Hope St Studio

The Hope Street Studio is a joint initiative between ARIA Property Group, Griffith University Art Museum and the Queensland College of Art (QCA) since 2019. The project is designed to activate a street level tenancy as a studio space for QCA alumni. Invited artists are selected from a shortlist to undertake a residency, during which time they are supported to create a new body of work, deliver workshops, artist talks and open studios.

The current resident is Sunday Jemmott (she/they) a Meanjin-based artist concerned with the expression of play. Their work examines how the mobilisation of trivialised aesthetics can reframe the devaluing of play in art history and contemporary culture. She graduated from the Queensland College of Art with First Class Honours 2021.

In their studio method, abstraction, multi-disciplinary painting, and sculpture are activated through high key colour and immersive installation to manifest joyful affect and the unfixed and unspecific nature of play. Jemmott’s work illustrates how the nature of play can be mobilised in expanded painting to reclaim experiences of joy.

Photos courtesy of the artist and Griffith University Art Museum

40 Hope St, South Brisbane QLD 4101

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