COMING SOON

John Mullins Memorial Art Gallery

CARBON DATING
Museums and Galleries Queensland  

The Carbon Dating exhibition presents a series of artwork-based experiments that aim to generate interest in Australia’s often endangered native grasses. The exhibition tracks how the project assembled 6 teams of scientists, artists, growers and First Nations informants across QLD during 2022-3 (Miles, Gold Coast, Somerset, Samford Valley, Sunshine Coast, and Cairns) – to grow and care for their own plot of native grasses.  

Artists exhibiting include Delissa Walker Ngadijina, Jason Murphy, Pipier Weller, Merinda Davies, Hilary Coulter, Liz Capelin, Melissa Stannard, Kilagi Nielsen, Mia Hacker, Sasha Parlett, Donna Davis, Andrea Higgins, Danielle Constance, Luke Lickfold and Keith Armstrong.  

This project is supported by the Queensland Government through Arts Queensland, assisted by QUT (School of Creative Practice), Samford Ecological Research Facility, Native Seeds Pty Ltd and ReBul Packaging.   

EXHIBITION OPENING
Friday 22 March 2024, 6.30pm

EXHIBITION DATES
23 March – 11 May 2024 

To register phone 07 4628 5330 or email

Image: Personal Interweaver, Carbon_Dating Project Team, 2022, mixed media interactive sculpture: video, audio, grass card provocations, timber, glass, acrylic, mirror, digital frame, pen, grass seed, metal, headphones. Video and tech design by Keith Armstrong, sound design by Luke Lickfold, grass card provocations by Daniele Constance, object design and construction by donna davis. Photo credit: donna davis   


ON THE CURVED WALL

CHANGING FACE: NEW MEANINGS THROUGH DISTORTION 
Kristen Flynn

Flynn explores her identity through transforming and distorting her face in order to create new meanings and explore notions of motherhood, beauty, decay and life cycles. This series of metaphorical self-portraits created in her Chinchilla studio incorporate found objects and appropriated Sandro Botticelli works to create conscious, split composition prints. 

EXHIBITION OPENING
Friday 22 March 2024, 6.30pm

EXHIBITION DATES
23 March – 11 May 2024 

To register phone 07 4628 5330 or email

Image: Kristen Flynn | Botticelli eye with kangaroo skull, 2023 | Oil on Fabriano paper | 400mm x 400mm