Resurrection on the Shorelines: A Short Speculation on the Role of Islands as Metaphors in the Twenty-first Century

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Pat Hoffie

Pat Hoffie is a visual artist based in Brisbane. For some time her work has focused on issues of Human Rights, and her series Fully Exploited Labour was the focus of a survey exhibition held at the University of Queensland Museum in February 2006, to coincide with a monograph on this series. Her installation titled Maribyrnong - no place to weep was included in the 2006 Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney’s biennial survey exhibition titled Interesting Times. She has worked on a number of residencies in the Asia-Pacific region, and continues to work with artists and arts communities there. Professor Hoffi e is also a writer who makes regular contributions to visual arts journals; she is the Queensland editor of Artlink magazine and has played active roles in the arts sector. She is currently a member of Viscopy and Asialink, and was a board member of NAVA, the Australia Council for the Arts, and is a past President of the Institute of Modern Art. She is currently Director of the research centre SECAP (Sustainable Environment and Culture, Asia-Pacifi c) at Queensland College of Art and is Griffith University’s UNESCO Orbicom Chair in Communications.