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Art Reviews – What they’re saying about … the dance between ephemeral traces-brisbanes artist-run scene in the 1980s and the ARI Remix project…vivid entanglements

Here is what pundits are saying about the groundbreaking Ephemeral Traces exhibition on now until June 26 at the University of Queensland Art Museum and the relational work unfolding at ARI Remix Living Archives:


ASEF Culture 360
Alternative spaces on display | narratives from Manila and Brisbane


Australian Arts Review
ephemeral traces: Brisbane’s artist-run scene in the 1980s


Brisbane Times
Can Brisbane learn from itself?


” They say a city which does not learn from its past is destined to repeat its mistakes.


As Brisbane begins to look again at replacing the god-awful Brisbane Transit Centre and the “dead zone” near Roma Street, its planners could do worse than visit an exhibition at the University of Queensland’s art gallery.


That art exhibition, ephemeral traces, highlights a creative buoyant time (1982-1992) in George Street Brisbane, before and after a major section of the inner-city Brisbane was demolished 30 years ago in 1986.


Ephemeral traces highlights the birth of Brisbane’s artist-run spaces – the 1980s galleries/studios where emerging artists in painting, sculpture, film, clothing, music and a swirling pot-pourrie from these previously–mentioned spaces mashed art, mischief, design, performance, music and history in rarely, equal proportions.”


In Residence
ephemeral traces: Brisbane’s artist-run scene in the 1980s


Art Monthly
Coming of age: ‘ephemeral traces’ at UQ Art Museum by Jane Somerville, Brisbane
Issue 290, June, 2016


Courier Mail
Sidney Nolan on the Tiles


Dungog Chronicle

The Dungog Chronicle is on display at the University of Queensland Art Museum


UQ Art Museum

‘Trace of the past: why collecting and exhibiting ephemera is important’


Friday Neon

Ephemeral Traces Part 1


Friday Neon

Ephemeral Traces Part 2


Art Guide

Ephemeral Traces


Concrete Playground

A Different Kind of 80s Flashback


Arts Review

Ephemeral Traces: Brisbane’s artist-run scene in the 1980s

#ephemeral traces – #ariremix – UQAM “Ephemeral Traces” and the ARI Remix working together


The Au Review

Ephemeral traces – UQ Art Museum


Sehen Blog

Ephemeral Traces: Brisbane’s Artist run scene in the 1980s


The ARI Experience

Ephemeral Traces: Brisbane’s Artist run scene in the 1980s


Leah Cottrell Blog

A personal review of ‘Ephemeral Traces’!A-personal-review-of-%E2%80%98Ephemeral-Traces%E2%80%99/cxlt/5708318e0cf2efb3748006f2


In Residence

Ephemeral traces: Brisbane’s artist run scene in the 1980s


Paul William Andrew

Ephemeral Traces


UQAM blog

Digging through the rubble of Brisbane’s creative past


UQ News

Brisbane’s 1980s alternative arts scene revisited in exhibition



The Weekend Edition


Art News Portal










Art Almanac


Art Guide


The Au Review



Feature Image (above) : Hollie, Silos presents multi-media stuff (Exhibition poster) 1982,

Screenprint on cardboard image/sheet (irreg.) 46.4 x 38.5 cm.

Collection of The University of Queensland. Gift of Urszula Szulakowska, 1987. Reproduced courtesy of the artist. Photo by Carl Warner