Subtext : Anything but Run of the Mill

McKelvey, Bridgette, Thomas, Lubi, & Klaebe, Helen (2008) Subtext : Anything but Run of the Mill. [Visual Artwork]

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SUBTEXT is a collection of photographic works by Bridgette McKelvey that reflect the MILL’s heritage as a canvas for contemporary art. This work was exhibited at: Our Voice, Our History, Our Community, Our Mill: Albion Flour Mill Exhibition in 2008.

Framed in the MILL’s restored industrial flour sifters, SUBTEXT features the vibrant graffiti gestures of anonymous underground artists created during the MILL’s transition – the space between industry and FKP’s urban renewal redevelopment. The images are sourced from the MILL’s interior and exterior levels, and evoke speculation into the moments of their creation.

Graffiti as an engaging and valuable art commodity is evident through the chic popularity of Banksy, world-renowned British graffiti artist whose works sell for over 50,000 GBP, with purchasers facing the issue of how to remove street walls so as to take their art home!

The MILL’s novel sifting frames were originally used in the final stages of flour processing and are a rare example of depression era industry in Brisbane.

As the historical edifices of the MILL are restored, SUBTEXT aspires to document the in-between art, least these anonymous works be lost.

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ID Code: 19577
Item Type: Creative Work (Visual Artwork)
Refereed: No
Additional Information: This work was produced as part of a commercial research project and so is not available for public viewing - please make invisible
Material: photograps
Location: From date: To date:
Albion Flour Mill Exhibition
Keywords: Urban renewal, social sustainability, public history, photography
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > STUDIES IN CREATIVE ARTS AND WRITING (190000) > VISUAL ARTS AND CRAFTS (190500)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Creative Industries Faculty
Copyright Owner: Bridgette McKelvey & Klaebe & FKP Pty Ltd with permission from artist
Deposited On: 27 May 2009 02:35
Last Modified: 29 Feb 2012 14:12

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