Museum of Brisbane

Every Day I Wait – Anne Scott Wilson

  • 11 Nov 2017 - 15 Apr 2018
  • 10am - 5pm, daily; 10am - 7pm, Fridays
  • East Gallery

Multidisciplinary artist Anne Scott Wilson draws on her past as a professional ballet dancer to explore the mental and physical dedication of dancers, their agony, and endurance relative to the fleeting moments of glory as a performer.

Every Day I Wait - Anne Scott Wilson

Artist Anne Scott Wilson draws on 30 years of live performance and exhibitions to explore the relationship between movement and meaning. Her works meditate on the years of strenuous practice and endurance dancers undertake relative to their brief moments of glory as a performer.

Scott Wilson studied ballet as a child in Brisbane. Her first performance was in Christmas in Storyland at Brisbane City Hall in 1960 and she was a member of Queensland Ballet before her family moved to Melbourne.

Her works integrate video, photography, performance, sound, and installation to immerse the viewer in an almost physical experience that elicits a sense of what it is to move like a ballet dancer –weightless motion camouflaging the often painful and arduous practice of ballet technique.

Anne Scott Wilson Every Day I Wait (detail) 2012.