The collaborative pairs, including internationally recognised and award-winning artists, are Michael Cook and Ari Athans; Marian Drew and Barbara Heath; Ray Cook and Matt Dwyer; Deb Mansfield and Sheridan Kennedy – who are now both based in Sydney; Nadine Cameron and Carl Warner; and Andrea Higgins and Madeleine Brown.
The exhibition’s themes range from the social traditions of Brisbane life in a bygone era to the threads of our indigenous past that influence today, Brisbane’s native flora and landscape, the topography of the city, historical photographs, objects and medals, and icons of Australiana.
Curator Jacqueline Armitstead said the historical connection between art production and silver first inspired her to encourage collaboration between the artists.
“Silver plays a significant role in the history of both jewellery-making, and photography and film through silver gelatin prints, so it seemed a compelling connection to pair the two art forms together,” Ms Armitstead said.
Silver runs until 27th April 2014.
MOB is open daily from 10am to 5pm on Level 3 of Brisbane City Hall.
Admission is free.