No Names, 1983
No Names, Group Exhibition.
Institute of Modern Art, Brisbane.
Foregrounding local practice.
Queensland artists group exhibition curated by Ted Riggs and Barbara Campbell during their term at the Institute of Modern Art in Edward Street Brisbane ( 1982- 1983) when the IMA methodology was perhaps more an artist-run model than contemporary art space model.
In the preceding two years Melbourne artist John Nixon was the Institute of Modern Art Director and organised Melbourne artists for Q Space and Q Space Annexe. The 1982-83 period auspiced by local co-ordinators in turn had a focus on Brisbane and Queensland contemporary artists rather than Melbourne artists. Another Melbourne artist was appointed Director during 1984-87 Peter Cripps and while the emphasis continued with a Melbourne bias Peter actively encouraged and promoted the development of local artist-run initiatives including A Room, That Contemporary Art Space, John Mills National and Arch Lane Public Art. Peter Cripps curated the group exhibition Brisbane Hot (1985) as an insight into both ‘expressionism’ and emergent local artist practice at the time.
Lyndall Milani, No Names, 1983