Art, Artists + Conversations = Peace Talks?
Ms. Kathryn Brimblecombe-Fox
[Artist, B.A – Double Major Art History, University of Queensland]
Tuesday, 16 October 2007
1:00 – 3:00 pm
Sustainable Mining Institute Seminar Room, Level 4,
Sir James Foots Building (no.47A)
(Corner of Staff House Road and College Road, St Lucia,
Please check with Reception on Level 4, if you arrive early)
http://www.uq.edu.au/maps/pdf/StLuciaMap.pdf at J11 co-ordinates
This PeaceMAPP workshop will investigate the connection between peace and art. Conversations stimulated by looking at art have the potential to take people to places of intimacy and commonality which are not normally accessed over the boardroom or diplomatic table. These conversations are not elicited via Art Therapy or preconceived mode. They are natural discussions of story telling and feelings between the artist and viewer, each one bouncing off the other, ultimately taking both to a realization that fundamentally we are all the same. Kathryn Brimblecombe-Fox has experienced these types of conversations in the Middle East where she has exhibited her paintings. Comments by men and women from all over the Middle East, Africa and Eastern Europe have compelled her to think about the potential for art to stimulate peace talks of a different kind and ask the question: What is it about how an artist thinks and ‘sees’ that holds this potential?
Kathryn Brimblecombe-Fox has an extensive exhibition history in South East Queensland and internationally with solo exhibitions in London, Dubai, Abu Dhabi and group exhibitions in New York, Dubai, Seoul. Kathryn completed a Bachelor of Arts [double major Art History] at the University of Queensland in 1980. Upon graduation she became a curatorial assistant at the National Gallery of Australia, Canberra. After marrying and moving to Goondiwindi where she lived for eighteen years, Kathryn undertook part-time curatorial work at various regional galleries. She also returned to her love of painting. Kathryn is the immediate past Chairman of the Australia Arab Chamber of Commerce & Industry [Qld chapter]. Her next solo exhibition Prayers For The Planet: We are all the same opens @ Doggett Street Gallery, 85 Doggett St, Newstead October 12 until November 3. www.kathrynbrimblecombe-fox.com & BLOG www.kathrynbrimblecombeart.blogspot.com
Kathryn has teamed with War Child Australia for her exhibition. %9 of exhibition sales proceeds will be given. War Child is an international relief and development agency dedicated to providing immediate, effective and sustainable aid to children affected by war. www.warchild.org.au
For enquiries please contact: Executive Assistant, ACPACS 336 51763 or firstname.lastname@example.org