Safe Space contemporary sculpture

30/11/2018 - 04/02/2022

  • The boy who couldn't sleep
    Abdul Abdullah The boy who couldn't sleep , 2017
    Painted wood, buffalo horn
    56 x 127 x 74 cm
    Image Credit
    Courtesy of the artist and Moore Contemporary, photograph by Abdul-Rahman Abdullah

About the exhibition

Approximately every four years, Museums & Galleries Queensland (M&G QLD) develops its own touring exhibition to fill gaps within the national touring exhibition circuit, informed by extensive industry consultations with its Queensland constituency.

Safe Space brings together three-dimensional art works by twelve contemporary Australian artists that explore psychological aspects of physical space. It features a range of figurative elements and narrative themes with social, and sometimes political, resonances. Many of the works in this exhibition take as their point of departure: the human body, its dimensions, the spaces it occupies, the narratives that contain it and the theatre or spectacle that unfolds around it.

About the artists

Abdul-Rahman Abdullah, Alex Seton, Claire Healy + Sean Cordeiro, David Cross, Franz Ehmann, Karla Dickens, Keg de Souza, Michelle Nikou, Rosie Miller, Tim Sterling, Will French.

Touring Venues
and Dates


An initiative of Museums & Galleries Queensland developed in partnership with Logan City Council through Logan Art Gallery, and curated by Christine Morrow.


This traveling exhibition is supported by the Visions regional touring program, an Australian Government program aiming to improve access to cultural material for all Australians; the Queensland Government through Arts Queensland; the Visual Arts and Craft Strategy, an initiative of the Australian, State and Territory governments; and the Australian Government through the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body.