Green Room
  • Tyza Stewart, keep pressure on glue for 6-12 hours to ensure maximum adhesion / having a nap, 2016, digital image.

  • Tyza Stewart, untitled, 2015, 45 x 120 cm, oil on board. Photo: Jon Linkins


Green Room

Tyza Stewart

01 April–30 April 201601 Apr–30 Apr 2016


Emerging Brisbane-based artist Tyza Stewart’s month-long residency in The Green Room builds on the artist’s ongoing exploration of non-binary gender identities through self-portraiture. Since graduating from Queensland College of Art in 2012, Stewart has established a compelling practice that calls into question dominant societal concepts of gender through the use of the artist’s own image.

Stewart will work in the gallery space during the residency, resulting in an ever-growing exhibition that expands with time. Rather than the traditional opening event to mark the commencement of the exhibition, there will instead be a closing event on Saturday 30 April, in keeping with the show-in-reverse format of the project. Throughout the residency Stewart will have open studio days where the public can view the artist’s works-in-progress.

The Institute of Modern Art acknowledges the traditional custodians of the land upon which the IMA now stands, the Jagera, Yuggera, Yugarapul, and Turrbal people. We offer our respect to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people as the first artists of this country. In the spirit of allyship, the IMA will continue to work with First Nations people to celebrate, support, and present their immense past, present, and future contribution to artistic practice and cultural expression.