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(Re) Presenting | ARI Remix Artist’s Super 8mm Series | “Everything You Wanted to Know About the Visual Arts…” Artworker’s Union QLD, Conference, 1984 – Short Film


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Members of the Artworker’s Union, Qld






“…Less than a year later on 12 September 1984 I chaired a meeting of the Artworkers Union where Barbara outlined a proposal to hold a major visual arts conference. Five days later on September 17 there was another meeting where the details of the conference were finalised – where it would be held, the speakers: representing the Visual Arts Board of the Australia Council; local educational institutions: Qld College of Art, Brisbane College of Advanced Education, Qld University Fine Arts Dept, Darling Downs Institute of Advanced Education, Brisbane Institute of Fine Arts; State Government funding bodies and the Labor Party shadow minister for the Arts; Galleries: Qld Art Gallery, Uni of Qld Art Museum, Griffith Uni Art Collection, Institute of Modern Art, Qld Regional Galleries, Aust Commercial Galleries Assn, Qld College of Art Gallery, Civic Art Museum, and the dates – the weekend of October 27/28 – which was less than six weeks away…” Artist, Brian Doherty.


1983 Conference Poster courtesy of the collection of John WALLER



27 – 28 October 1984



From the collection of Russell Lake.






Super Eight/Video



Kindly reproduced with full permission of Russell LAKE, Vimeo.




A Room, Artworker's Union Qld, Barbara Campbell, Brendan Smith, Brian Doherty, Christine Henderson, Clare Willamson, Clare Williamson, Di Heenan, John Waller, Lyndall Milani, Maria Filippow, Michelle Andringa, Racheal Bruhn, Russell Lake, Ruth Propsting, Super Eight, Ted Riggs, The Super Eighties