22 June–17 August 201922 Jun–17 Aug 2019
IMA Belltower at the Judith Wright Centre of Contemporary Arts (Façade Projection)
Seeing is a new temporary public artwork from Brisbane-based artist Sebastian Moody, developed in collaboration with Brisbane-based designer Sai Karlen. Somewhere between a list and poem, Seeing is comprised entirely of six letter words intended to create moments of contemplation on Brunswick Street.
IMA Belltower, a year-long program dedicated to Queensland art exploring the meaning of place, is curated by Freja Carmichael.
IMA Belltower at the Judith Wright Centre of Contemporary Arts and the IMA are supported by the Queensland Government through Arts Queensland.
- Freja Carmichael
Sebastian Moody is a conceptual artist whose characteristic text works speak to the general public as messages in communal transitionary spaces, such as vehicular underpasses and building walls. Memorable as mantras or philosophical propositions, they offer moments of pause and contemplation within busy urban environments. He is represented by Onespace Gallery, Brisbane
Sebastian Moody lives and works in Brisbane. Moody’s projects and presentations have appeared at the New York Art Book Fair, Semi-Permanent Sydney, Brisbane International Airport, Bus Projects, Mild Manners, Queensland Performing Arts Centre, Museum of Contemporary Art Australia, Next Wave Festival, Linden Contemporary Art Space, Bundaberg Arts Centre, Queensland Art Gallery, Museum of Brisbane, The Goodwill Bridge, The Queensland University of Technology Art Museum, and Southbank Parklands. He received a Master of Museum Studies from the University of Queensland in 2009 and holds a Bachelor of Visual Arts from Queensland University of Technology.
Freja Carmichael is a Ngugi woman belonging to the Quandamooka People of Moreton Bay. She is a curator working broadly across cultural sector with artists and communities on exhibition projects. Her past projects have focussed on the preservation and promotion of First Nations fibre art and collaborative curatorial approaches. Carmichael recently curated Around and within, Space Gallery, Sydney (2018), and was a co-curator of The Commute, Institute of Modern Art, Brisbane (2018). In 2014, she received an Australia Council for the Arts emerging curatorial fellowship and the 2016 National Gallery of Australia International Indigenous Arts fellowship. In 2017, she was awarded the inaugural Macquarie Group First Nations emerging curator award. Currently, Freja is Curator IMA Belltower at the Judith Wright Centre of Contemporary Arts and is undertaking curatorial projects with Redland Art Gallery, The University of Queensland Art Museum and is a member of Blaklash Collective.
Sebastian Moody, ‘Seeing’, 2019, projected kinetic typography. Developed in collaboration with Sai Karlen. Video: Charlie Hillhouse. On display 22 June–17 August as part of the IMA Belltower façade projection program.