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    Waiting for the Present 10 / Sculpture by Brian Sanstrom

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    Residuum Mount Olivet 2 / Sculpture by Brian Sanstrom

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    The Antonym for Origin 8 / Sculpture by Brian Sanstrom


When Gravity Eludes Me

Sculptures by Brian Sanstrom

Presented by Brisbane Powerhouse and Griffith University

Doctor of Visual Arts candidate, Brian Sanstrom, uses his poignant work to investigate the merging of institution with individual, confronting mortality in pragmatic terms from within an efficient, organised system.

Much has been written about the human condition. From birth to death we all, in a multitude of ways, struggle to assert our independence, our sense of self and to understand our place in the world. When life is coming to an end, either through the natural ageing processes or more particularly when illness besets us, we may choose to contemplate and reflect on our life, and consider its’ significance. Faced with our own mortality, reasoning can often give way to acceptance and finally peace.

It is this zone, somewhere between acknowledging death’s inevitability, remembering and honouring those who have passed, where Brian Sanstrom’s visual arts practice sits. The inanimate objects that inhabit this artist’s practice stand as testament to the physical care of a patient, their bodily communion with medicine and finally their absence from the world as we know it.

You’re invited to enjoy the Opening Night Celebrations on Tuesday 21 July at 6pm.

This event is proudly supported by the Queensland College of Art, Griffith University.
Inspired by
Death and mortality / Local history / Ritual and organised systems


About the Venue

Common Questions

How do I get to Brisbane Powerhouse?
See our Getting Here page.

Is parking available?
There is limited free-of-charge, all-day, on-site car parking at Brisbane Powerhouse. If you are travelling by car, please arrive early to secure a park. Additional free parking is available in New Farm Park accessible via our link road, which is opened after 5pm on performance days.

What time should I arrive?
It's best to arrive at least 30-40 minutes before the show start time to find a car park, pick up your tickets at box office and make your way to the venue. The doors of the venue will open approximately 10-15 minutes prior to show time.

Where do I pick up my tickets?
Tickets will be available for pick up from Box Office 60 minutes prior to show time.

Is there food and drink available

Brisbane Powerhouse has two on-site restaurants. More information can be found on our Eat + Drink page.

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Get the most out of your visit

See an exhibition
See the world for free with awe-inspiring visual art from just about everywhere. Make sure you don’t miss anything – explore all of the foyers on the main and bottom floors. See what's on.

Explore New Farm Park
Brisbane Powerhouse is located next to the beautiful New Farm Park, one of Brisbane’s most popular and much loved recreational facilities. Pack a picnic, smell the roses in the garden, play a game of tennis, let the kids loose in the playground, enjoy a coffee, or just sit back and take in the sunshine.

Brisbane Powerhouse recommends The JohnsonTryp Hotel, and The Fantauzzo.