Brisbane Airport Fresh Cut 2010
07 August–18 September 201007 Aug–18 Sep 2010
This year’s Queensland emerging-artists show features work by Sally Golding, Kelly Hussey-Smith, Fiona Mail, and Elizabeth Willing. Each receives $5,000 from Brisbane Airport to support making work for the show.
Sally Golding works in ‘expanded cinema’, combining film projection with performance and installation elements. She is currently completing a Masters at the Queensland College of Art. Recently, she has developed performance works where she projects films directly onto her body, creating live cine-sculptures and interactions. She works solo and with Joel Stern as Abject Leader. As a member of the OtherFilm collective, she has been involved in curating innovative moving-image and performance events and exhibitions throughout Australia and internationally. For Fresh Cut, she will be creating an installation using a 16mm film loop, a two-way mirror, strobe lighting, and the viewer’s own body.
Kelly Hussey-Smith studied photojournalism at Queensland College of Art, graduating with first-class honours last year. She comes out of an activist-photography tradition. Over the last few years she has collaborated with NGOs such as Operation Smile, who provide free surgery to children born with cleft lips and palates in developing countries. She was editor of The Australian PhotoJournalist in 2007-8. Caged, her new series of photographs and videos, considers the tragic living conditions of animals in zoos. With this work, she hopes to prompt a dialogue about our relationship with animals and question our use of animals as decoration and entertainment.
Kate Woodcroft and Catherine Sagin studied together at Queensland University of Technology. In 2008 they started making collaborative works under the name Fiona Mail. These works explore the dynamics of collaboration through task-based activities that often border on parody. For Fresh Cut they are studying fencing in preparation for a duel on opening night. For the next year, their collaborative works will be exhibited under the name of the winner. Woodcroft and Sagin are also co-directors of the artist-run initiative No Frills*.
Elizabeth Willing studied at Queensland University of Technology, completing a Honours degree in Fine Arts last year. Her works explore material and sensual aspects of food and food imagery. She is particularly drawn to sweets: she made wallpaper, retracing a William Morris pattern in lollies; she rendered gallery walls stucco-style in royal icing; she made a model of GoMA in marzipan; in a video, she licked her way through a pane of toffee. Willing is one of the directors of the art-run initiative Accidentally Annie St.