Previous Exhibition

Krista Berga —

Feb 1 – Mar 11, 2016

About the Artist      

“Characterised by their brevity, brutal wit and underlying melancholy, Berga's works are refrains, dreams, songs, secrets told to us of failed relations and broken arrangements; they are mantras for the broken hearted or jaded among us.” — Alison Kubler

“Berga is a writer and an artist given to indepth observation of the psyche, to exposure of the essence … [to] the angst, pain and fissures of the journey ... There are few artists as versatile, whose work traverses territory at once literary, poetic, and visual.” — Louise Martin-Chew

About the Artist

Krista Berga

Auckland-born, Brisbane-based, Krista Berga works across sculpture, drawing, painting, text and installation. 

“In both form and content, Berga's works are acts of transgression and transformation ... palpable and in fact electrifying.” — David L. Clark

About the Curator

Rachael Parsons

Rachael Parsons is a curator and academic within the Creative industries Faculty at Queensland University of Technology. She received a Bachelor of Fine Arts and Honours (Visual Arts) in 2006 as well as her Masters of Research in 2011 from QUT. Rachael’s masters research explored new curatorial methodologies for the exhibition of digital and new media art practices. She has exhibited her own work both in Brisbane and internationally and has worked as an independent freelance curator focusing on digital media and experimental art exhibitions running programs such as minute gallery and the Backdoor Gallery.

In 2011 Rachael joined the curatorial team at QUT’s Creative Industries Precinct as the Exhibitions Officer and curator, facilitating their new media exhibition program. In 2012 Rachael joined Brisbane-based artist-run initiative Vegas Spray as a Co-Director to facilitate a range of programs and platforms that support and promote cultural ecology of Brisbane including BNE Art and the Brisbane Emerging Arts Festival.