Meet the Wavemakers

The next Meet the Wavemakers | Signs of Movement event is coming up on August 2 and is a support event for the A World View: The Tim Fairfax Gift exhibition that is currently on display at Gallery at HOTA on the Gold Coast until September 9.

“The Gallery is looking forward to bringing to the Gold Coast an event that offers a rare opportunity to meet and engage with nationally recognised professionals from contrasting areas of the arts,” said Tracy Cooper-Lavery, Director, Gallery at HOTA.

This year’s Wavemakers are Geraldine Barlow, Curator of International Art, QAGOMA; local artist Dr Chris Bennie and Co-founder of Boomerang Bags, Jordyn De Boer.

Curator of International Art, QAGOMA 
Geraldine thrives on the energy of intersections between people and cultures, drawing from her mixed Anglo-Celtic and Maori-Ngapuhi descent, as well as her work with artists from Australia and around the globe. She is interested in memory, trauma, justice, beauty and the creative process, returning to question the place of individual agency in our shared society. Recent curatorial projects at QAGOMA include Gerhard Richter – The Life of Images, Sugar Spin: you, me, art and everything and Tim Fairfax: A World View.

Chris Bennie works in video, performance, installation, photography, construction and painting. His work explores banality to offer fantastic, profound and monumental alternatives. He is intrigued by diverse subjects including: the moon; discarded paintings; nuclear reactor control rooms; deities; flood-affected caravans; paint-splattered floors; sunsets; dancing; animals and the act of urinating. Chris lectures in Fine Art at Griffith University Queensland College of Art and Visual Art at University of Canberra Queensland TAFE Campus.

Co-founder of Boomerang Bags 
Boomerang Bags kicked off in 2013 when Co-founders, Tania Potts and Jordyn de Boer met up with the dream of reducing plastic bags within their community of Burleigh Heads. Thanks to dozens of amazing supporters and hundreds of dedicated volunteers, Boomerang Bags is now spreading into communities Australia-wide.

Date: Thurs 2 Aug
Time: 7.30pm – 9.00pm
Cost: $15 / Concessions $10

For more information on upcoming events and exhibitions at the Home of the Arts, visit HOTA. Discover more innovative wavemakers in Issue 6, Audrey Daybook – The Art of Kindness.