Trace 2019:
Biennial Exhibition
& Art Auction In
The Streets of 4101
August 8‐24


Richard Bell
‘Dornoch Philosophy’
@ Addwest Shoe & Luggage Repairs
Artwork Page
Natalya Hughes
‘New body (no sag)’
@ The Framer
Artwork Page
Dadang Christanto
‘Ciduk, Siska, Bunuh, Buang IV’
@ Ralph’s Garage
Artwork Page
Judy Napangardi Watson
‘Mina Mina Dreaming’
@ Avid Reader
Artwork Page
Linde Ivimey
‘Sacchuro Mortuis 1’
@ Dresden
Artwork Page
George Gittoes
@ Bill Diacos Barber
Artwork Page
Vernon Ah Kee
‘Love it or fuck off’
@ Open House Collective
Artwork Page
Tony Albert
@ Andrew Tanos Pharmacy
Artwork Page
Ross Manning
‘Radial loop’
@ Jet Black Cat Music
Artwork Page
Paul Bai
‘Between Me and the World No.26—Homage to Kazimir Malevich’
@ Open House Collective
Artwork Page
Franck Gohier
‘Sir Joh’
@ Where the Wild Things Are
Artwork Page
Madeleine Kelly
‘Me and My Rhythm Box’
@ Posto
Artwork Page
Margaret Loy Pula
‘Anatye (Bush Potato Dreaming)’
@ Dresden
Artwork Page
Victoria Reichelt
‘The write to be forgotten’
@ The Happy Cabin
Artwork Page
Luke Roberts
‘Pope Alice and Einstein (seated)’
@ The Fat Carrot
Artwork Page
Madonna Staunton
‘Looking at Nietzsche’
@ Hope St Cafe
Artwork Page
Brian Robinson
‘Feeding the family pets’
@ Southbank Locksmiths
Artwork Page

Emerging / Early / Mid Career Artists

Aaron Perkins
‘16 July 2018 (a weary composure skirt his indifference) ’
@ Open House Collective
Artwork Page
Bridie Gillman
‘He pulled a blossom off the tree for me as I left’
@ Avid Reader
Artwork Page
Samuel Tupou
‘Evermore 3.14’
@ Kim Tanh Banh Mi
Artwork Page
Sam Cranstoun
‘Power Structures 7’
@ West End Bakery
Artwork Page
Keith Burt
@ Hall’s Jewellers & Watchmakers
Artwork Page
Jacinta Giles
@ Jet Black Cat Music
Artwork Page
Nicola Moss
‘Green Commons I’
@ Addwest Shoe & Luggage Repairs
Artwork Page
Annie O'Rourke
‘We Live in a Beautiful Country’
@ Hope St Cafe
Artwork Page
Ari Athans
‘Arrival XVI’
@ The Framer
Artwork Page
Christopher Bassi
‘Black Cowrie’
@ The Happy Cabin
Artwork Page
Tyza Stewart
‘Right On’
@ Andrew Tanos Pharmacy
Artwork Page
Vanghoua Anthony Vue
‘Untitled Triptych’
@ Ralph’s Garage
Artwork Page
Jackie Ryan
‘Nerd Rage (Cause of Death: Classifieds - Episode 3 Part 2)’
@ Where the Wild Things Are
Artwork Page
Zoe Porter
‘Goat Girls’
@ The Fat Carrot
Artwork Page
Sebastian Moody
‘I can show you, That this world, Is your world’
@ Hong Lan Grocer
Artwork Page
Amy Carkeek
‘You can't learn by forgetting’
@ Hall’s Jewellers & Watchmakers
Artwork Page
Warraba Weatherall
@ All venues
Artwork Page
About Trace

TRACE is a biennial exhibition and art auction in unexpected West End venues. It raises needed funds for Community Plus’s vital services, and integrates contemporary art within the community. The artists in TRACE are among Australia’s most important, and many have strong connections to the area.

Visit the art in a locksmith, an Asian grocery store, book shops, a jeweller, a mechanics garage, and lots of other unlikely venues along Boundary and Vulture Streets. Then bid for the work online, with proceeds going back to the artists as well as supporting the indispensable, indomitable Community Plus+ and their work with marginalised and vulnerable community members.

Since the 1960s many artists have investigated different ways to exhibit art outside of purpose-built galleries and museums. TRACE draws from this trajectory of encountering art in ordinary and unexpected places.

This year TRACE artists have chosen or been paired with an emerging, early or mid career artist. Their works will hang side by side, highlighting the creative support and exchange between generations of artists.

There will be two guided walking tours of the exhibition on each Saturday of the show (10, 17, & 24 August). Choose from a tour with curator Carrie McCarthy, and local historians Tim Quinn and Steve Capelin, or get a Murri artist perspective with local collective BlakLash or local architect Paul Hotston from Phorm Architecture.

Tours meet at the 4AAA kiosk opposite the goanna on Boundary St, West End at 9am and 11am. Book here for the 9am tour and here for the 11am tour.

TRACE runs from August 8–24. Online bidding up until 9pm August 31.

About Community Plus

Established as West End Community House over 30 years ago, we have been a vital contributor to West End’s well-being and resilience.

Community Plus+ provides active centres for strong communities in West End, Annerley and Yeronga.

Through its Community Development and Support Programs the centres:

• help to celebrate community life
• provide housing support
• help reduce social isolation
• provide open door & a sense of home
• provide legal & health support
• provide social activities & meal programs
• provide meeting spaces

Contact Community Plus+:
4 Norfolk Street, West End 4101
phone 07 3217 2333
info at


Project Manager: Marilyn Trad
Project Manager: Jason Grant
Curator: Carrie McCarthy
Creative Direction & Design: Inkahoots
Media: Caroline Gardam Communications
Media: Sophie Skordilis
Artist Interviews: POPSART
Community Advisor: Nick Goding
Film Maker: Ali Cameron
Local Historians: Tim Quinn & Steve Capelin
Admin Support: Rachael Kelly
Artist in Residence: Warraba Weatherall


for general enquiries please email:
mail at

for media enquiries, please contact:
media at



TRACE is only possible through the remarkable generosity of participating artists, venues, and supporters. Please support them whenever possible.

Other Supporters

Queensland Government

Design & digital:

Marc Grimwade

Artist Interviews:

Caroline Gardam Communications
Sophie Skordilis

Art handling & installation:
Griffith University Art Museum

TRACE is supported by the Queensland Government through Arts Queensland.