Second Sight: Witchcraft, Ritual, Power
1 March — 29 June, 2019

Second Sight: Witchcraft, Ritual, Power brings together artists who conjure ideas related to witchcraft, sorcery and magical practices. The exhibition offers a space for intuition, rituals, collective happenings, incantations, and peripheral activity — practices recurrently dismissed as mere magical phenomena. 
A series of renowned historic etchings counterbalance new artworks that depict or disrupt ‘witch iconography’ and impressions of witchcraft. Second Sight gives precedence to inexplicable occurrences, expressions of difference, the supernatural, sexual power, and the potency of the natural world in ways that are bodily and visceral yet also incorporeal.

The exhibition Second Sight: Witchcraft, Ritual, Power has been formed through a partnership between UQ Art Museum and UQ’s Institute for Advanced Studies in the Humanities (IASH). We are grateful for the valuable intellectual contributions that Dr Charlotte-Rose Millar, Dr Daniel Midena and Associate Professor Anna Johnston have made to this exhibition. We are also grateful to curators Samantha Littley, Michele Helmrich and Jessica O’Farrell for their research and leadership throughout the project.

Hans Baldung Grien
Monika Behrens and Rochelle Haley
Naomi Blacklock
Eric Bridgeman
Giovanni Benedetto Castiglione
Albrecht Dürer
Mikala Dwyer
Emily Hunt
Clare Milledge
Judith Wright

Friday 1 March, 6:30pm

Naomi Blacklock
Aflame, A Singing Sun

Austin Buckett and Tom Smith 
(in collaboration with Clare Milledge)
Raven Triad  – F Minor  – 128bpm

Until 9:00pm
Rebel Yell
DJ Set


Clare Milledge's project Art as Fieldwork: Hot Spell on the Way is assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body.

Emily Hunt's project was assisted by a grant from Create NSW, an agency of the New South Wales Government. The NSW Artists' Grant is administered by the National Association for the Visual Arts (NAVA).




Naomi Blacklock
Padma 2018
Performance documentation from NETHERWORLDS exhibition, Spring Hill Reservoir, Brisbane, 9 June 2018.
Photo: Charlie Hillhouse 
Courtesy of the artist