Sullivan+Strumpf presents Brisbane Brief

One of Asia-Pacific’s leading contemporary art galleries, Sullivan+Strumpf presents Brisbane Brief – a new pop-up exhibition at Festival House in Fortitude Valley on 14–25 August. 

Showing over 10 days, Brisbane Brief features a selection of new and recent works by celebrated Brisbane artists Tony Albert, Karen Black and Lindy Lee, as well as some of Australia’s leading contemporary artists, including Gregory Hodge, Alex Seton, Joanna Lamb, Gonkar Gyatso, Eko Nugroho, eX de Medici, Hiromi Tango, Ramesh Mario Nithiyendran, Glenn Barkley, Sam Leach and Dane Lovett. 

Brisbane Brief is Tony Albert's first showing since his exhibition at Queensland Art Gallery of Modern Art, Visible, in 2018, and includes recent works from his Wonderland exhibition in Sydney (May 2019). The exhibition also features new works from Karen Black, who has just returned from the Glasshouse Stonehouse Arts Residency in France. Works from Brisbane born and raised Lindy Lee, who is currently showing at the Brisbane Art and Design exhibition at the Museum of Brisbane, are also on show.

Brisbane Brief features a new work by Tony Albert, who was commissioned by a private Brisbane collector to embellish a vintage pinball machine. Albert is well known for re-contextualising found objects in his works. This interactive and playful pinball machine has been redesigned and decorated with Albert's paintings and ideas from his collection, Aboriginalia. Visitors are invited to play with the pinball machine at the exhibition. 

This is the second pop-up exhibition in the city for Sullivan+Strumpf, founders and directors, Joanna Strumpf and Ursula Sullivan, who are originally from Brisbane and are delighted to bring the gallery's artists' works to Queensland.  

Brisbane Brief will be on view from Wednesday, 14 August to Sunday, 25 August and entry is free. For more information, please visit

Event starts
Wednesday 14 August, 2019
Event Ends
Sunday 25 August, 2019
Festival House
Venue Address
381 Brunswick Street, Fortitude Valley

Brisbane, , Fortitude Valley

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