A Matter of Looking: 20th century works from the QUT Art Collection.
This exhibition introduces audiences to rarely seen paintings, prints and drawings by female artists across the broad spectrum of the 20th century held in the QUT Art Collection. We often forget that art is fundamentally about not only looking visually, but truly seeing with the mind’s eye. This exhibition celebrates the role of the audience to bring into being an artist’s work, ideas and imagination. Life is so multifarious that it can be easier to ration our attention— we semi-look, we skim, we glance, and overlook the effort required to view art in a serious, focused manner. A Matter of Looking calls us to immerse ourselves in the simple act of looking, in the hopes of not only discovering the extraordinary art produced by female artists of the last century, many of which will be unfamiliar names, but also experiencing something life-affirming.