Museum of Brisbane

Museum of Brisbane at the new Australian pavilion for the 2015 Venice Biennale!

Fiona Hall, Kuka Irititja (Animals from Another Time), 2014. Tjanpi grasses (wild-harvested grasses including minarri grass), synthethic.

Our Assistant Curator, Melinda Gagen is currently invigilating at the brand new Australian pavilion on behalf of the Australia Council.

After being awarded an Exhibition Attendant spot last year, Melinda has set off on a one month opportunity in Venice supporting Australia and Fiona Hall’s exhibition Wrong Way Time.

“It has been such a wonderful experience, being able to engage with such a wide cross-section of artists and curators from many countries. I’m excited to bring back to the Museum the many ideas and inspirations Venice has generated!”

The new Australian pavilion, opened in May this year has been designed by Denton Corker Marshall and is a stand out for Biennale visitors. The Biennale theme All the World’s Futures has engaged a range of political, social and environmental responses with Australia’s representation, Fiona Hall, receiving high praise.

“It has been such a pleasure interacting with visitors and giving tours on such an insightful and thoughtful exhibition. Engaging with the public, and visiting the many other pavilions and off-site events has really inspired that deep connection curators and artists have with what we do”.

Check out some of Melinda’s adventures through these pictures!