23 Sep 2023 – 4 Feb 2024
group exhibition at QAGOMA - Queensland Art Gallery of Modern Art
curated by Ellie Buttrose
Living Patterns Contemporary Australian Abstraction’ at the Queensland Art Gallery features the work of contemporary Australian artists who deploy methods of abstraction — obfuscation, codification, reduction — to create their artworks. Mediums vary — from painting and conceptual techniques to sculpture and digital imagery — as do the artists’ concerns, which include topics such as queer identities, Aboriginal cosmology, international politics and intersections of global art history.

installation view of ‘Living Patterns’, featuring (l–r) Mikala Dwyer’s The Collapzars 2012 and Clare Milledge’s Three shouts on a hill and Sruth 2021, Queensland Art Gallery, October 2023 / © The artists / Photographs: C Callistemon, QAGOMA