Elizabeth Willing: Through the Mother
10 September – 18 January 2020
The University of Queensland Art Museum, Brisbane
Triggered by a childhood memory of her mother drying plants upside-down in her father’s backyard shed, Elizabeth has imposed a hand-drawn gesture onto the surface of the mirrored steel and glass façade of The University of Queensland (UQ) Art Museum building. Willing complicated this memory further in the interior of the museum. Vernacular architecture is conflated within her installation: the viewer enters the quintessential hallway of a ‘Queenslander’ style bungalow made humid with scented waxes, passing through into a space of the domestic, only to realise that they are inside a backyard shed.