If you haven’t yet visited the QUT Art Museum to see their current exhibits, then time is running out. Both Carol Jerrems; Photographic Artist and Agenda are absolutely free and absolutely worth seeing, but they both close very soon.
Anybody with an interest in photography, and portraiture in particular, should definitely check out the collection of photographic images from Carol Jerrems. This extensive display features a significant number of images taken by Jerrems throughout the 1970’s, with a strong focus on those involved in the campaign for justice and recognition.
The exhibition features images of identities such as tennis champion Yvonne Cawley, actor extraordinaire David Gulpilil and musicians such as Red Symons and Shirley Strachan as well as various key players in the arts community and counter-culture movement of the time.
Jerrems, who died from a rare form of cancer in Melbourne in 1980, was the first contemporary female Australian photographer to have work acquired by the National Gallery of Australia.
Carol Jerrems: Photographic Artist continues at the QUT Art Museum until Sunday, September 7.
Also featuring at QUT Art Museum at the moment is Agenda, an exhibition that brings together artworks from the QUT Art Collection that have an agenda of some kind, whether it is addressing issues such as Indigenous recognition, gender inequality or politics and government, or simply providing a voice for the disenfranchised. The works featured are shaped by the social, political and historical influences of the artists, often challenging oppressive individuals and ideas.
The exhibition, which includes works from the likes of renowned Queensland artist Gordon Bennett, closes this Sunday, August 31, so you need to be quick.
The QUT Art Museum is located at the QUT Gardens Point campus. Admission to both exhibitions is absolutely FREE.