Athene Currie is a Doctor of Philosophy. Her research explores the female body at menopause through rites of passage in performance art.
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
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
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
2005 Red Hat. Short film. Sunshine Coast Playback Theatre Company, Queensland
2002 Touch. Photographs. Education House, Brisbane
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