Previous Exhibition

Steffen Tuck —

Mar 7 – Mar 22, 2019

About the Artist      

Steffen Tuck’s photographic exhibition, Bylines, delivers a dynamic and compelling collection of an urban environment’s unseen and sometimes overlooked detail. The ordinary is celebrated in an unpredictable acquisition of light, colour and form. Tuck’s architectural vocation is evident in this series; we see the materials and hard lines of buildings and construction that represent the manmade presence in the images, often delicately juxtaposed with light and shadow.

The images in Bylines are glimpses of an unexamined environment that a walk through a city scape might offer, but that in conventional contexts are often overlooked; indeed the cracks in concrete or the banal evidence of human existence has never looked more appealing than when Tuck focuses these elements with a macro/micro viewpoint.

About the Artist

Steffen Tuck

Steffen resides in Brisbane, Queensland Australia.

She is self taught and concentrates her collection of images around the urban street and local architecture.   She trained and currently works as an architect in Brisbane on small scale residential and interiors projects, whilst undertaking a number of other creative pursuits.  Whilst travelling is a passion, the majority of her images are found locally and explore the everyday and often unremarkable on her daily walks. 

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.