I was stuck with a one hour break between lectures the other day, and being a first year I was a bit lost as to what to do with that time. I needed something to help me procrastinate. I began my hour by strolling around the Great Court and decided to venture behind Forgan Smith Building and stumbled upon a great gem - The UQ Art Museum.
With free entry and being open daily from 10am - 4pm, its provides a great escape from the harsh reality of study that haunts student life. Currently there are two exhibitions on. The first floor is filled with the treasures of Linde Ivimey's: If Pain Persists exhibition sculptures. After wandering around and experiencing the beauty and intricate detail of her works, I found out that they were predominantly all made from bones! Her Four Men of the Apocalypse is surely a stand out. I am guilty of admiring the piece for so long I believed them to be real. Their lifelikeness and hauntingly beautiful poses are not easily forgotten.
The top floor is home to the Ten Years Of Things exhibition. This exhibition is of several artists works and is very unique. There are very interesting videos on the concept of "muses" and a very abstract piece by Benjamin Armstrong. Made of wax and fabric on wood and blown glass the Hold Everything Dear is a marvel.
Linde Ivimey's: If Pain Persists exhibition closes on the 24 March 2013 and Ten Years Of Things closes on the 7th of April. Get in before they close and experience the beauty of the pieces. The workers at the museum are also willing to answer questions and have a chat if you do so desire.