NEWS Issue #5 | May 2019

Zoe Porter, Ama-San, 2019, watercolour on paper, 75cm x 56.5cm. Image: courtesy of the artist. Artwork based on a photograph by Michael Magers (US documentary photographer).

Welcome to Onespace News
This issue highlights: exciting upcoming exhibitions; some stellar achievements by our represented artists; moments from the beginning of the year that you might have missed; and a few events to keep an eye out for in the coming months. Please keep scrolling...


Zoe Porter

Zoe is a Brisbane-based interdisciplinary artist, primarily exploring a drawing practice that also extends into painting, installation, performance, sculpture, site-specific works and video. Zoe's work frequently depicts the animal–human hybrid, often crossing the boundaries between real and imaginary states, chaos and order.

Samuel Tupou

Samuel makes art that is inspired by family, culture and identity, and is known for his use of pattern, repetition and vibrancy. Sam currently lives and works in Brisbane. Recently, he has been exploring the way imagery and patterns from our past can morph and adapt to take on new meaning, as well as the impact of the global reach of technology and its avalanche of imagery.

Ross Booker

Ross is an Australian landscape artist born in Northern New South Wales who currently resides in Brisbane. His immersive and multi-layered landscapes are inspired by visits to the Kimberley, Ikara-Flinders Ranges, Kakadu and Arnhem Land. His paintings are both journeys of the mind and the heart.


Ross Booker, Illara Creek, 2018, Mixed media on paper, 58 x 77cm. Image: courtesy of the artist.


The following artworks have recently been acquired for the Queensland Children's Hospital Art Collection:

  • Elisa Jane Carmichael – Carrying home #1 (saltwater), 2017 and Healing Rock Vessel #3, 2018
  • Sebastian Moody, Keep the Sunshine, 2016
  • Jackie Ryan, Figures (Out of Box: Episode 1 Part 3), 2014
  • Leigh Schoenheimer, Ways of Seeing/Ways of Knowing: Construction #6, 2017

Australian Unity has also acquired How does your garden grow? II, 2018 from Nicola Moss’s vibrant exhibition Greenspace If you missed Greenspace (February - March 2019) at Onespace, see our website to view the full exhibition, or check out the remaining available works from Nicola's recent solo exhibitions in Queensland.


Leigh Schoenheimer, Ways of Seeing/Ways of Knowing: Construction #6, 2017, Oil on Plywood – Triptych with free-standing polychromed, timber assemblage, 21 x 62cm (painting); 8 x 18 x 13cm (sculpture). Image courtesy of the artist and Onespace Gallery.


Tamika Grant-Iramu was recently awarded an Australia Council Grant (Indigenous and Torres Strait Island panel) and was included in Shared Memories, curated throughout Brisbane CBD by Blaklash as part of Brisbane City Council's Indigenous Art Program 2019.

Elisa Jane Carmichael is a finalist in the Ravenswood Australian Women's Art Prize with Do we see our swamp reeds move with the wind the same way? and has participated in public events including:

  • A Weave Through Time as part of Botanica 2019 - a conversation on the intricacies of contemporary fibre art practice facilitated by QAGOMA Curator Ruth McDougall;
  • Redefining Authentic Design as part of Brisbane Art Design (BAD) 2019 - a panel discussion at the Museum of Brisbane.

Zoe Porter is developing a new body of work based on the Ama and aquatic imagery from the small coastal town of Toba, Japan. Zoe recently:

  • undertook a short residency in Toba from 6–16 April, followed by an exhibition from 6 April–6 June 2019  
  • developed a performance and mural project in the lane adjacent to Onespace influenced by her time in Japan that focused on the Ama’s fishing practices, rituals and relationship to the natural world.

Zoe will be included in Pivot in June and is developing a new body of work for her solo exhibition in September at Onespace. 


Tamika Grant-Iramu in front of a detail of Carving Memories: a new dialect (2018) installed in Edison Lane, Brisbane CBD. Photo: courtesy of Blaklash Projects.


Glen Henderson
1 May - June 2019

A Wider Sphere – ITHINK ISEE IDEA is Glen Henderson’s visual exploration across media which coincides with her investigatory interest in major cultural change. With the internet being the most transformative technological development in human history, machines can now provide different channels of communication when it comes to visual art. Henderson engages the audience by challenging ‘how we look at art’ through digital videos, painting, original digital print compositions, constructed form, drawing and diagrams  with handwritten text. Henderson explores the inter-relatedness of meaning through the visual elements of form, colour, tone, line and direction within the space. ‘Looking’ then becomes ‘seeing’.

Hear Glen's conversation with architects Robert Biscoe and Marion Wilson


Glen Henderson, Encounters (Smart Material), 2019, Digital print on canvas stretched over a circular strainer, 40cm diameter. Image: Courtesy of the artist.


12 June - 27 July 2019

Pivot is a group exhibition that highlights the connection between artists’ 2D wall works and their forays into artist books. It comprises artists whose practice is mostly ‘wall-based’, but who frequently shift their platform from 2D works to something more personal and experimental in the form of an artist book. Artist books compel an audience or viewer to pay close attention. They seduce the hands of the viewer into action by their scale, texture, devices, and sheer manageability as objects. Works will be exhibited as ‘duets’, a wall-based work accompanied by an artist book. This format explores the artist’s ‘hinge’, the conceptual intent or narrative purpose in the artist’s practice. 

Pivot includes a stellar line-up of Queensland artists, including Bianca Beetson, Ross Booker, Ana Paula Estrada, Andrea Higgins, Nicola Hooper, Louis Lim + Beth Jackson, Jo Lankester, Nicola Moss; Deb Mostert, Matthew Newkirk, Thomas Oliver, Michael Phillips, William Platz, Zoe Porter, and Glen Skien.

Opening Night: Friday 14 June 2019, 6-8pm

For updates and to RSVP - Facebook event link HERE


Image: Louis Lim and Beth Jackson, there is no end… (detail), 2017-19, handmade artist book – hand bound.
Photo: Louis Lim, courtesy of the artists.

Onespace at CIAF 2019

Cairns Indigenous Art Fair (CIAF)
10 - 14 July 2019

In 2019, CIAF will celebrate its 10th Anniversary. and Onespace is delighted to support this significant milestone and will proudly present new work by Sonja Carmichael, Elisa Jane Carmichael, and Tamika Grant-Iramu. 

CIAF will run from 12–14 July 2019, with exciting events, workshops and conversations scheduled. To check out the full 2019 programclick hereIf you are attending CIAF this year, you can book a variety of tickets, including the Opening event on 11 July here.

Keep an eye on Onespace Instagram and Facebook for updates.


Elisa Jane Carmichael, Alive (detail), Ungaire, lomandra, pandanus, fish scales, shells, discarded sea rope, raffia, synthetic fibres, fishing net and metal, 140cm x 58cm x 8cm. Photo: Louis Lim.


Introducing Taylor!

In May, we warmly welcome our new intern Taylor Hall. Taylor is an emerging curator and gallerist, enrolled in a Bachelor of Arts majoring in Art History at The University of Queensland (UQ). Taylor is President of the Society of Fine Arts (SoFA) at UQ and is committed to supporting emerging Brisbane artists. She has facilitating the  exhibition Palimpsest at Metro Arts with QUT’s Post Datum, and curated Hold, Everything as a part of the Summer Mixer’s show at UQ Art Museum

Taylor will assist with a variety of front- and back-of-house operations to deliver our very exciting program for the second half of 2019.

You will meet Taylor at the opening of Pivot on Friday 14 June. 


Photo: Carl Warner. 


Nicola Moss
Green Commons I, 2018

synthetic polymer paint, painted papers, relief prints, oil pastel, charcoal and graphite frottage, gesso, varnish on stretched linen, 91 x 91cm. Photo: Carl Warner


Michael Boiyool Anning
Big-unn – Dugubil (Bark Containers Design), 2017

natural ochres and charcoal on softwood rainforest timber, 90 x 40 x 7.5cm. Photo: Mick Richards


Brontë Naylor
Rise & Fall, 2017

acrylic on Belgian linen,
41 x 51cm (unframed).
Photo: Louis Lim

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