Event IMA Belltower Launch

IMA Belltower Launch

Mandy Quadrio and Sebastian Moody

22 June 2019
4.30–8pm

Join us for the launch of IMA Belltower at the Judith Wright Centre of Contemporary Arts, a new program dedicated to Queensland contemporary art.

The first exhibition in the new gallery space is a solo show by Brisbane-based artist and palawa woman, Mandy QuadrioThe Country Within presents a series of large-scale sculptures using a natural material rich with spiritual and cultural meaning: Tasmanian bull-kelp.

Outside, projected on the façade of the building, see a new temporary public artwork by Sebastian Moody, developed in collaboration with designer Sai Karlen. Somewhere between a list and poem, Seeing is comprised entirely of six letter words intended to create moments of contemplation on Brunswick Street.

IMA Belltower will present five exhibitions over the twelve-month program, as well as moving-image artworks projected on the building’s façade. The program, dedicated to Queensland art exploring the meaning of place, is curated by Freja Carmichael.

Opening celebrations will commence with a Welcome to Country at 4.30pm, followed by opening remarks. Sebastian Moody’s work Seeing will be visible from 5pm.

  • Partner:

    IMA Belltower at the Judith Wright Centre of Contemporary Arts and the IMA are supported by the Queensland Government through Arts Queensland.

Mandy Quadrio, 'The Country Within', 2019, kelp, ochre, beeswax, string. Photo: Llewellyn Millhouse.

Related Exhibition

Mandy Quadrio

The Country Within

22 Jun–17 Aug 2019

Sebastian Moody

Seeing

22 Jun–17 Aug 2019

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Opening

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.

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