|Peer Talk 2012: a Review of Floodlines|
| Peer Talk 2012: a Review of Floodlines was held at The State Library of Queensland (SLQ) on 21 June 2012.|
Thanks to the enthusiastic co-operation of SLQ’s learning and participation staff, Peer Talk 2012 presented a review of two SLQ exhibitions, Floodlines: a living memory and Floodlines: 19th century Brisbane.
Floodlines: a living memory in SLQ Gallery, level 2, features digital participation in the Flood and Cyclone Mosaic by Queenslanders’ storytelling of their experiences of the disasters of 2010-2011; augmented reality technology in an app (available on the exhibition’s iPads or downloadable free from the iTunes app store) that allows you to simulate the rise and fall of the Brisbane River across the CBD and affected suburbs; a children’s corner; a space for reflection and a Flood of Ideas from the community on Flood Proofing Queensland.
Floodlines: 19th century Brisbane in Philip Bacon Heritage Gallery, level 4, curated by historian, Helen Gregory, probes the history of the 1893 floods. For information on the exhibitions, please visit www.slq.qld.gov.au/whats-on/events/floodlines/exhibitions
|The Spokespeople for the SLQ exhibitions included:|
|Linda Pitt, Executive Manager, Learning & Participation [Project Sponsor]|
Louise Denoon, Executive Manager, Queensland Memory|
Linda Phillip, Exhibitions Project Curator, Learning & Participation|
Naomi Takeifanga, Exhibitions Manager, Learning & Participation|
And recorded presentations from Helen Gregory, Floodlines: 19th Century Brisbane Contract Curator and participating artists/ programmers including Jason Nelson, Joseph Marks, Lawrence English and Andrew Gibbs.|
|Liza Dale-Hallett, Senior Curator, Sustainable Futures, Museum Victoria|
Dr Angelina Russo, Associate Professor RMIT|
Frank Chalmers, Director Two Galahs|
|Participants who came along on 21 June had the opportunity to help develop a culture of exhibition review in the museum, gallery and library sector. They:|
* Viewed the exhibitions on a self-guided visit
* Heard three professionals review their visit experience
* Networked over afternoon tea.
* Learnt about the exhibitions’ development from the perspective of SLQ’s team of professionals
* Expressed their viewpoints in the panel and audience discussion
Other past Peer Talks 2001-2011 have been held at Museum of Brisbane, The University of Queensland Art Museum, Queensland Art Gallery, The Workshops Rail Museum, Queensland Museum (South Bank), The State Library of Queensland and the Mercy Heritage Centre. These events have been remarkable for the cooperation of the institution; the openness and professionalism of the exhibition teams; the professionalism and independence of the exhibition reviewers and the commitment of all participants (speakers and audience) to the development of a culture of exhibition review by peers in galleries, libraries, archives and museums (the GLAM sector).
Contact Ann Baillie or Deannah Vieth for more information on 07 3215 0820.