17 May – 10 Jun Tue – Fri: 10am – 6pm Sat: 10am – 5pm
9/31 Thompson Street,
Where chaos meets critique - exploring Brisbane's unique culture.
Halfway House brings together artists from diverse cultural backgrounds, different genders, demographics, dispositions and unique outlooks on art and life to respond to a number of categories that are commonly used to separate “us” from “them”. It’s a project that challenges cancel culture’s easy slide into oppositionality, and that champions the messy, untidy, risky in-between-zones where new cultural forms and languages take seed.
Drawing from FireWorks Gallery’s role as a site that’s always invited dialogue and experimentation – a safe-space from which to trial new ways of thinking about ‘black and white’, traditions and change, and here and there – the project will include new and younger artists to work alongside those with more established careers and trusted and true FireWorks favorites. It’s designed as a project that celebrates the very best of what Brisbane has to offer – its traditional and its future role as a cultural and social ‘Halfway House’ that welcomes all into its crazy embrace.
Join us for the opening night of Halfway House on Saturday 20 May from 3 – 5 pm.