THE NARROWS

THE BRISBANE LINE
MOSTYN BRAMLEY-MOORE
LEAH EMERY
JULIE FRAGAR
PAT HOFFIE
MADELEINE KELLY
JONATHAN MCBURNIE
GLEN SKEIN
JENNY WATSON

Curated by
ROSS WOODROW

SEPTEMBER 10 – OCTOBER 10 2009


The Brisbane Line is a great title for a drawing show but this isn’t strictly a drawing show.

The term Brisbane Line can evoke very different responses depending on where you live. Many Queenslanders know this as a WWII strategy to draw a defensive line to cut Queensland adrift if the Japanese invaded Australia. This is but one of the many real or imagined wrongs that have made Queenslanders see themselves as different or more correctly think that Southerners see them as different. The Brisbane Line defines the last frontier that can never catch up or the new Babylon that must be always bigger and better – Queensland.

Brisbane Line at the Narrows