Strange Weather

University of the Sunshine Coast Art Museum

May 25 —August 3 See venue hours UniSC Art Gallery Strange Weather
Sat, 29 June See schedule UniSC Art Gallery and other venues Sunshine Coast field trip
Detail of Ross Manning Matter & Matrix 2023. 13 channel HD video sculpture installation with mirrors. Courtesy of the artist and Milani Gallery, Brisbane. Photo: Louis Lim.

Strange Weather brings together artworks that broadly consider how our contemporary understanding of the environment and our place within it is mdiated by technology. 

Here strange weather is a metaphor for ecological, geopolitical, technological and economic fragmentation. The artists in this exhibition use photography, moving images, sound, data, mapping and weather monitoring technologies, among others, to explore aspects of atmospheric strangeness that shape our understanding and experience. 

Artists: Grayson Cooke, Torin Francis, Libby Harward, Chris Henschke, Ross Manning, Rebecca Najdowski, Rebecca Ross, Nikki Sheth, Philip Samartzis, Sean Williams and Martin Walch.

Strange Weather is curated by the University of the Sunshine Coast Art Gallery (Megan Williams & Dr. Leah Barclay) for ISEA2024, the International Symposium on Electronic Art which brings together scholars, artists, and scientists from around the world to explore the intersection of art, science, and technology.  More information

Join us for an exciting field trip to the Sunshine Coast on Saturday, June 29th. This day-long journey, starting from Brisbane, offers a diverse array of cultural and creative experiences on Kabi Kabi (Gubbi Gubbi) Country. The adventure begins with a Welcome to Country and a live performance over the Pacific Ocean by Kabi Kabi Elder Lyndon Davis, featuring the sounds of Tallo Billa (Humpback Whales) on their southern migration. 

For further details on the field trip and how to register see: https://isea2024.isea-international.org/sunshinecoastfieldtrip/

Artist in program

ISEA2024 acknowledges the Turrbal and Yugara as the First Nations owners of the lands where the symposium will be held. We pay our respects to their elders, lores, customs and creation spirits. We also acknowledge and pay respects to all First Nations peoples across the continent and beyond Australian shores.