Previous Exhibition

Tim Fry —
Music Saves

Jun 16 – Jun 19, 2022

About the Artist      

Tim Fry works with ceramic sculpture, mixed media drawing and public art. Working primarily with clay and the themes of nostalgia and connection through music, ‘Music Saves’ invites the viewer to participate in the holistic approach of using music to heal and balance their mental health. Tim explores fundamental and rudimentary tools of production, including rolling pins, kitchen knives and household hand tools. Tim then introduces glaze, underglaze, slip, oxide, lustre and tissue transfers and fires at stoneware temperatures. The results are handmade, one-off and uniquely finished sculptures that capture the essence of vintage cassette tapes and the simpler time they were from. 

About the Artist

Tim Fry

Currently living and working in the Northern Rivers of NSW, Tim received a Bachelor of Visual Art from Southern Cross University in 2015 and a Diploma of Visual Art from Southbank Tafe in 2009. In 2020 Tim was Highly Commended in the Border Art Prize, a Finalist in the Lethbridge Small Scale Art Award and The Byron Arts Magazine Prize. In 2019 a Finalist in the Lyn McCrea Drawing Prize. In 2018 a Finalist in the Byron Arts Magazine prize and Lyn McCrea Drawing Prize. In 2014 a finalist in the Craft NSW Emerging Artist Prize

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.