Brooke Ferguson: Work-shy

WHEN : 18th November - 2nd December
WHERE : Boxcopy ARI

‘Work-shy’ is a small selection of drawings and paintings in progress that reflects on the conditions of being an ’emerging’ artist in Brisbane over several years, and Ferguson having to support her practice through working at various government institutions including Centrelink.

This ‘reality’ became radically translated through her experience this year of, (initially self-funded) study, art-making, and being an Australian artist in Europe through the Maumaus Independent Study Programme in Lisbon. This intensive period of study, a mix of visiting critical theorists and artists, along with the (sometimes revealing) reality of undertaking The Grand Tour Of Global Art Exhibitions – Venice Biennale, Documenta, Athens, Kassel, and Skulptur Projekte Münster, prompted the current, ongoing, body of work.

These works will be exhibited alongside a screening of ‘Maumaus 2017 NOTEBOOK, ETC,’ by Lucas W. Melkane (1988, Denmark), a video work that also documents his very different experience as a colleague in the programme. 

Opening: 18th November, 3:00 – 4:30pm

Image: Brooke Ferguson ‘the respectable face of power’ 2017, pencil on paper (detail).