Museum of Brisbane

Our Collection: Journeys into the Asia-Pacific

  • 3 Nov 2017 - 20 May 2018
  • 10am - 5pm, daily; 10am - 7pm, Fridays
  • Free
  • Adelaide Street Gallery

Drawing on the Museum of Brisbane Collection, this exhibition features artwork by seven artists and designers from Brisbane and South East Queensland who have been influenced and inspired by the diverse cultures and traditions of the Asia-Pacific.

 

Our Collection: Journeys into the Asia-Pacific

Our Collection: Journeys into the Asia-Pacific explores the lasting influence of travel on artists Irene Chou, Jan Davis, Ian Fairweather and Pamela See, as well as ceramicists Milton Moon and Gwyn Hanssen Pigott.

All of the artists spent extended periods visiting and living in the Asia-Pacific region, including China, Hong Kong, Japan, Korea, Indonesia, Vietnam, India and the Solomon Islands, and the impact of their experiences can be witnessed in the subjects, colours, textures and approaches of the artworks.

The exhibition also includes five garments from the Easton Pearson Archive. The garments are inspired by designers Pamela Easton and Lydia Pearson’s finds in the vintage shops and flea markets of their travels, as well as the imagined adventures of prominent women such as Peggy Guggenheim.

Above: Ian Fairweather, Temple scene, Bali 1949, gouache and black ink on cardboard, City of Brisbane Collection, Museum of Brisbane
Banner: Jan Davis, Solomon Blue (detail) 1995, digital image on paper, City of Brisbane Collection, Museum of Brisbane
Tile: Jan Davis, Untitled (detail) 1995, digital image on paper, City of Brisbane Collection, Museum of Brisbane