The Five Obstructions: UArts MFA Candidate Exhibition

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  • Tuesday 8/12 - Saturday 8/16
  • Opening Thurs 8/12 6-9pm
  • Gallery 106
  • Tuesday - Saturday 12-6pm
  • Free & Open To The Public

Featuring the work of current UArts MFA candidates Robert Darabos
Cheryl Christopher, Halah Alfadl, Kathleen Greco, and Brian Kubecki.

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Queensland College of Art presents Emma Rochester

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  • August 14th –September 6th 2014
  • Second Thursday Reception: August 14, 6-9pm
  • Crane International Project Space (Gallery 105)
  • Wednesday - Saturday 12-6PM
  • Free & Open To The Public

Australian artist Emma Rochester, uses her body as a channel to investigate the iconic power of nature – a terminal through which explorations of imagination, memory, and sensorial understandings of gendered landscapes are filtered and structured into multilayered works. Exploring ideas of the feminine as allegory for natural environs. Rochester creates site-specific projects that comprise of written reflections and intuitive drawings, textile design, sculpture, video art, and performance works.

Rochester is currently the International Artist in Residence at Crane Arts from July to September 2014. Touching The Earth is the first in a series of two exhibitions that will explore the focus of her creative production and research whilst at Crane Arts.

Working with ideas of nomadic spirituality and feminist studies concerned with the Goddess movement, Rochester is using this period of creative development to develop new works. Rochester recently spent one month in Crete exploring ancient sites for the divine feminine from temple sites to Homeric caves to grottos. Allowing ‘Touching The Earth,’ to be a predominantly textile based exhibition that hinges on concepts of pilgrimage and embodied Goddess spirituality.

Emma Rochester is a PHD candidate at the Queensland College of Art, Griffith University, Brisbane, Australia. Her current PhD project, which investigates the relationship between feminism, landscape and deity, has been funded through a Queensland College of the Arts Postgraduate Research Grant.

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