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Marian Drew curates Buoyancy exhibition in Brisbane

Marian Drew curates Buoyancy exhibition in Brisbane

Water… what does it mean to you? If you’re a beach baby, you’re probably imagining aqua blue waves crashing onto the shore. Perhaps water brings emotions of tranquility and peace if you seek refuge in being close to the ocean. Or perhaps water brings back sad memories of the Queensland floods this year.

For Marian Drew, Queensland photographer and curator of the Artist’s Choice Exhibition at the Queensland Art Gallery, water has many psychological and mythical associations which she has explored in a new exhibition, Buoyancy.

Drew has handpicked 55 historical and contemporary Australian and international works from the QAG collection that reflect the water ideas of transcendence, suspension and submergence.

The exhibition, on display until 16 October 2011, features a wall of waterscape paintings arranged in an exaggerated salon hang to evoke 19th-century ideas of the sea, art history and transportation. This contrasts with a series of monochrome works, sketches, and sculptural objects.

For more information, visit the Marian Drew – Buoyancy page on the Queensland Art Gallery website.

Yours in Brisbane art galleries,


Image: Masami Teraoka / Namiyo at Hanauma Bay 1985.

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