Let your imagination take flight when you enter the
bizarre realm of dreams and visions in ‘Otherworlds’.
During 2002, the Queensland Art Gallery will tour a
special exhibition exploring the mystery of imagined
worlds to seven venues throughout the state.
Opening at Gold Coast City Art Gallery, Otherworlds:
Images of fantasy and fiction brings together works that
take the viewer on a journey through aspects of
fantasy, imaginary worlds and surrealist imagery.
Minister for the Arts Matt Foley said this was the first
Queensland Art Gallery exhibition curated and designed
specifically for the youth audience to tour Queensland.
'Fantasy, surrealism and science fiction are genres
which often appear in literature, television, video games
and films. The Queensland Art Galley has used these
themes to show the huge role they play in the creative
life of leisure and youth' said Mr Foley.
'Through the works on display, this exhibition aims to
transport viewers into other worlds where the line
between fantasy and reality, truth and fiction either
blurs or disappears altogether' said Mr Foley.
A number of themes and practices will be explored in
the exhibition. It will feature International and Australian
works across a wide range of media including drawing,
collage, video, photography, painting and assemblage.
The role of imagination and fantasy as ongoing sources
of ideas for art production is emphasised throughout the
The exhibition includes work from Australian artists Brett
Whiteley and Rick Amor, early surrealist works from
Yves Tanguy and a video work by New Zealand artist
Otherworlds brings a dazzling array of fantastic and
surreal images to galleries throughout Queensland. It is
expected that the imagery, themes and relevant art
practices in the exhibition will appeal to secondary and
lower tertiary students.