Madison Bycroft, "the fouled compass", 2020, single channel digital video, colour, sound, 24:37 min. Courtesy of the artist. 

19 July–17 December 2022

Artists: Amrita Hepi, Madison Bycroft, Ensayos Collective, Angela Tiatia

Explore multiple, complex narratives of the ocean as Oceanic Thinking continues with new artists in the second half of 2022.

Using the ocean – both its form and its enduring connection to human experience – as a starting point, artworks delve into personal histories and imaginings, and provoke expanded perspectives on issues including race, the ongoing extractive colonial project, climate crises, decolonisation, languages, industries, sci-fi, diasporas, interspecies relations and kinship. As liquid, vast, biodiverse and non-binary spaces, oceans invite us to explore the legacies of the past while speculating together on our collective future.

Oceanic Thinking is the inaugural exhibition of the multi-year project Blue Assembly. In collaboration with campus partners including UQ’s Centre for Marine Science, the project coincides with the UN Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development (2021-2030). 

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