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Ian Burns & Ryan Presley in 'Creative Accounting'

  • UQ Art Museum James and Mary Emelia Mayne Centre, Building 11, University Drive Saint Lucia, QLD, 4067 Australia (map)

Yves Marchand & Romain Meffre Bagley-Clifford  Office of the National Bank of Detroit 2000 from the series Ruins of Detroit. C-type print. UTS Art Collection. Reproduced courtesy of the artists.

Drawing from alternative currencies, banking archives, and contemporary art, 'Creative Accounting' scratches below the surface of the economic system to reveal money’s enigmatic side. Money is many things at once: an abstract rendering of value; an agent of propaganda; a decorative device. It plays a central role in all of our lives yet is often overlooked as an object of contemplation. At a time when money is becoming increasingly abstract, 'Creative Accounting' speculates on its wider value.

'Creative Accounting' includes work by Conrad Bakker, Ian Burns, Penelope Cain, Joachim Froese, Melanie Gilligan, Fiona Hall, Andrew Hurle, Yves Marchand & Romain Meffre, Daniel McKewen, Christine McMillan, Kenzee Patterson, Ryan Presley, David Shapiro and Abdullah MI Syed; alongside objects from the Museum of Applied Arts and Sciences the Westpac Group Archives, Hawkesbury Regional Museum and various private collections; and ancient coins from The RD Milns Antiquities Museum.

Public Program
Friday 11 November 5.00 pm – 6.00 pm

'Art and value' discussion panel
Join thinkers and artists from Creative Accounting in a conversation around notions of value, exchange and human capital. Featuring: Holly Williams (exhibition curator), Professor Flavio Menezes (UQ School of Economics), and artists Andrew Hurle and Joachim Froese.

Friday 11 November  6.15 for 6.30 pm
to be opened by Professor Iain Watson, Deputy Vice-Chancellor (External Engagement), The University of Queensland.