Brooke Ferguson - Artist in Residence, Feb-May 2021

Thursday 28 October 2021

Brooke Ferguson (b. 1989) is an artist from Brisbane who has been living and working in Brussels. Her work is shaped by a fascination with crossovers in art, music, literature and marginal histories relating to the ongoing critique of Modernism.

Ferguson used her time at The Sculptors Shed to engage with the craft of furniture making and to create new work. Ferguson recreated a series of furniture pieces from Clement Meadmore’s book, ‘How to make furniture without tools,’ (1975) and developed her own electronic musak to accompany the display. The electronic musak was made in collaboration with Brussels based musician Stefan Huber, composed with audio samples from a Clement Meadmore interview that have been looped and augmented.

Clement Meadmore (1929-2005) was an Australian-American sculptor best known for his massive outdoor steel sculptures. He studied aeronautical engineering and industrial design at the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology, and after graduating designed furniture for several years before creating his first welded sculptures. Meadmore was also an amateur drummer and jazz enthusiast.

This project is supported by the Queensland Government through Arts Queensland. @artsqueensland #artsqueensland

Brooke Ferguson's Open Studio at The Shed, April 19, 2021

Documentation: Charlie Hillhouse

Brooke Ferguson presenting her artist forum to members at the Shed in March. Brooke's presentation introduced her project and gave insight in to the artists research into furniture designs by Clement Meadmore. Visitors were taken for a tour through the studio and were given a preview of Brooke's Furniture musak.