Saturday, June 14, 2014

Conflict: Contemporary responses to war

UQ Art Museum St Lucia

10 May – 7 September 2014

Conflict: Contemporary responses to war reflects on the world altering events of September 11 2001, and explores art made around the theme of war in the years since. The exhibition takes a wide-ranging view, considering conflict on a global scale, and more localised struggles. It addresses, for instance, the historical conflicts that accompanied colonisation, and continue to affect present generations. Memorials and commemoration, and the machinery and technology of war are also examined.
Australian artists
Tony Albert (NSW), Khadim Ali (NSW/ Pakistan/ Afghanistan), Raymond Arnold (Tas), Richard Bell (Qld), Gordon Bennett (Qld), GW Bot (ACT), Daniel Boyd (NSW), Lyndell Brown & Charles Green (Vic), Michael Callaghan (NSW), Jon Cattapan (Vic), Dadang Christanto (NSW), eX de Medici (ACT), James Dodd (SA), Bonita Ely (NSW), Andrea Fisher (Qld), Fiona Foley (Qld), Ian Friend (Qld), George Gittoes (NSW/ Afghanistan), Shaun Gladwell (UK), Lucy Griggs (WA), Fiona Hall (SA), Claire Healy & Sean Cordeiro, (NSW/ Malaysia), Gordon Hookey (Qld), Fatima Killeen (ACT), Magda Matwiejew (Vic), Noel McKenna (NSW), Tom Nicholson (Vic), Brad Nunn (Qld), Raquel Ormella (NSW), Baden Pailthorpe (NSW), Ryan Presley (Qld), Ben Quilty (NSW), Caroline Rothwell (NSW), Joan Ross (NSW), Khaled Sabsabi (NSW), Alex Seton (NSW), Arryn Snowball (Qld/ Germany), Judy Watson (Qld), Guan Wei (NSW/ China), Diana Williams (Vic/ China), Jemima Wyman (Qld/ USA), John Young (Vic). 
International artists
Laurence Aberhart (NZ), Wangechi Mutu (USA), Santiago Sierra (Spain), Unknown artist/s (Afghanistan).
Curator: Samantha Littley

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Balkan Flood Appeals
I have Facebook friends like 
Samira Velic Tarasand Adrian Burragubba who have been keeping me updated on the devastation happening in the Balkans at the moment. Please be generous to appeals and requests.

From the ABC: More than a quarter of Bosnia-Herzegovina's residents have been affected by the floods and more than 40 people have died. More than 100,000 houses have been rendered unusable.

The floods have also hit Serbia and Croatia.

It is being described as the worst disaster for the region since the war of the early 1990s.

Beyond the lack of shelter, clean water and food, there is also the horrifying knowledge that thousands of landmines left over from the war may have been swept up in the floods.

An expert who has been tracking down the landmines says it is a new crisis for the region.  Donja Plaenica appeal

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Just Dates May

 1              International Workers Day / World Asthma Day
5              International Day of the  Midwife
10            World Lupus Day
11            Mothers Day
17            International Day Against Homophobia / 
18-24      Schizophrenia Awareness Week

19-25         Spinal Health Week
26           National Sorry Day
27 - 3 June          Reconciliation Week

28           World MS Day
29           White Wreath Day / International Day of UN Peacekeepers

Some more Community Celebrations you might like to mark with me!!