Between the Inside and the Outside
As part of an ongoing project within the historical Brisbane Woolstores, the second iteration of the Woolstores Project: ‘Between the Inside and the Outside’ focuses on the material palimpsest of the Woolstores themselves. Lucy Lippard, Artist and Art Historian writes that “All places exist somewhere between the inside and the outside views of them.
This project examines the movement of the body between the spaces of the Woolstores—both by residents, locals and visitors to the site and the relationship between these subjects to the materiality of the artworks and artists themselves. This years artists are Lindsay Crawford and Joe Lodge, Charlie Donaldson, Shivanjani Lal and Naomi Oliver. Essay by Micheal Fox.
Track and Trace
The exhibition, Track and Trace, reflects on the history and the institution of the Woolstores as a type of transitional urban space, creative environment and site of consumption. The history of the Teneriffe Woolstore buildings highlights the colonial history of Brisbane, one that was built on the back of the sheep industry, as well as those of mining, logging and tourism. The gentrification of the Woolstores has occurred over close to half a century and highlights the mobilities of this urban space and domestic cultural tourism along the Brisbane River, close to the Powerhouse Museum, New Farm and Fortitude Valley. The exhibition featured an essay by Michael Allen Fox, resident of the Ansonia and Adjunct Professor, School of Humanities, University of New England, Australia, and Professor Emeritus of Philosophy, Queen’s University, Canada. Artists in 2017 included Caroline Austin, Franz Ehmann, Victoria Lawson, Ebony Secombe and Vincent Wozniak-O’Connor.