In both art and law, judgment is crucial.
While a legal judgment and a work of art may appear to be very different things, in fact they share many commonalities. Both lawyers and artists employ reasoning and perception in their practices and their work is subject to scrutiny, review and critique.
The free exhibition Discerning Judgment, open until 5 February 2016 at the Supreme Court Library, features work from nine leading contemporary Australian artists: Robert Andrew, Michael Cook, Joachim Froese, Linde Ivimey, Victoria Reichelt, Tyza Stewart, Kylie Stillman, Judy Watson and Michael Zavros. The artists will offer audiences a thought-provoking visual experience in discerning the art of law.
The exhibition is curated by John Stafford and Jodie Cox from CREATIVEMOVE in collaboration with the Supreme Court Library Queensland.
In 2016 we will explore the idea of artists in residence, where each of these artists could work with a legal mentor to more intensively explore a particular area of the law.
If you are interested in becoming a legal mentor for one or more of the artists during their residencies please contact the Library’s curator Linda Phillips on 07 3006 5136 or Linda.Phillips@sclqld.org.au.
We encourage you to visit this unique exhibition and take the time to explore the Supreme Court Library facilities on level 12, Queen Elizabeth II Courts of Law building. Discerning Judgment will be open in the library Monday to Friday from 8.30 am to 5 pm.
Read Gina Fairley’s ArtsHub article Making judgments: the artist and the lawyer.
Visit sclqld.org.au for details of current and future exhibitions.