The Elements (Curiocity Brisbane School Program)
Wed 22 March, 2023-Sun 2 April, 2023
Whale Mall. Queensland Museum, South Bank

Created by: MacGregor State High School and Emma Gardiner From: Queensland, Australia

The students at MacGregor State High School have created an artwork that reflects their concern for the state of the natural environment. They have imagined a dystopian future in which life on earth is fundamentally changed.

Using the alchemic process of cyanotype and technology, they have depicted our connection to the natural elements: earth, air, fire, and water, for future generations. Their work is a poetic response to the challenges facing our planet, and it serves as a reminder of the importance of preserving and protecting the natural world for future generations.

About the Creator

Emma Gardner is an interdisciplinary artist based in Meanjin/Brisbane, Australia. Gardner reworks salvaged, silk and organic textiles, and experiments with the laborious and process-driven techniques of cyanotype, tracemonotype and embroidery. Emma is interested in the ethical, class-based and gendered ramifications of the naked body and uses drawing to explore these in her work.

More Information

This artwork was part of the Curiocity Brisbane 2023 Schools Challenge.


Wed 22 March, 2023 - Sun 2 April, 2023


8:00 am - 8:00 pm


Whale Mall. Queensland Museum, South Bank

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