Museum of Brisbane

Radical Houses: identity and public life in the Queensland House 1975-1989 [Booked out]

  • Mon 10 Jun
  • Exhibition now closed

As part of the inaugural Architecture and Art Week, this forum will invite discussion of the Queenslander as a site of public action and the making of social and cultural identity from those who had direct involvement.

Radical Houses: identity and public life in the Queensland House 1975-1989

A distinctive aspect of the Queensland house emerges in Brisbane in the 1970s and 1980s when the image of the house is transformed by new social and cultural uses. During this period, ‘Queenslanders’ in the inner city became associated with communal living, radical politics and alternative cultures, which came in contact with a burgeoning local music scene – all set against a background of social and institutional conservatism.

This forum will invite discussion of the Queenslander as a site of public action and the making of social and cultural identity from those who had direct involvement.

Speakers include:

  • Ursula Collie, Artist & Musician
  • Jeanelle Hurst, Artist
  • Vicki Gordon, Member of ’SPIT’, ‘Pink Palace’ and ‘Women’s House’
  • Anne Jones, Co-editor The Cane Toad Times
  • Alan Rielly, Member of ‘The Riptides’/Principal Architectus, Brisbane
  • John Willsteed, Member of ‘The Go-Betweens’/ Senior Lecturer QUT

This event is part of Architecture and Art Week (10 – 16 June 2019). Architecture and Art Week brings together leading architects, academics and artists to consider and celebrate the art of architecture and the way collaborations between the arts and architecture enrich both fields.

 

Image: The Apartments, Paul O’Brien Collection, John Oxley Library, State Library of Queensland.