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The Cosmopolitan Cafe. Fortitude Valley, Brisbane. 1980's. Fischmann photo.

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Kent JohnsonI really miss that cafe!

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Paul AndrewYes same it was such a ritual going there, meeting up, coffee, italian confections and a stamping ground too 🙂

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Global Women's March to Ban the Bomb - Brisbane

Jun 17, 12:00pm

Queens Park, Corner George And Elizabeth Sts, Brisbane City

FOR *ALL PEOPLE* WHO CARE ABOUT PEACE! IMPORTANT - don't forget to register your attendance at the march - here on Facebook or at the "get tickets" link! This year, more than 130 nations are ending the decades-long disarmament deadlock and negotiating a treaty to ban nuclear weapons. The new ban will set a new global standard, placing nuclear weapons on the same legal footing as chemical and biological weapons, landmines and cluster munitions. The Australian Government is boycotting this historic negotiating conference; choosing instead to side with the bomb and those who wield these weapons of mass destruction. JOIN US ON THE STREETS TO DEMAND A GOOD TREATY! The Women's International League for Peace and Freedom (WILPF) and our coalition are hitting the streets around the world to celebrate and also demand a good treaty that prohibits these weapons of mass destruction once and for all! The Women's March to Ban the Bomb is a women-led initiative; inclusive of all genders, sexualities, races, ages, faiths, backgrounds and political affiliations. IN BRISBANE, the campaign is led by WILPF, Just Peace, Friends of the Earth and Believing Women for a Culture of Peace. Details on speakers and performers coming soon.

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Paul Andrew shared a link to the group: Living Archives- Queensland Artist-Run Heritage 1980-2000.

love the cameo of the black cat corner in this vid....
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This video is dedicated to my late Father T.R. (Jim) Campbell from Light Street Depot, and to all the Men and Women who worked with the Brisbane Tramways fro...

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Her Majesty's Theatre, Queen St, Brisbane. 1980's. Fischmann photo.

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2018 Call For Proposals

Jul 9, 11:30pm

Metro Arts

We are now calling for proposals to be a part of our 2018 Performance and Exhibition Program and Expressions of Interest for our 2018 Takeovers, developing and presenting new work. Metro Arts welcomes proposals from early career through to mid and long term practitioners – Brisbane-based, interstate and around the world – ready to engage with the organisation as a site to experiment with their practice. Note that applications for the program close Sunday 9 July, midnight. FIND OUT MORE >>> www.metroarts.com.au/call-for-proposals-2018/ HAVE QUESTIONS? // Meet with Metro Arts staff and speak directly to them about your proposals at one of our information sessions. Exhibition & Performance Programs Information Session Join us on Tuesday 20 June at 6pm The Lumen Room, Level 2, Metro Arts, 109 Edward Street, Brisbane If you are unable to attend and would like to arrange another time to speak with Programming staff, email info@metroarts.com.au or phone 07-3002 7100

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The Eiffel Tower, Brunswick St, Fortitude Valley, Brisbane. 1980's. Does anyone remember the Picasso cake these people use to make?

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Paul AndrewPicasso Cake here

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Simon StocksI know where the sign is! (Or at least where it was a year or so ago...)

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Lindy CollinsPicasso cake was the best ever, stylish, delicious and so chic. I had to walk past the Eiffel Tower everyday on my way to work and That , the exercise warranted a treat most days.

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Paul AndrewThanks Simon, wow, and Lindy great story and yes you have just reminded me , it was soaked in brandy or kirsch and apricot jam glued all the cubist choc, vanilla, strawberry and another fruity flavour cake morsels together.....and that criss cross icing all cubist french fortitude valley style....

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Tea with artists Dhana Merritt and Caitlin Franzmann?
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DM Teahouse: Karawatha

May 27, 2:00pm

Karawatha Forest Discovery Centre, 149 Acacia Rd, Karawatha QLD 4117, Australia

Join Karawatha Forest Discovery Centre's Artist-in-residence, Caitlin Franzmann, in welcoming guest artist Dhana Merritt and her interactive artwork DM Teahouse: Karawatha. Come and share the experience of sitting and drinking Karawatha inspired tea and learn the secrets of alternate tea making methods.

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Contemporary Art, Feminism and the Internet

Jun 17, 3:00pm

Museum of Contemporary Art Australia

Contemporary Art, Feminism and the Internet is: - a panel discussion without a moderator - a space to trouble the assumptions about relationships between the internet, feminsm, art, and feminist art - a GIANT Facebook chat - an interactive international dialogue Come. Charge your phone. Don't leave us on read. IRL/URL Speakers: zin: zin is the artist partnership of Harriet Gillies and Roslyn Helper. Formed in 2011, zin’s work focuses on the power of experience by combining immersive, visceral and hybrid-art elements. Through their work they are interested in developing methodologies and concepts that deal with the public sphere, immaterial performance modes, large-scale execution, site specificity, audience immersion and activation. zin continuously redefine the audience-artist relationship by creating generative environments that encourage new ways of thinking and interacting. Gillies attained a Graduate Diploma of Performing Arts (Directing) at NIDA and Helper completed her Masters in Arts Politics at Tisch School of the Arts, New York University. Sabella D'Souza: Sabella D’Souza is a Sydney based artist whose performance based practice considers the notions of ownership, cultural identity and the use of public and private spaces, in particular, cyberspace. Sabella has worked in tangent with various online-curtorial teams and recently showed at the ICA in London with The White Pube. Her current research focuses upon autonomous Women of Colour collectives born out of a need for safer spaces online. Currently completely a combined Bacholer in Fine Arts and Arts in Creative Writing at UNSW Art & Design. Xanthe Dobbie: Xanthe Dobbie is a Melbourne-based new media artist and curator. Her practice aims to capture the experience of post-internet contemporaneity as reflected through feminism, art history, iconography and queer culture. Graduating from RMIT Fine Art (Honours) (2013), Xanthe has been included in Next Wave, Channels, Paradise, Midsumma, MELT, Mardi Gras and Gertrude Street Projection Festivals. She has presented solo exhibitions for Grey Gardens Projects (2015) and John Buckley Gallery (2014), was a curated guest speaker for Screen Futures 2016 (ACMI, RMIT) and ACMI X OpenLAB (2017), and has been a finalist in the John Fries Award (2016) and the Macquarie Digital Portraiture Award (2014). She is the recipient of City of Melbourne and Creative Victoria arts grants and was selected as a Kickstart artist for her collaborative project 'One Million Views' for Next Wave 2016. A member of the Queertech.io Curatorium (2017), Xanthe has co-curated an international touring collection of queer digital artworks for a series of on- and offline exhibitions at major Australian Queer Festivals. Xanthe's work was recently screened in Graz, Austria as part of Queeriot Festival and in London as part of Cuntemporary's 'Royal Trash'. Fresh and Fruity: Fresh and Fruity is an indigenous digital art collective based in Aotearoa/online. Founded in Ōtepoti as a physical space in 2014 it now exists entirely online and is run by Hana Pera Aoake and Mya Morrison-Middleton. Fresh and Fruity’s work has been shown and published across Aotearoa, as well as in Australia, the United States, the United Kingdom and Germany. Fresh and Fruity is a sexy new look designed to slowly smash the neocolonial heteropatriarchy one sarcastic hashtag at a time #cuterthanu. Talia Smith: Talia Smith is an artist and curator based in Sydney but originally from New Zealand. She has curated shows in both Australia and New Zealand, has participated in the 4A Curatorial intensive in 2016 and is part of the 2017 emerging curators program at Firstdraft. She is also one of the founding members of the ARI Cold Cuts. Her photography and video practice has been shown in Australia, New Zealand, Germany and New York and she will be completing a residency at Bundanon Trust in August, 2017. Smith's practices examines ruin, memory and time with a focus on landscape and the photographic medium. In 2018 she will undertake her MFA at UNSW, Sydney. Hannah Brontë: Hannah Brontë is a practicing visual artist based in Brisbane. Her kaleidoscopic practice uses elements of traditional weaving, video art, banners, photography and costume making to embody her constant theme of female empowerment. Her practice is deeply influenced by her love for rap. Her own practice as a dj has seen her run her own all female club nights entitled FEMPRESS. This is the beginning of her exploration into immersing the audience in her imagined futures. Hannah has explored the language in popular culture, Indigenous resistance movements, hip-hop and slang regarding women, specifically the role of black women. Her work centers on resilience, Indigenous politics, matriarchal futures and challenging current societal structures. With unrelenting strength her work is best summed up in her own words: “FIERCE DOWN TO MA BONES”.

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Gerry Priestmanlooks like a great event.. will there be women there

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The contest invites artists everywhere to mix video from the incredible Prelinger Archives Collection with audio from the Free Music Archive to create new masterpieces…

ARTIST CALL OUT - ARI REMIX PROJECT: Living Archives, Artist-Runs Past Present Future - Stage Two - Participatory Heritage 1980 -Now - Artist Letters of Support due date extended to 12 noon Tuesday 14 February 2017 🙂

If you were actively involved in a Brisbane/Queensland based artist-run collaboration during the 1980s, 1990s and 2000s we are keen to interview you and to include and share a few of your archival digital images, video url links & resources for Stage Two of the archive commencing in June 2017 (funding permitting)

We are also looking at adding additional 1980s content if you were involved in 1980's artist-runs in Brisbane/ Queensland 🙂 - If you would like to participate too send no later than noon this Tuesday 14 February 2017 - Paul Andrew, Project Co-ordinator artsmedia[at]gmail.com

And let us know in this thread of other artist-runs missing from this draft list, thanks 🙂

1990S SECOND ERA ARTIST-RUN-INITIATIVES (ARIS) |
Include: Omniscient, Boulder Lodge (c. 1990-1994); Trance Plant (1994),ISNT Studios, Gipps Street (1992-1996); Doggett Street Studio (1993-2013), a commercial gallery space available for artists to hire, co-founded by artists Scott Whitaker and Allyson Reynolds; Fortitude Gallery (1996-1997), established with artist Chris Worfold; White Box Gallery (1996-1997), established with artist Tracey Smith; Plotz Gallery, James Street (1996-1997); Process Gallery (1997-1998) and Carbon Based Studios, 459 Adelaide St (1997-1998); Soapbox Gallery, 95 Brunswick Street (1997-2005); Shop 49B, James Street (1999); and Satellite Space, 17/354 Brunswick Street (1999-2001).

2000S THIRD ERA ARTIST-RUN-INITIATIVES (ARIS) |
Include: Modus Studios 2000-2001; The Farm, George Street and Local Art (2002-2004); ProppaNOW (2003-present); Moreton Street Spare Room (MSSR) (2006-c.2009); followed by Boxcopy (2008-present), Accidentally Annie Street (2008-c.2013), The Wandering Room (2008-2014), No Frills* (2009-c.2011), LEVEL (2010-present), inbetweenspaces (2010/2011), Current Projects (2012-c.2014), Oral ARI (2016), and the current crop including Cut Thumb, Clutch Collective, In Residence, House Conspiracy, The Laundry Art Space, BARI Festival....
PHOTO: Jasmine Hirst (Below) - see more at these links:
remix.org.au/portfolio_page/chrisdebonaffin-simonreptile-1983
www.remix.org.au/interview-jasmine-hirst
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ARTIST CALL OUT - ARI REMIX PROJECT: Living Archives, Artist-Runs Past Present Future - Stage Two - Participatory Heritage 1980 -Now -  Artist Letters of Support due date extended to 12 noon Tuesday 14 February 2017 :)

If you were actively involved in a Brisbane/Queensland based artist-run collaboration during the 1980s, 1990s and 2000s we are keen to interview you and to include and share a few of your archival digital images, video url links & resources for Stage Two of the archive commencing in June 2017 (funding permitting)

We are also looking at adding additional 1980s content if you were involved in 1980s artist-runs in Brisbane/ Queensland  :) - If you would like to participate too  send no later than noon this Tuesday 14 February 2017 - Paul Andrew, Project Co-ordinator artsmedia[at]gmail.com 

And let us know in this thread of other artist-runs missing from this draft list, thanks :)

1990S SECOND ERA ARTIST-RUN-INITIATIVES (ARIS) |
Include: Omniscient, Boulder Lodge (c. 1990-1994); Trance Plant (1994),ISNT Studios, Gipps Street (1992-1996); Doggett Street Studio (1993-2013), a commercial gallery space available for artists to hire, co-founded by artists Scott Whitaker and Allyson Reynolds; Fortitude Gallery (1996-1997), established with artist Chris Worfold; White Box Gallery (1996-1997), established with artist Tracey Smith; Plotz Gallery, James Street (1996-1997); Process Gallery (1997-1998) and Carbon Based Studios, 459 Adelaide St (1997-1998); Soapbox Gallery, 95 Brunswick Street (1997-2005); Shop 49B, James Street (1999); and Satellite Space, 17/354 Brunswick Street (1999-2001).
 
2000S THIRD ERA ARTIST-RUN-INITIATIVES (ARIS) |
Include: Modus Studios 2000-2001; The Farm, George Street and Local Art (2002-2004); ProppaNOW (2003-present); Moreton Street Spare Room (MSSR) (2006-c.2009); followed by Boxcopy (2008-present), Accidentally Annie Street (2008-c.2013), The Wandering Room (2008-2014), No Frills* (2009-c.2011), LEVEL (2010-present), inbetweenspaces (2010/2011), Current Projects (2012-c.2014), Oral ARI (2016), and the current crop including Cut Thumb, Clutch Collective, In Residence, House Conspiracy, The Laundry Art Space, BARI Festival....
PHOTO: Jasmine Hirst (Below) - see more at these links:
http://remix.org.au/portfolio_page/chrisdebonaffin-simonreptile-1983
http://www.remix.org.au/interview-jasmine-hirst

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Urszula SzulakowskaI remember this well

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Paul AndrewThanks for your beaut email too Urszula, I will follow up soon, and yes digital phones with cameras, imagine the photos we would have now from the 1980s and 1990s.....

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Hello !!!! I am looking for any information/images around the ARI spaces or other that were in McWhirter's in the Valley in the 80's and 90's???? Virginia Jones the ceramicist tells me there was at least a ceramics gallery in there? Thank you for your collective memories!!! ... See MoreSee Less

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John Willsteedi know there was a recording studio up there (Pyramid??) where we did first Disgraceland recordings

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John Willsteedsorry, that was target

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John Willsteedor TC Beirne's

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Carmel A HaughStill interesting Thankyou john John Willsteed

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John Willsteedand there was boulder lodge across wickham near the escalators

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Carmel A HaughParticularly looking for vis arts craft design related?

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Helen ColeI bought silver jewellery, etchings by Frances Luke and collages by Jack Oudyn from a gallery on the top floor of McWhirters around 1993. I think it showed ceramics, maybe textiles too. I can't remember the name but will see what I can find. Frances and Jack might remember?

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Peter AndersonLook back through a) eyeline for that period b) the gallery ephemera archive at SLQ (McWirters Artspace) c) QAA newsletters which I think are in SLQ. Also 1994 "Brisbane gallery Listings' produced by QAA (perhaps in SLQ). 'tho not much detail ... this is the tragedy of the demise of the QAA which would have had all this info sitting in its archive / libarary ... an archive which seems to have disappeared .... see what Flying Artys has, as they took on some of the QAA's role ... Perhaps go to Artisan (see what their archives show ... also Craft Qld Newsletters from very late 80s / 90s ... I would have stuff here in my files but this is outside my current project brief so I've not been looking & don't have time to dig right now - Try David Hinchliffe ... he is sure to have a good recollection as it was his constituency.

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John HawkerI had tiny gallery there, was a fantastic space. The labor oriented ad agency there, lots of great stuff. Two ladies ran it, Alex Mackay i believe knows where they are. At least one qca show there

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Garry AndrewsI recall QAA managed an artists studio space upstairs at McWhirters, which regional artists could utilize for short term residencies.I took it up for one of these residencies circa 1991.As it happened I produced a body of work which was subsequently exhibited at the Cairns Regional Art Gallery, in an exhibition entitled "X-FACTOR, Works on Paper ".1992. I also held a second exhibition in an upstairs artists' space at McWhirters, called "A minor eclipse" an exhibition of mostly abstract paintings and drawings. Queensland Artworkers Alliance was providing valuable support for regional Queensland artists with that art studio. Mary Marks and Janene Gardiner had a commercial gallery on the same level, before moving to Wooloongabba, years later, now on Tamborine Mt.I would imagine QAA would have a register of artists in their archive, now managed by Flying Arts I believe. they also ran a brilliant studio space downstairs at the QAA office near Storey Bridge, which housed a number of artists.

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Donna WrightI had two shows at McWhirter's. A joint show with Cath Stirling called Odysseys and Ends in 1991 and then in 1992 a solo called .... Colonial Cowgirls.

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Flickering Youth
This video was made to celebrate the Sydney Nightclub Stranded. The images span 15 years. The opening images were shot at the Emu an artist run space above the National Bank 1 Logan Road Woolloongabba
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Paul AndrewThanks Ross this is truly awesome, brings back beaut memories of art club fashion activism fusion and memories of The Terminus being brtally raided by Police too, what a fabulous montage thanks so much. Is Simon Reptile in that mix? xP

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Ang MartinezPaul Andrew, I see the whole art-club-fashion fusion - including the Gothic (courtesy by Johnny G) and alternative club scene, as one entity sharing the same maverick spirit of the time. I unfortunately don't have a lot of ephemera from pre-1990 but I could do some digging around up here, if it may be useful...

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Ross WallaceThanks Paul. Simon is not actually in that assembly but was definitely at the event if you know what I mean. He was a friend of mine and is sadly missed.

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Paul AndrewK ta Ross, here is a FB link you may well know about...https://www.facebook.com/simonreptile?ref=ts&fref=ts

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Paul Andrewlooking for pics from EMU any one?

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Paul AndrewAnd yes Angleina thanks do you have that contact for Jonny G?????? Ta muchly, P

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Paul AndrewTa Angelina yes am onto it 🙂

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Paul AndrewEMU Video

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Paul Andrewthanks Ross perhaps we can share this video on the remix.org.au archives?

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Paul AndrewIs it on vimeo ir you tube perhaps?

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