On fire

Gordon Bennett, Naomi Blacklock, Paul Bong, Hannah Brontë, Michael Candy, Kinly Grey, Dale Harding, Erika Scott, Madonna Staunton, Anne Wallace, Judy Watson, Warraba Weatherall and Jemima Wyman.

This exhibition profiles contemporary Queensland art in a time of significant ecological change. It situates this analysis during the emergence of what fire historian Stephen Pyne describes as the Pyrocene—the fire equivalent of an ice age, with Australia as one of its major epicentres. One year on from Black Summer, the devastating 2019-20 bushfire season, the work of thirteen emerging, established, and posthumous artistic voices are presented here to frame an understanding of this theory of a new, incendiary era, and engage with closely related themes of global warming and climate threat in this state.

30 Jan - 20 Mar

Institute of Modern Art

420 Brunswick Street Fortitude Valley QLD 4006

www.ima.org.au