Brisbane craft and design gallery Artisan has been awarded $51,400 of Australian Federal Government arts funding to curate and present “The Antipodean Steampunk Show“, a large-scale exhibition featuring “objects, photography, fashion, footwear, illustration, jewellery, sculpture and film”. The exhibition will benefit from a partnership with the Queensland Maritime Museum, and the exhibition opening is planned to have a dress code and live entertainment.
“The Antipodean Steampunk Show” will represent some 20 exhibitors with 2-3 works each (depending on scale). Some confirmed exhibitors include: Cliff Overton (Mad Uncle Cliff) – weapons, sculptural objects; Alex Chambers - costume; Kate O’ Brien - photography; Pendragon – footwear; Urbandon – jewellery; Filip Sawczuk – lighting and sculpture; Caleb Heinselman – electronics (CD player); Steelhips (Michelle Murray) – jewellery. The exhibition is still looking for artists, and would love to see examples of work “with technology or furniture”.
The exhibition will open at artisan 25 Oct – 22 Dec 2012, and will be toured to 11 regional galleries across 4 states from 2013 to early 2015.