Elizabeth Willing ‘Through the Mother’ at UQ Art Museumedit
Congratulations to Elizabeth Willing whose window commission at University of Queensland Art Museum has just been unveiled. It’s a precursor to her forthcoming solo exhibition Through the Mother. The exhibition will be a multisensory exploration of the Brisbane-based artist’s memories and impressions of her mother, through her medium of performance and participatory explorations of food as art material. In this intimately conceived space, a comfortable familiarity is assumed through things we know and understand: a table, a chair, wallpaper, tea. These are subsequently distorted through taste and smell, evoking comfort, sedation, but also anxiety.
Willing is the first artist in UQ’s new annual Window Commission series, initiated to highlight and support local emerging contemporary artists.
Elizabeth Willing Through the Mother is on view at UQ Art Museum –
Window Commission: June 4 – December 14, 2019
Exhibition: September 10 – December 14, 2019
Image: Elizabeth Willing Through the Mother 2019
adhesive vinyl, five parts, each 8 x 4 m
UQ Art Museum Window Commission, supported by Mrs Jane Tynan and Mr Michael Tynan, 2019. Photo: Simon Woods.