Friday, May 16, 2014


Anna Carey_Hi Sky_2014_digital print_edition of 7_80 x 120cm

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David Malouf and artist Anna Carey with Pool Side (2014)_Photo: Pak You_Courtesy of The Age Newspaper

Anna Carey has been chosen to exhibit as part of the Museum of Brisbane's current exhibition David Malouf and Friends. The exhibition coincides with David Malouf's 80th birthday and presents work by five Queensland based artists, all of whom have created work in response to his writings...

One of the first to truly articulate Brisbane’s identity through his poetry and novels, Malouf’s writing vividly evokes the feeling of the city and its suburbs with its shady verandahs, summer storms and sticky heat. His work marks the emergence of Brisbane as a subject for artistic inspiration, influencing countless artists across all art forms to embrace their Queensland identity and explore Brisbane as a muse. 

Showcasing the broad and timeless themes of his work, the artists explore the familiar layers of his writing – from childhood memories to the crossover of European traditions and the Australian dream. In turn Malouf will respond to the artist’s creations in writing featured in the exhibition.

Visitors to David Malouf and friends will discover the work and life story of Brisbane’s greatest literary icon and the influence of his lasting voice that will resonate for generations to come. With a substantial program of accompanying events, including appearances from David Malouf himself, the exhibition promises to be a truly fitting celebration.

David Malouf and Friends can be seen at the Museum of Brisbane until 23 November 2014.

For media coverage on this exhibition visit: The Guardian and The Age.

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