ARTIST BOARDRIDERS CLUB: MITCHELL SCHULTZ, KRISTIAN FRACCHIA, FRAN MILLER, CHRIS BENNIE, LADY MUSTARD, BYRON COATHUP, STEVEN SULLIVAN, ANONOMOUS, LUKA CARSTENS-HEY, AMANDA DAVIDSON, LEAH BARTHOLEMEW, SAXON EVERS, DICK VAN STRAALEN, REBECCA ROSS, CLAUDIO KIRAC, JAE COPP, THE X-RAY MACHINES [CHRIS PROUD, LAWRENCE VONHOFF, HAMISH LAING], JUN KURAHASHI
PRIZE NO PRIZE
CHASE ARCHER, HAILEY ATKINS, JANIS CLARKE, RICKY LARRY, SOPHIE PENKETHMAN-YOUNG, MELISSA SPRATT, VEOPLE (JAY JERMYN & JULIAN CURRIE)
Riding along the undercurrents of Turner Prizes and Archibalds, #PRIZENOPRIZE is an exhibition that champions and democratises art across all media and levels. Think of it as a soft power alternative to the head-churning, nail-biting process that comes with applying for art awards – or being shortlisted for the coveted Bachelor rose of the artworld.
Glamour, machismo and the Gold Coast’s glitzy subtropical self-image: THRUST offers the provocation of symbolic displays of pointless power and pent-up energy with nowhere to go.
Our inaugural international exchange, MIAMI/MIAMI initiates a new collaboration between Gold Coast artist Byron Coathup and artist-run initiative Obsolete Media Miami, from the other Miami [Florida/USA].
NAOMI BLACKLOCK, ANASTASIA BOOTH, CAITLIN FRANZMANN, CHANTAL FRASER, CLAY KERRIGAN, BLAKE LAWRENCE NETHERWORLDS
Artists draw from their cultural backgrounds, sexual orientations, and gender politics to craft dark and potent spaces of empowerment through ritual, talisman, and world-building. (Curated by Amy-Clare McCarthy and Kieran Swann).
Diminishing the stature of our heroic Founding Fathers may seem like a contemporary gesture – but to the Aboriginal people who stood in the way of the revered explorers’ colonialist agenda, they were always seen and heard this way.
BENEVOLENT SYSTEM II | TRANSLATING.EARTH
MICHELLE XEN + LUMEN CLOUD
Kicking off our 2017 Artist in Residence program, Michelle Xen will engineer a BENEVOLENT SYSTEM II during her three-month residency in our Mezzanine Studio throughout Autumn.