QUEENSLAND CULTURE: “Annabel” by Kim Guthrie. His work is presented at the Queensland Gallery of Modern Art.
QUEENSLAND CULTURE: “Annabel” by Kim Guthrie. His work is presented at the Queensland Gallery of Modern Art. KIM GUTHRIE

Kim’s art part of GoMA Q

Kim Guthrie. contributed

NOOSA photographer Kim Guthrie is one of a select group of 31 artists to present their work in a show - GoMA Q - at Brisbane's prestigious Gallery of Modern Art (GoMA).

"It's a validation of my artwork by the premier public art gallery in Queensland," Kim

said.

"I believe from all feedback that the work is being very well received and engaging lots of viewers, which is encouraging and

pleasing."

GoMA curator Bruce McLean and GoMA director Chris Saines said they spent 2014 meeting with hundreds of Queensland artists.

"After countless discussions and deliberations, the work of 31 exceptional emerging, mid-career and senior artists working in painting, ceramics, video, performance, installation and sculpture have been chosen for GoMA Q: Contemporary Queensland Art'.

Chris said GoMA Q captured a moment in time from our local art landscape.

"It is a chance for us to focus our attention on the art being created right across Queensland and refresh our relationships with local artists," he said.

"These artists add significant weight and material to the Queensland art ecology, and the exhibition will give gallery visitors a deeper understanding of the Queensland art

scene." Kim Guthrie's work featuring the extraordinary lives of ordinary Queenslanders is a perfect fit for the show, which presents original insights into the character of Queensland art and

culture.

GoMA Q is a concept spun from the state's evolving vitality and identity. It is open at GoMA until October 11.

For more info, visit www.qagoma .qld.gov.au. Share your experience at GOMAQ @QAGOMA

Kim Guthrie: Artist Statement

There are a number of themes that are central within the greater body of my work.

The predominant subject matter is quintessentially Australian, and it reveals the ways in which Australian myths are deeply ingrained and yet constantly changing, signifying the cultural diversity that we, as a country, continue to experience.

The sardonic Australian sense of humour is evident throughout many of the images, but there is also a sombre aspect to some images, which point towards a darker side.

 

The work transcends mere documentary photography and presents the "everyday" within a high-art context.