Museum of Brisbane

Gail Cowley:

  • 07 Dec 2007 — 03 Feb 2008
  • Exhibition now closed

Your Numbers Up exhibition was a series of portraits of prison and hospital inmates painted onto old institutional enamelware cups, plates and bowls.

Gail Cowley: Your number's up

Brisbane based artist Gail Cowley presented her artistic interpretations of lives inside orphanages, psychiatric facilities and prisons.

The exhibition complimented the social history exhibition, Remembering Goodna that explored the history of the large mental hospital at Goodna, now The Park-Centre for Health. Both exhibitions focused on the perceptions of mental illness in our society and lives lived in institutions.