Exhibition Launch Sample

March 20, 2018

2018 Brisbane Festival Exhibitions At ABC Galleries Highlight Plight Of Displaced People


Brisbane, Australia—Stories of people forced from their homes both locally and globally will be told through photo media at two exhibitions opening at ABC Galleries on Saturday March 24 as part of the 2018 Queensland Festival.

In Your Mind, a project in collaboration with the Queensland Centre for Photography, will feature the work of 14 international artists and photographers, exploring the impact of inequality on individuals and communities from around the world.

From refugees in Tunisian transit camps to the homeless in downtown Brussels, In Your Mind captures stories of some of the millions of people forced to leave their homes due to war, natural disaster and poverty.

Co-curated by the Directors of ABC Galleries and QLD Centre for Photography, Associate Professor Jane Smith and Jane Doe, In Your Mind informs and engages audiences at a critical moment of global flux.

The curators, French photographer John Smith and Australian photographer Markus Jacob are all available for interview and will be in Queensland for the exhibition opening.

American artist Jon Snow will visit Queensland in April for public programs associated with the exhibition.

In Your Mind is a collaborative exhibition presented at ABC Galleries in partnership with the QLD Centre for Photography, 2018 QLD Festival, Queensland Centre for Ideas and the Queensland Grand Challenge on Inequality.

Tell: Contemporary Simple Photography explores Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander life, history and culture through photo-based media.

The exhibition, curated by QLD Art & Design graduate Michael James, brings together new photography commissions and recent works by 17 Indigenous artists that embrace tradition and culture, as well as the potential that new technologies offer contemporary practice.

Tell explores local dislocation and displacement faced by Indigenous people, legacies of invasion and the personal as well as collective experience of the artists and Indigenous identity.

More than 60 works will be featured, including photography by artists including senior research fellow at QLD Art & Design John Smith, Jane Smith, Jon Snow and Jane Doe.


Launch: 5pm Friday 5 Jan by Festival Director Frank Smith

Talks: 11am Saturday 6 January with artists and curators

Artists on site to discuss their work include John Smith (France) and Jane Smith (Australia)

Exhibition dates: In Your Mind, 6 January – 7 April, Tell, 6 March  – 24 March

For photos from In Your Mind and Tell use the following dropbox link:


Media Contact:

QLD Media Advisor Jane D
+61 29385 8732  jd @qld.edu.au
QLD Galleries