Drawing on the imagery in MoB’s exhibition, Making Place: 100 Views of Brisbane, artist and writer Pat Hoffie continues to follow “wallaby-tracks” into some of the lesser-known aspects of this city’s rich history.
Like many great storytellers, Pat Hoffie has wandered, worked and wondered across the globe. Each different place, along with its people, art and culture, has informed and inspired her work. And yet, Pat has never shaken the privately held conviction that this little corner of South-East Queensland harbours some of the most entertaining and fascinating tales, both tall and true.
Pat is a Brisbane-based visual artist, who first called the city home at the age of three after her family emigrated from Edinburgh, Scotland. Having worked across a range of media, writing became a core aspect of Pat’s practice and has been instrumental in her commitment to working in ways that bind people to place.
Pat’s residency at MoB will see her respond to this enduring theme of “place”. Focussing specifically on Brisbane, the artist will draw from the imagery of paintings featured in MoB’s Making Place: 100 Views of Brisbane, an exhibition that asks – what makes a place?
Museum of Brisbane respectfully acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of Brisbane and surrounding areas, and other First Nations peoples. We pay our respects to Elders, past, present and emerging.
MoB’s Artist in Residence program is supported by Tim Fairfax AC.
Pat Hoffie is a Queensland based visual artist. Trained in painting, her practice includes a range of media including installation, assemblage and sculpture. She held her first solo exhibition in Brisbane in 1974, and since then has exhibited extensively in Australia and internationally.
She has engaged in visual arts residencies across the Asia-Pacific region and in Europe, and has worked collaboratively with artist communities including, and especially, those in the Philippines. She has also worked on a range of projects and exhibitions that include Australia’s changing role in the Asia-Pacific region; Art and Human Rights; the changing nature Country, land and place; and the effects of globalisation on local cultural production in Australia and overseas.
She has worked full-time on her art practice for the past six years, and has also worked as an academic, a curator, and as a published writer. She has held positions on a number of leading national boards and committees including Australia Council for the Arts, Asialink, National Association of the Visual Arts, Institute of Modern Art, Australian Flying Arts School and Queensland Artworkers Alliance. Pat Hoffie (AM) is Professor Emeritus at Griffith University.