Previous Exhibition

Paula Dunlop —
The part and the whole

Feb 21 – Mar 1, 2019

About the Artist      

The part and the whole explores parts, wholes and processes, in particular, the use of repetition as both a visual device as well as a process. These recent works highlight the formal properties of glass beads — their form, texture and geometric qualities, their pattern and repetition, as well as their ability to be assembled and re-assembled in multitudes of combinations.

About the Artist

Paula Dunlop

Paula Dunlop is an artist, designer and maker. Her background is in both fashion and fine art — she works across both disciplines, drawing from embroidery, weaving and garment-making practices to create objects and works on paper with needle and thread. She holds a persistent interest in materiality and making — our apprehension of, and how we engage with, the material ‘stuff’ of the world. She is drawn to the histories and traditions of creative work undertaken in domestic spaces, and the way we conceptualise and engage with quotidian objects and materiality.

Dunlop employs time-honoured and time-consuming construction techniques, preferring to work by deferring to the limitations presented by the material and by deferring to the processes of the form itself: she is led by bead, thread and weave.

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.