Museum of Brisbane presents an exhibition of works by Greer Townshend. Townshend is a Brisbane-based artist whose paper sculptures often reference notions of fragility and memory. In her work, Townshend employs techniques in drawing, origami (paper-folding) and kirigami (paper cutting) to craft miniature interior worlds illuminated by soft light. Townshend’s artworks often tell a story, but also evoke memories and explore layers of the subconscious.
Throughout her 2017 Q ANZAC 100 Fellowship at the State Library of Queensland, Townshend researched the experience of soldiers and service people during the First World War. Accessing photographs, letters and diaries from the library archive allowed the artist to develop a deeper insight into the lives of Queensland soldiers, reverends and other wartime workers. Townshend continues to translate these stories into her artworks today.
This series encourages us to remember and reflect upon the profound effect of war on soldiers and service people.
Artworks by Townshend will be on display at Museum of Brisbane in the Adelaide Street Gallery.
Exhibition opens: 11 Nov 2020
Exhibition closes: 31 Jan 2021
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