QCA Thursdays and Open Studios this week!
This week QCA will be celebrating the opening of two new exhibitions from students of the Queensland College of Art, Griffith University on Thursday, 8th September from 5.30pm. This event is in conjunction with the opening of Griffith University Art Museum's new exhibition William Kentridge: 'I Am Not Me, The Horse Is Not Mine.'
On the evening there will be a series of events and activities that will activate our campus. This includes a free food truck from Miss P's Ice-cream, a live DJ along with market stalls from the J&S0 Collective, the Drawing Hive and the Blurr Photoclub. There will also be a roving performance from the sculpture & expanded practice students along with open studio spaces. Students will also be creating a 'slam' or group painting on Level 6, while Zoe Porter will also ve doing a live performance.
Webb Gallery: De-Compose: Paula de la Rua Cordoba, Yulia Skorina, Adam Southgate, Renee Kire, Lorissa Toweel
Our insatiable desire to construct our environment and experience has resulted in a cataloguing of information and knowledge. Information so easily retrieved and consumed that it no longer functions as knowledge but rather as data. That is to say, what humankind has come to know is often severed from how we have come to know it. As the individual parts and components of know edge are absorbed under a broader banner of facts, we surrender to what is known and spend less and less time enquiring about our world and our unique realities.
It would seem that transference of knowledge impedes our capacity to analyse, which raises the question: can we inherit knowledge and have we shelved critical thought in favour of data and facts? De-compose proposes a model of learning through active decomposition and deconstruction of ideas; a process of unknowing.
Grey Street Gallery: Springboard: Space/Place
First year students of the Queensland College of Art, Griffith University