Louise Rollman – Curator, Researcher
Louise Rollman is an independent curator, currently undertaking postgraduate research. Past projects have included ‘my own private neon oasis’ — awarded 2012 GAMAA; AbaF QLD Community Partnership Award and a best practice recognition; as well as a AIA Regional Commendation for Art & Architecture — and touring exhibition ‘Colliding Islands’. In 2006/7 she was the first Australian curator-in-residence at the International Studio and Curatorial Program (ISCP) New York.
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Curating the city: Unpacking contemporary art production and spatial politics in Brisbane
Contemporary art and exhibition-making is increasingly deployed in the urban development and marketing of cities for political-economic benefit, yet the examination of the aesthetic and cultural aspects of urban life is curiously limited. In probing the unique political conditions of Brisbane, Australia, this thesis contrasts two periods — 1985-1988 and 2012-2015 — in order to more fully understand the critical pressures impacting upon the production of contemporary aesthetic projects. While drawing upon Henri Lefebvre’s right to the city, and insisting upon a right to imagine the city, this thesis concludes that a consistent re-articulation of critical pressure, which anticipates oppositional positions, is necessary.
[PDF]Louise Rollman Thesis – QUT ePrints
by L Rollman – 2018
Oct 11, 2018 – CURATING THE CITY: UNPACKING. CONTEMPORARY ART PRODUCTION. AND SPATIAL POLITICS IN BRISBANE. Louise Rollman.
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Various Private Collections
Company NameIndependent Curator
Dates Employed2003 – Present
Employment Duration16 yrs
Exhibitions and/or projects have included touring exhibition ‘Colliding Islands’, first presented at CAST February 2009. With clients including: artisan; Artworkers’ Alliance; Project Services; Queensland Performing Arts Centre (QPAC); State Library of Queensland (SLQ); and Urban Design, Brisbane City Council (BCC)