Current Exhibition

Tiel Seivl-Keevers —
Unfolding Surfaces

Aug 16 – Sep 7, 2018

About the Artist      

Unfolding Surfaces; An exploration into memory and impermanence is Tiel Seivl-Keevers’ investigative series into the artist’s memory-based and site specific nostalgia of found objects. Tiel accumulates collections of botanical and fibrous items from natural surroundings and builds layers upon layers of marks and etchings which resonate with the object’s form. Impermanence as a concept mirrors a resonation with nature; seasons and cyclical change. These marks and etchings too have an inherent impermanence as Tiel covers and uncovers, marks and unmarks, folds and unfolds. Tiel sews these concepts together with representative Australian flora symbols collected on her journeys. The resulting works in this series, regardless of medium, always uncovers another memory of a journey on foot through the Australian landscape.

About the Artist

Tiel Seivl-Keevers

In the moment I’m investigating: Nature; memory; cycles; topography and place.

Texture, line and colour are elements that echo as I work through the passage of developing a blank surface to a finished image.

I build layers. I erase. I assemble. I alter. I scratch and carve, then stitch and mend until I am satisfied that I have captured the atmosphere and intricacies that nature provides.

Exploring the physical journey of being within a place that can provoke memory; mapping points and connections. Expressing sensations of how nature impacts our emotions. The expression of air, water, earth, fire, smell, sound and touch collide onto one surface where the audience can see all these layers.

A career as a Graphic Designer, Illustrator, University and TAFE teacher in Visual Arts, Design and Multimedia in Queensland and Victoria has informed my practice.

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.