Museum of Brisbane

Greer Townshend

  • 13 Mar - 29 Apr
  • Exhibition now closed

Greer Townshend is a Brisbane-based artist whose paper sculptures often reference notions of fragility and memory. Greer’s artworks often tell a story, but also evoke memories and explore layers of the subconscious.

Greer Townshend

Here I Came to the Very Edge 2020

Greer Townshend is a Brisbane-based artist whose paper sculptures often reference notions of fragility and memory. In her work, Greer employs techniques in drawing, origami (paper-folding) and kirigami (paper cutting) to craft miniature interior worlds illuminated by soft light. Greer’s artworks often tell a story, but also evoke memories and explore layers of the subconscious.

Throughout her 2017 Q ANZAC 100 Fellowship at the State Library of Queensland, Greer researched the experience of soldiers and service people during the First World War. Accessing photographs, letters and diaries from the library archive allowed Greer to develop a deeper insight into the lives of Queensland soldiers, reverends and other wartime workers. Greer continues to translate these stories into her artworks today.

This series encourages us to remember and reflect upon the profound effect of war on soldiers and service people.

The artworks by Greer Townshend will be on display at Museum of Brisbane gallery entrance opposite the MoB Shop.

Artist Greer Townshend. Photo: Bek Grace.
Banner: Greer Townshend, Diamond, 2017, charcoal on paper, photo: Kiralee Ashworth, courtesy the artist.