Amelia Barikin, Shannon Brett, Chari Larsson, Kevin O’Brien, Rachel O’Reilly, Tulleah Pearce & Liz Nowell, Tim Riley Walsh
Institute of Modern Art
On Fire: Climate and Crisis accompanies the exhibition of same name curated by Tim Riley Walsh. Designed by Brisbane’s Studio Bland with a heat-responsive cover, this catalogue features newly commissioned texts from Amelia Barikin, Shannon Brett, Chari Larsson, Kevin O’Brien, Rachel O’Reilly and Tim Riley Walsh alongside full colour documentation from Carl Warner and Louis Lim.
The texts collected in On Fire: Climate and Crisis contextualise the exhibition and the work of its fifteen featured artists, looking to the past, present, and future via colonialism’s legacies, fire’s cultural relativity, and art’s insights in a troubled era.
The IMA is supported by the Queensland Government through Arts Queensland, the Australian Government through Australia Council for the Arts, and the Visual Arts and Craft Strategy, an initiative of the Australian Federal, State, and Territory Governments. The IMA is a member of Contemporary Art Organisations Australia.
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.