10 March 2020
IMA School is a new professional development series that seeks to help emerging artists navigate the world of contemporary art. In this hands-on workshop series key artists, academics, and artsworkers will share insights, resources, and offer practical advice on how to build a sustainable art practice.
Enrol now for the first semester!
IMA School Semester 1:
Tuesday 6-8pm for 5 weeks, beginning 10 March
Cost: $99 per ticket/ $85 members (to apply member discount use code imamember at checkout)
In the Studio: approaches to practice with Lincoln Austin
The Academy: supporting your creative output with research and theoretical enquiry with Courtney Pedersen
Key Documents: CVs, bios, and artist statements with Katherine Dionysius
Making it Happen: finding exhibition opportunities and writing exhibition proposals with Amy-Clare McCarthy
Exhibition Making: exhibition design and installation skills with Dirk Yates and Llewellyn Millhouse
Artist Lincoln Austin is known for his sculptural and multi-media works which playfully explore geometry, pattern, optics, and scale. He has held solo exhibitions in Adelaide, Brisbane, Melbourne and Sydney, including at the Institute of Modern Art, Brisbane. His work has been featured in numerous group exhibitions nationally including Open, Closed, QUT Art Museum (2012) and Light Play, UQ Art Museum (2015). His work has been included in group exhibitions in Italy, the UK, and Japan.
Lincoln’s work is held in many public collections including QAGoMA, UQ Art Museum, Ipswich Art Gallery, and the Australian Government’s Artbank. Austin has completed significant public art commissions for both public and private institutions, including the Queensland Museum, Brisbane City Council, and the Ipswich Magistrates Court. In 2015, he undertook an Australia Council for the Arts residency at the British School, Rome. In 2017 Lincoln received funding through Arts Queensland to develop new work and mentor Queensland based artist Jordan Azcune. Lincoln Austin regularly presents exhibitions with Andrew Baker Art Dealer, Brisbane.
Courtney Pedersen is the Academic Program Director for the School of Creative Practice and a Senior Lecturer in Art History/Theory at QUT. She was previously the Head of Discipline for Visual Arts. She has taught Modernism, Contemporary Asian Art, and Exhibition and Display in the Visual Arts at QUT since 2006. Her research interests include gender, creative practice-led research, and visual arts pedagogy. She completed her PhD, an exploration of feminism, genealogy and social history through public installation art, in 2005. Prior to that she was a practicing artist for over 10 years, having studied photography at the Victorian College of the Arts in the early 1990s. Her work has been exhibited at the National Gallery of Victoria, the Museum of Brisbane and in numerous Artist-Run Initiatives. Courtney has been writing for the arts press in Australia since the mid 1990s and worked as the Research Officer for the advocacy organisation, Artworkers Alliance in 2001-2. She has been a member of the reviews editorial team for the peer-reviewed Australian and New Zealand Journal of Art. Courtney is currently a co-director of the feminist artist collective LEVEL, and a board member for Eyeline Publishing and Boxcopy Contemporary Art Space in Brisbane.
Katherine Dionysius is a curator, writer, and editor, who works as the Assistant Curator at QUT Art Museum. From 2013 to 2018, she coordinated international projects for 89plus, a curatorial research initiative co-curated by Simon Castets and Hans Ulrich Obrist. As an independent curator, Katherine has curated exhibitions and public art projects for Brisbane City Council, Outer Space, and Boxcopy. Her writing has been published in Australia and internationally by Kaleidoscope, Art + Australia, Eyeline, and others. Katherine served on the board at Outer Space from 2017 to 2019, and co-directed the art collective, Current Projects, from 2011 to 2013. In 2017, Katherine completed the Columbia Publishing Course and a publishing mentorship at Swiss Institute (New York) as part of the Lord Mayor’s Young and Emerging Artists Fellowships supported by Brisbane City Council. She holds a Bachelor of Creative Industries (Visual Arts) with First Class Honours from QUT.
Amy-Clare McCarthy is a curator based in Brisbane. She currently works as the Gallery Manager at Milani Gallery. Prior to this she was the Exhibition Program Curator at Metro Arts from 2013-2017, where she supported contemporary artists in developing work for the program. McCarthy has also worked in the exhibitions team at State Library of Queensland and QUT Art Museum. From 2017-19 she served as the inaugural chair of the board of Outer Space. In 2018 she took part in the Australia Council Future Leaders Program, and has also been a peer assessor for the Australia Council for visual arts grants.
As McCarthy Swann Projects (with Kieran Swann), Amy-Clare has co-curated major temporary public art commissions for Brisbane City Council; The Weight of Light by Meagan Streader in the Spring Hill Reservoir and The Size of Air by Kinly Grey in Queen Street Mall in 2017. She has also curated exhibitions at Boxcopy, Outer Space, The Walls, Firstdraft, Bus Projects, and Seventh Gallery.
Architect Dirk Yates’ collaborative studio practice, Speculative Architecture, centres around the disciplines of art and architecture, specialising in the design and delivery of public and educational buildings.
As an architect, Dirks has a unique relationship with the local arts community due to ongoing engagement with contemporary arts organisations. Recent projects include the refurbishment of exhibition venues for the Institute of Modern Art and Outer Space. Previously Dirk has collaborated on public art projects, edited a monthly journal of local art, directed the artist-run initiative The Farm, and developed exhibitions of painting and installation.
Dirk was one of the Brisbane collaborators on Céline Condorelli’s Corps à Corps courtyard commission at the IMA.
Llewellyn Millhouse is an artist and Exhibition Production Manager at the IMA, who recently completed a Doctorate of Philosophy at Griffith University. Llewellyn has been involved in several artist-run initiatives in Brisbane over the past seven years, most recently with the gallery and studio complex Outer Space in West End.