Previous Exhibition

Jasmine Mansbridge —

Nov 18 – Nov 27, 2021

About the Artist      

In this new body of work, I AM THE MUSE, Jasmine Mansbridge explores ideas of inspiration, progress and the relentless pursuit of creative joy through making. Mansbridge says, “I had been thinking about the idea of the external muse; about it being someone or something, about it being outside of me. The possibly losing that external thing froze me, until I had the realisation that I am the muse, the muse is me.” 

I AM THE MUSE draws on this ultimate realisation and brings incredible beauty and complexity to the works with signature colour, form and exciting composition. Mansbridge uses these principles to ignite personal storytelling in the audience, contemplating the wonder and unfamiliar imagined worlds of geometry through painting and sculpture.

About the Artist

Jasmine Mansbridge

Jasmine is a professional practicing artist whose work is best described as the meeting of exploration and refinement. Jasmine has taken her art to a number of mediums — sculpture, large-scale public works and intimate paintings for private collection. She is not afraid to venture outside an established comfort zone. Whatever her choice of art form, Mansbridge brings a refined and meticulous hand to the work; her deliberation and contemplation are evident at all times. 

The work provokes thought and wonder and gives the viewer the chance to apply their personal storytelling, as they unpack the geometry and portals of Mansbridge’s imagined world.

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.