Embodied Knowledge
Queensland Contemporary Art

13 Aug 2022 – 22 Jan 2023
QAG | Gallery 4, Gallery 5 Henry & Amanda Bartlett Gallery, Watermall, Watermall Wall | Free

‘Embodied Knowledge’ is a focused survey of new work by Queensland artists. This group of commissioned and recent projects brings to the fore the voices of women, people of colour and LGBTIQA+ artists, all with a close connection to the sunshine state.

It includes a vast installation of new paintings by Jenny Watson; a towering work by Erika Scott comprising fishtanks and found objects; a series of textural tributes to traditional rainforest shields by Girramay artist Ethel Murray; and a major new commission on the Watermall by Archie Moore. Also featured are new commissions and recent work by Robert Andrew, James Barth, Janet Burchill & Jennifer McCamley, Megan Cope, Caitlin Franzmann, Heather Koowootha, Callum McGrath, Meuram Murray Island Dance Group, Ryan Presley, Obery Sambo, Vanghoua Anthony Vue, Rosie Ware, Warraba Weatherall and Justene Williams.

‘Embodied Knowledge’ reveals the current dynamic state of creativity in Queensland, with artists responding to the diverse personal, political and social experiences of our time.

Justene Williams The Vertigoats 2021

Justene Williams, Australia b.1970 / The Vertigoats 2021 / Mixed media / Purchased 2021 with funds from the Contemporary Patrons through the Queensland Art Gallery | Gallery of Modern Art Foundation / Collection: Queensland Art Gallery | Gallery of Modern Art / © Justene Williams.

Robert Andrew Tracing Inscriptions 2020

Robert Andrew, Yawuru people, Australia b.1965 / Tracing Inscriptions (detail) 2020 / Installation view, 'Overlapping Magisteria: The 2020 Macfarlane Commissions', Australian Centre for Contemporary Art, Melbourne / © & image courtesy: Robert Andrew.