Undergrowth is an invitational exhibition showcasing some of the most innovative and conceptually coherent work being produced by undergraduate students in Contemporary Australian Indigenous Art, Photography and Fine Art at the Queensland College of Art (QCA).
This exhibition demonstrates the thinking and practice of our students, and the vital role of the contemporary art student in the broader sphere of the visual arts.
Fine Art student Evangeline Sines is exhibiting her work The Fruits of My Medical Labours, which explores our relationship with objects that definitively carry the trace of human interaction.
“I have always been set on pursuing a career in fine art, however I wasn’t sure whether I wanted to approach my practice from a theoretical or art-historical standpoint, or a strictly practical standpoint. I think the best thing about the structure of the undergraduate Fine Art degree is that you get both of these approaches in equal measure throughout each trimester.”
Evangeline describes the QCA studio spaces as “phenomenal”.
“The painting studios in particular are always accessible and well-equipped to house pieces made on a larger scale, which are what I tend to enjoy creating,” she said.
“I have also realised an interest in curatorship that I didn’t fully anticipate. I think the versatility of the curriculum has allowed me to explore other avenues and possible career paths.”
She credits two Fine Art staff in particular, Bill Platz and Sally Molloy, for helping to shape her creative and conceptual approach to her work.
“Dr Bill Platz has an extraordinary and open mind, prone to adventurous experimentation and intelligent discourse about all things art. He’s broadened my perspective of what art is and how one can make art that both challenges and intrigues.”
“Sally Molloy has really led me to an exciting process of creation. Currently a PhD Candidate at QCA, Sally is a wonderful caring figure with an open-mind, and a playful and creatively generous spirit.”
Evangeline continues working towards her interest in being a full-time practicing artist.
Join us at the closing exhibition event for Undergrowth, Wednesday 19 February 5 — 6.30 pm in the QCA Galleries Webb Gallery on our South Bank campus. View the exhibition on display until 22 February. Open Tuesday — Saturday, 10 am — 4 pm.
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