About the Artist

Athene Currie is a Doctor of Philosophy.


2021 Doctor of Philosophy (PhD). Queensland College of Art, Griffith University

2010 Postgraduate Diploma in Education, Visual Arts (Senior Years). Queensland University of Technology

2001 Bachelor of Photography with Honours. Queensland College of Art, Griffith University

1991 National Art School, Sydney, New South Wales

1989 Certificate in Photography, Photo Access, Christchurch New Zealand

1988 Certificate in Acting, Christchurch Academy of Performing Art, NZ

Solo exhibitions/performances/installations/screenings

2021 Suitcase. Live Performance. White Studio, Queensland College of Art, Southbank, Brisbane QLD 

2021 Performing the Transformative. Video Installation. Webb Gallery, Queensland College of Art, Brisbane QLD 

2018 Red. Video Installation. White Studio, Queensland College of Art, Brisbane QLD 

2016  Méconnaissance – New Rites of Passage.  Video Installation. POP Gallery, Brisbane QLD

2015 Whale Watching. Video. Redcliffe Art Gallery, Redcliffe, QLD

2013  Eastern Face. Photographs and video. Queensland Centre of Photography, Brisbane

2008  11 Years of Sleeping. Video installation. Mt Glorious, QLD

2007  Red Hat.  Film Screening. International Conference of Playback Theatre, Sao Paulo, Brazil.

2003  Clouty. Installation. Queensland Artworkers Studio, 60 Merivale Street, Brisbane

2002  Sacra Loci – The Borderland. Photographs from the Himalayas of Nepal

and work in progress from the Sacra Loci series. Mount Glorious QLD.

2001  Funky Himal Mandala.  Video installation. Queensland College of Art Brisbane

2000  Water/milk.  Video screening. Brisbane City Council Urban Gentrification Project. Wynnum, Brisbane

2000  Slightly Distorted. Photograph. Project Wall.

Australian Centre of Photography, Sydney

2000  The Other Room. Photography / video / installation. Metro Arts, Brisbane

1991  Ocean. Paintings. Balmain East Gallery, Sydney

1988  Paintings. CSA Gallery, Christchurch NZ

1987  Unfolding. Paintings. Several Arts Gallery, Christchurch NZ

Selected group exhibitions/performances/installations/screenings

2024 Holy Island, video. THE BODY LANGUAGE, 19th VENICE INTERNATIONAL ART FAIR, Palazzo Albrizzi-Capello, Venice, Italy.

2019 Visible. Cave (2018) video installation. Grey Street Gallery, Brisbane.

2019 Prospect. Holy Island, video. POP Gallery, Brunswick Street, Fortitude Valley, Brisbane

2018 Moments and Methods.  Wrapping and Unwrapping, video. POP Gallery, Brunswick Street, Fortitude Valley, Brisbane

2018 Whale Watching. Video. Tightrope. Pine Rivers Gallery, QLD

2015 ‘8’. Photograph. Best Artwork by a Local Artist Award. Morton Bay Regional Art Awards. Pine Rivers Gallery, QLD

2013 Olive Cotton Portrait Photography Award. Finalist. ‘8’. Photograph. Tweed Gallery, New South Wales

2010 11 Years of Sleeping. Video. Glorious Creators. Pine Rivers Gallery, QLD

2009  Brothers. Photograph. Olive Cotton Portrait Photography Award. Finalist. Tweed Gallery, NSW

2008  Water/milk. Video. Urban Screens. Federation Square, Melbourne, Victoria.

2008  Hiraani. Photograph. Xstrata Portrait Prize. Perc Tucker Gallery, Townsville, QLD

2006  Prayer Flags. Photograph.  Women’s Eye on Peace II. International

Women’s Development Agency, Artery Gallery, Melbourne and Sotheby’s, Sydney.

2004  The Other Room. Photograph. ‘Harvest’ Flying Arts Exhibition (tutor’s section).

Waterfront Place, Riverside, Brisbane.

2003  Water/milk, video. Chenrezig Buddhist Centre, Eudlo, Queensland

2002 Water/milk. Video. Inaugural THIESS Art Prize. Finalist. Queensland College of Art Gallery Southbank, Brisbane

2001 Water/milk. Video. Pacific Film and Television Commission New Film Makers Awards.Finalist. Brisbane

2001 Forgive. Video. Launch. Postgraduate exhibition. Queensland College of Arts, Southbank, Brisbane

1999 Photographs and sculptures. QCA Photography Graduate Show. Campbell Mahoney Gallery, Brisbane

1998 Spirit Guide. Photographs. Artists for Co-Existence. Aboriginal Cultural Centre, West End, Brisbane

1997 Solitary. Photograph. Women as Activists, Women as Survivors. Amnesty International. Palace Gallery, Brisbane

1997  The Personal is Political. Photographs.

Seeking the Sacred. Photographs. Gallery Aesthete, Moray Street,New farm, Brisbane

1997 In Utero I-VI. Works on paper. Separation, Reunion and Reconciliation.

6th Australian Conference on Adoption.  Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane

Selected group exhibitions/performances/installations/screenings continued

1996 Future Shock. Thinking of UFO’s, A Future Without Limits. Works on paper

International Women’s Day Exhibition. Queensland College of Art Gallery, Brisbane

1996 Future Shock, Work on paper. End of Year Clearance. Institute of Modern Art, Brisbane.

1996 Future Shock, Work on paper. WandA (Women and Art Collective) selected Artists. University of Queensland Art Museum, Brisbane

1996 Untitled. Work on paper. (dis}Integrasi. Artists for East Timor in association with Community Aid Abroad, Metro Arts, Brisbane

1995 Blue Series. Works on paper. In response to the continued nuclear testing in the Pacific Ocean and

Marshall Islands by the US and French Government, Metro Arts, Brisbane

1995 Dinosaurs only reproduce at night and Love. Works on paper.

Identities, Female sexuality and desire – a WandA Project. Metro Arts, Brisbane

1991 Vessels. Works on paper. Jouissance. The Dissonance Program. National Art School, Sydney

1989 Karamea. Photographs. Venus Visions. Christchurch Library, New Zealand

1990 Triptych. Works on paper. Art Auction, Artists for Co-existence. Christchurch Society of the Arts, Christchurch, NZ

1990  I’m not a strong swimmer. Performance poetry. L’Etaque Gallery, Christchurch, NZ

1990  Mermaids. Collaborative performance. Danza, Festival of Dance. Canterbury University Theatre, Christchurch, NZ

1989  My Secret Place. Works on paper. Christchurch Artists Collective. L’Etaque Gallery. Christchurch NZ

1988  Paintings and drawings. Studio Exhibition. Christchurch Arts Centre, Christchurch NZ

1988  Works on paper. Mansfield Gallery. Christchurch, NZ

Conferences and Presentations

2022 Women and Masks. Online conference presentation, Boston University USA.

2018 New rites of Passage (2018) Women and Ageing in Media Summer School, University of Gloucestershire, England.

1999 Where Do Ecofeminist Values come from and how can these Values Create Social Change?

International Society of Education through Art (InSEA) 30th World Congress, Brisbane

Selected Commissions

2005 Red Hat. Short film. Sunshine Coast Playback Theatre Company, Queensland

2002 Touch. Photographs. Education House, Brisbane

Artist Talks/Presentations

2018 Three-minute thesis competition. QCA

2017 Doctoral studio research practice. Artists talk to Undergraduate and Postgraduate students of QCA.

Lecture Theatre, Griffith Art Museum

2015 Senior Visual Art students. Queensland Academy of Creative Industries.

2013 Eastern Face. Public floor talk. Queensland Centre of Photography, Brisbane

2001 Finalists. Ministers Award for Excellence in Art. Queensland College of Art Gallery, Brisbane

Acquisitions, Catalogues, Publications

2021 Performing the Transformative, PhD Thesis published online.

2021 Acquisition – Water/milk, Griffith ART Museum.

2019 New Rites of Passage. Special Issue. Post Graduate Journal of Women and Ageing in Media, University of Gloucestershire, England

2013 Eastern Face, Art Collector Magazine, February 2013 Edition, Australia

2013 Eastern Face (catalogue/review), Queensland Centre of Photography, Brisbane

2003 Prayer Flags, photograph. Douglas Heck and Burrell, Corporate Calendar, Brisbane

2002 The Process of Recovery (abstract). Education for Peace:

Ninth Annual International Conference on Education, Spirituality and the Whole Child, Roehampton University of Surrey, UK

2001 The Other Room. Installation. Promise. Review by Holly Arden. Metro Arts, Brisbane

2001 Water/milk. Video still. Inaugural Thiess Art Prize (catalogue) Queensland College of Art Gallery, Brisbane

2000 Slightly Distorted. Photograph. Australian Centre of Photography, Sydney, NSW

2000 In Dialogue with the Other: The Artworks of Judith Wright, Fiona Foley and Lin Li

Honours dissertation,Queensland College of Art Library, Brisbane

1999 Where Do Ecofeminist Values come from and how can these Values create Social Change? CD rom publication.

International Society of Education through Art (InSEA) 30th World Congress, Brisbane

Other media publication

2001 The Art Show Radio Triple Z. Interview with David Broker and Anna Marsden, Institute of Modern Art, Brisbane, on Funky Himal Mandala installation (Himalayas of Nepal and Stonehenge, England) Queensland College of Art, Brisbane.

1999 The Art Show, Radio Triple Z. Interview with David Broker and Anna Marsden Institute of Modern Art, Brisbane on The Other Room installation, Metro Arts, Brisbane