Zoe Porter

About the Artist

Zoe Porter is a Brisbane based interdisciplinary artist whose practice is grounded in drawing, but also extends into painting, installation, performance, sculpture, site-specific works and video. Her work frequently depicts the animal-human hybrid in an attempt at crossing the boundaries between the animal and the human, real and imaginary states, chaos and order. Much of her work explores a personal mythology that presents the human form undergoing transformation, which suggests the possibilities for other ways of being or existing. Her performance-based works are often collaborative and merge art, theatre, sound and physical performance highlighting the artistic and creative processes involved in producing artworks.

A two-time finalist in the Marie Ellis Oam Drawing Prize (2017, 2014), Porter has also been named a finalist in the Melt Portrait Prize, Brisbane Powerhouse (2016), the GAS Graduate Awards, QCA, Brisbane (2014), and the Thiess Art Prize, Brisbane (2006). She has undertaken a number of international residencies including ARToba, Japan (2019), Burgundy, France (2006), Geidai University, Tokyo (2010) and Crane Arts, Philadelphia (2012), and exhibited in solo and group exhibitions in Australia and overseas such as Brisbane Art Design (2019); ‘Beyond Reason’, QUT Art Museum (2018); ‘Debra Porch & Friends’, Woolloongabba Art Gallery (2018); and ‘Edible Weeds’, Berlin (2017).

Goat Girls
2018
Watercolour and ink on paper
66 x 72.5cm
Courtesy of Onespace Gallery
179 Boundary St West End Q 4101
This artwork is valued at $950.
Current high bid: $500
Venue Snapshot

The Fat Carrot is a cafe offering fresh and healthy drinks and Vietnamese street food.

Up until the mid-1950s there were two cottages on this site, one facing Boundary St and the other behind in Thomas St. How’s that for living close to the shops! These four shops, with their decorative tiled street presence, were a cake shop, delicatessen, fruit shop and dry cleaners. A deli has been there ever since, nearly seventy years. Perhaps the oldest continuously operating deli premises in Brisbane.


Artists

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

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