I Spy: windows and doors in art

23 November 2013 – 9 February 2014

Whether looking outwards or inwards, into darkness or into light, we are fascinated with the other side – whatever or wherever that might be. This exhibition brings together a group of works by artists who have used windows and doors as significant visual or conceptual icons. At times, they have a quality of the otherworldly as portals to the imaginative realm. At others, they are more earthbound, culturally reflective, or voyeuristic.

In an imagining of what might be on the other side, or the stark reality of what is observed, I Spy acknowledged the compelling quality of the portals we encounter every day.


  • Jane Burton (AUS)
  • Sean Cordeiro and Claire Healy (AUS/MYS)
  • Georgina Cue (AUS)
  • Dong Yuan (CHN)
  • Kirrily Hammond (AUS)
  • Roger Hanley (AUS)
  • David Lawrey and Jaki Middleton (AUS)
  • Callum Morton (CAN/AUS)
  • Scan (IRL)
  • Justine Varga (AUS)
  • Craig Walsh (AUS)
  • Yuendumu Door artists Paddy Jupurrurla Nelson, Paddy Japaljarri Stewart (AUS)

A gallery project curated by Meryl Ryan and Stephen Goddard.

[image right, detail] Jane Burton La Bête #4 2011, pigment print, ed. of 5, 40 x 54cm, courtesy the artist and Heiser Gallery, Brisbane © the artist

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Artwork: detail of jane Burton's 'La Bête #4' (2012)