Previous Exhibition

Roman Longginou —
Modern Mythologies

May 27 – Jun 14, 2019

About the Artist      

Roman Longginou’s new series of drawings examine the idea of fragmented mythologies and their association with our current image/media-saturated environment. Referring to both the past and present, these works remain open to interpretation, allowing space for self-reflection.

About the Artist

Roman Longginou

Drawing connections between picture and narrative, my current work makes use of popular and commercial imagery. Cropping, cutting and merging images together to form black and white composite pictures. The idea, being to represent a whole picture as a construction of images rather than present a unified narrative. In this way, subverting traditional notions of visual narrative and mimicking our current media saturated environment, presenting ideas and thoughts to us as partials rather than wholes. 

About the Curator

Laura Brinin

Laura Brinin is a Brisbane-based curator of contemporary art. She received a Bachelor of Fine Arts (Visual Arts) in 2012 and continued her visual art practice overseas in 2013 in Canada with a Visual Art residency. Upon returning home, Laura has since pursued a determined curatorial practice as noted through five years’ professional practice with the Creative Industries Precinct exhibitions and public programs office, and a practice-led curatorial development internship through Queensland University of Technology. In 2014 Laura assisted in the facilitation of multiple new media exhibitions including ANtIMATION and The New Aesthetic? at The Block. 

Laura has exhibited her own work both in Australia and overseas as well as working as an independent freelance curator across Brisbane. This primarily focussed on engagement and activation of public spaces, including running bi-monthly exhibitions at The Menagerie, and public programs such as the Papergirl Brisbane project. Laura also worked with Brisbane City Council, QUT and Brisbane Street Art Festival to produce ReForm at Kelvin Grove’s ex-military base upon Gona Parade and Parer Place.