Making Art Work
IMA Belltower at the Judith Wright Arts Centre
14 October–19 December 202014 Oct–19 Dec 2020
Making Art Work—a commissioning initiative responding to the COVID-19 lockdowns—launched in June with artworks presented online via makingart.work. Since re-opening, IMA Belltower at Judith Wright Arts Centre has become a project space to physically present these works at the gallery.
This latest iteration of Making Art Work at IMA Belltower includes works from the third commissioning round of the project as well as a number of live activations.
—Merinda Davies will perform Imprints: Saturday 17 October, 11am–2pm
—Poetry Salon with Jarad Bruinstroop, Pascalle Burton, Mindy Gill, and Ella Jeffrey: Saturday 17 October, 4–5pm
—Shandy Bris 69 Queer Dance Party (live stream): 24 October, 7–11pm
—Live performance, ∑GG√E|N: Saturday 24 October, 3–4pm
—Live performance and discussion with Kinly Grey, endless part II: paradise: Saturday 21 November, 11am–1pm
—Reading and discussion with Jacqui Shelton: Saturday 21 November, 1.30–2.30pm
About Making Art Work:
Taking place across 2020, the project will see over 40 artists create new works that reinforce the importance of creative labour in a time when the cultural and economic value of art has been diminished. Drawing from the politicised language of our current crisis, each artist has been asked to respond to the provocations posed by four curatorial pillars; Unprecedented Times, Industrial Actions, Permanent Revolution, and Relief Measures.
Making Art Work is supported by the Queensland Government through Arts Queensland
17 October 2020
Merinda Davies: 'Imprints'
24 October 2020
Bris 69 Queer Dance Party