Queensland College of Art students have received an exclusive ‘behind the scenes’ look at the blockbuster Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art – spending several days installing work at the Gallery of Modern Art alongside artists and curators.
Once in a lifetime experience
Queensland College of Art Director Professor Derrick Cherrie (left) said it was a unique opportunity for students to see how a major exhibition is installed, from the ground up.
“Our close partnership with QAGOMA has opened up once-in-a-lifetime opportunities for our students,” he said.
“A chance to install works by major artists from across the region and work alongside QAGOMA’s curatorial team in the set-up of this world renowned exhibition is a fantastic learning experience.”
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QCA doctoral candidate Christine Ko said the experience had been “inspiring”.
“It’s been great to be immersed in world class art, it inspires you to aim higher,” she said.
“We got the chance to work beside artists and curators and access to all of the galleries.
“Opportunities like this are the reason I wanted to study at the QCA.”
Fellow doctoral candidate Annique Goldenberg said it was a privilege watching a major exhibition take shape.
“All of the install staff, curators and artists were so patient and generous with their time and knowledge,” she said.
“It was a privilege to observe how they completed an install of this size and complexity, and learn about the different installation methods and techniques involved in an exhibition like APT.”
APT9 features more than 80 artists and collectives from over 30 countries.
The exhibition encompasses never-before-seen installations, paintings, sculptures, photographs and videos from emerging and senior artists, together with leading works from Indigenous communities and artists.
APT9 opens this weekend and runs until 28 April 2019.