PROGRAM

2017
EXHIBITIONS ARE ALWAYS FREE, EVERYONE WELCOME, COME AS YOU ARE
Exhibition opening night events are held from 5 – 8pm on the first Saturday of the exhibition/month, from March through to December, 2017.


4 – 18 March
CARLOTTA, LIBBY HARWARD, SCOTT REDFORD

ENTER THE MAP
Experimentally [re]-mapping the Gold Coast through the representations of artists whose individual perspectives – trans, queer and First Nations – offer new ways of seeing and listening to place. (Curated by Danni Zuvela)

1 – 15 April
KIAH READING VS THE WORLD

GAME PLAN [IN THE ZONE]

Our second iteration of the GAME PLAN project explores the collision of art and sport via themes of collaboration, competition, performance – and enhancement.

7 – 20 May
BROOKE STAMP X ANNA MCMAHON

SPELLS OF TEMPORAL STASIS

The fourth annual collaborative installation instigated by The Walls, where divergent practices of dance, installation and the natural world converge.

3 – 17 June
MICHELLE XEN [Autumn Artist in Residence] + LUMEN CLOUD

BENEVOLENT SYSTEM II

Kicking off our 2017 Artist in Residence program, Michelle Xen will engineer a BENEVOLENT SYSTEM II during her three-month residency in our Mezzanine Studio throughout Autumn.

1 – 15 July
ARCHIE MOORE

FOUNDING FATHERS + NAIDOC CELEBRATION

Diminishing the stature of our heroic Founding Fathers may seem like a contemporary gesture – but to the Aboriginal people who stood in the way of the revered explorers’ colonialist agenda, they were always seen and heard this way.

5 – 19 August
NAOMI BLACKLOCK, ANASTASIA BOOTH, CAITLIN FRANZMANN, CHANTAL FRASER, CLAY KERRIGAN, BLAKE LAWRENCE

NETHERWORLDS

Artists draw from their cultural backgrounds, sexual orientations, and gender politics to craft dark and potent spaces of empowerment through ritual, talisman, and world-building. (Curated by Amy-Clare McCarthy and Kieran Swann)

2 – 16 September
LOWANA DAVIES [Winter Artist in Residence]

ACTIONS UNMARKED

Our second Artist in Residence, Lowana Davies, will reflect on three months of Winter thinking, reading, discussing, experimenting and devising her ACTIONS UNMARKED.

7 – 21 October
BYRON COATHUP & DIMENSIONS VARIABLE

MIAMI/MIAMI

Our inaugural international exchange, MIAMI/MIAMI initiates a new collaboration between Gold Coast artist Byron Coathup and artist-run initiative Dimensions Variable, from the other Miami [Florida/USA].

4 – 18 November
YANNICK BLATTNER

THRUST
Glamour, machismo and the Gold Coast’s glitzy subtropical self-image: THRUST offers the provocation of symbolic displays of pointless power and pent-up energy with nowhere to go.

2 – 16 December
[OPEN CALL/GROUP SHOW]

#PRIZENOPRIZE
Keep your eyes on the no-prize! #PRIZENOPRIZE returns for a second year, so look out for our October open call for entries via Instagram @thewallsgc. (Curated by Mariam Arcilla)

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