13 - 17 Nov 2018

Excerpts 2018 is QUT Visual Art’s showcase of postgraduate contemporary art practice. The diverse array of images and experiences in this exhibition display the emerging edge of academic research and contemporary art.

The exhibition featured creative works by artists Karike Ashworth, Naomi Blacklock, Christopher Handran, Chris Howlett, Annie Macindoe, Meaghan Shelton and Elizabeth Willing produced during their postgraduate studies. These artists use video, performance, sculpture and photography to ask compelling and incisive questions of culture, history, and personal experience.

View an album of some of the works here. 

Karike Ashworth is a multidisciplinary artist living and working in Brisbane. Her creative practice consists of time-based media, text, objects and installations. Her areas of interest include social practice, collaboration and the private-made-public.
Naomi Blacklock is an Anglo-Indian artist who works primarily with sound installation, text works and performance. Blacklock is also a PhD Candidate and Sessional Tutor at QUT and is a Co-Director of Brisbane’s ARI, CLUTCH Collective.
Chris Handran is a current PhD candidate at QUT. His research considers the mediation of experience by apparatuses at the intersection of art and science, bringing the audience face to face with the apparatus, or immersing the spectator within its workings in a performative viewing experience.
Chris Howlett is currently undergoing a Doctorate of Philosophy at QUT. In 2012, he was part of the DJ Culture: Contemporary Australian Video Art screening at Gallery of Modern Art. He also underwent a residency in Armenia, where he completed a series of Alternate Reality Games.
In 2018, Macindoe was awarded a Master of Fine Arts (Research) at QUT for her project Melancholy and the Memorial: Representing Loss, Grief and Affect in Contemporary Visual Art. Macindoe employs written and visual language to construct multi-channel video installation works.
Meaghan Shelton engages her trans-disciplinary practice to address the ineffable aspects of women’s experience through the lens of traditional art practice. Based in the Hinterland of the Sunshine Coast, Shelton draws from her own story as that of a fourth generation Irish-Anglo, Australian woman.
Elizabeth Willing is an Australian visual artist. In 2009 she completed her honours in Fine Arts (Visual Arts) and is currently undertaking a Masters of Fine Art (research) at QUT. In 2014 Elizabeth was the recipient of the Australia Council Kunstlerhaus Bethanien one-year residency.
Event Details
  • Date(s)
    13 - 17 Nov 2018
  • Time
    10am - 6pm
  • Venue
    Visual Arts Studio, Building Z11
  • Location
    Creative Industries Precinct, Kelvin Grove, Brisbane