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Portrait of an Artist: Judith Wright

Fri 19 Jul · 6:30–7:30pm

Meet Queensland contemporary visual artist Judith Wright in conversation with Angela Goddard. Judith Wright is an established contemporary visual artist who lives and works in Brisbane, Australia. She came to her work as an installation artist with a background in dance. Judith’s practice, born from her early career as a dancer in the Australian ballet, is restrained and minimal. Her work, covering most media types from artist’s books so large the whole body is required to turn the pages, to installation and video work, resonates with an otherworldly quality. This event will feature a screening of Judith Wright's interview from the James C Sourris Collection of Artist Interviews, followed by a Q&A session with the artist. Portrait of an artist is a series of events that brings to life the James C. Sourris AM Collection of Artist Interviews, where esteemed local artists and their craft are captured in State Library’s collections. Learn more about the Portrait of an Artist series and revisit previous events featuring an astonishing line-up of Queensland artists. Learn more about Judith Wright's visual art. Generously supported by James C Sourris AM through Queensland Library Foundation.
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ISEA Artwork - Stasis

Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri & Sat · 12–8pm

The Edge will play host to the digital artwork Stasis by Kenneth Lambert during ISEA 2024. Stasis aims to be a meaningful examination of the circumstances faced by refugees and asylum seeker youths in Australia. By shedding light on the realities of displacement and prolonged detention endured by vulnerable individuals and their communities, Lambert endeavours to create empathetic experiences from disintegrated interview material. Through a series of data portraits and immersive presentation, the artist encourages viewers to contemplate the human condition through technology. This project was created in collaboration with STARTTS and supported by Amnesty International and Australia for UNHCR. Stasis was made possible through the support of Create NSW and the Australia Council for the Arts. Stasis at The Edge is part of the International Symposium of Electronic Art (ISEA) 2024. Kenneth Lambert will be speaking at the Symposium in an Artist Talk; 1.5 Artists Talks Monday, June 24, 2024 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM Plaza P9 You can find out more about the artwork and the artist here.
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Paper Crane Anzac Square, Brisbane
Fold a paper crane for Hiroshima

Every day · 10am–4pm

"Peace Crane, I will write peace on your wings and you will fly all over the world." — Sadako Sasaki Visit Anzac Square anytime from Monday 22 January until Friday 13 September (closed Saturdays) to fold a paper crane and convey a message of peace to Hiroshima as part of our ‘1000 Paper Cranes for Hiroshima’ project. Sadako Sasaki was 2 years old at the time of the atomic bombing of Hiroshima on 6 August, 1945 at 8:15 am. She survived and appeared unharmed, but was diagnosed with leukemia nine years later. In keeping with the Japanese saying that one who folds 1000 paper cranes will be granted a wish, she kept folding cranes from her hospital bed until her passing on 25 October, 1955 at the age of 12. During her illness, Sadako is said to have shared thoughts on how she could make the world a more peaceful place. Today, Hiroshima receives around 10 million paper cranes each year from all around the world. The paper cranes are displayed at the Children's Peace Monument in the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park. In the spirit of this movement, we are inviting you to visit Anzac Square Memorial Galleries anytime from now until Friday 13 September 2024 to fold paper cranes. You are also more than welcome to bring in a crane that you have folded at home to add to the collection. Once we have assembled 1000 cranes, they will be bundled together and sent to Hiroshima. Our paper cranes will be displayed at the Children’s Peace Monument in the Hiroshima Peace Park. Visit Anzac Square (open 10 am - 4 pm Sunday to Friday) to fold your crane (bookings required for school groups - please contact us in advance by phone or email two weeks prior). You can find us at 285 Ann St, under the Shrine of Remembrance. There will be instructions and staff on hand in our Post World War II Gallery to help you fold your first crane, and we will also have the book ‘Sadako and the 1000 Paper Cranes’ by Eleanor Coerr on display. After your visit, see the progress of the project by following us on Facebook and Instagram. Plan your visit here.
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