Explore multiple, complex narratives of the ocean as Oceanic Thinking continues with new artists in the second half of 2022. Using the ocean – both its form and its enduring connection to human experience – as a starting point, artworks delve into personal histories and imaginings, and provoke expanded perspectives on issues including race, the ongoing extractive colonial project, climate crises, decolonisation, languages, industries, sci-fi, diasporas, interspecies relations and kinship. As liquid, vast, biodiverse and non-binary spaces, oceans invite us to explore the legacies of the past while speculating together on our collective future.

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About BLOOM Festival

Join us as we celebrate BLOOM Festival for the fifth year in a row, from 15 - 30 October 2022. Enjoy workshops, events, celebrations and exhibits in the midst of Jacaranda season.

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St Lucia campus
UQ Art Museum (Building 11)