceptual artist John Baldessari.

Unlearning UQ Art Museum

According to Associate Director Holly Arden, “Unlearning is about embracing the idea of ‘not knowing’ with empathy and curiosity – and provides an opportunity for UQ Art Museum to rethink institutional practice.”

UQ Art Museum

Nice to know - Unlearning is the first in a series of multi-year research enquiries titled An Art Museum in Several Acts that will investigate and articulate the role of the Art Museum in university and artistic contexts.

Need to know - Opening night is on Friday 26th July from 6-9pm, with light refreshments the commencement of John Baldessari: Wall Painting project and music by Dameeeela. RSVP essential. 

Image captions top to bottom:

Elizabeth Willing
Through the Mother 2019
adhesive vinyl
five parts, each 8 x 4 m
UQ Art Museum Window Commission, supported by Mrs Jane Tynan and Mr Michael Tynan, 2019.
Courtesy of the artist and Tolarno Galleries, Melbourne.
Photo: Simon Woods

Lara Merrett. Photo: Simon Woods.

John BaldessariWall Painting, initially curated by Tara McDowell at MADA Gallery, Monash University in October–November 2017. Photo: Melissa Vallence.

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UQ Art Museum

University Dr

St Lucia

Jul 26-Dec 21

Mon-Sat 10-4

Wed 10-8

Free entry


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