A House Is Not A Home:
Necessity vs Amenity

UQ's Society of Fine Arts (SoFA) and Hey Neighbour teamed up with House Conspiracy to create an immersive and timely exhibition that explores the way we structure our home environments to operate beyond domestic necessity.

 

Prompted by the uncertainty of the past eighteen months and an increased dependance on the physical objects that bring us comfort or make us feel like we belong, this exhibition encouraged emerging artists to collaborate with one another to curate liveable spaces. 

 

While we could not welcome guests into the space over the planned weekend due to COVID closures, SoFA and Hey Neighbour are humbled to present the digital display linked below.  The images featured in the online showcase were shot by exhibiting artist, Gemma Traynor in the days before lockdown. 

Pop on your comfies and enjoy the display! 

First Birthday Arty Party

We hosted our First Birthday Arty Party at the Bearded Lady.  We had live music performances from Jude York and Harry Wall, live painting from Sunday Jemmott, Callum Deed and Lena Tuck as well as various art workshops run by Jack's Good Crochet, Tayla Made, Amy Jane and Geoillo! 

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We made a magazine!

Have a read of Issue One below or visit our Issuu Profile

Block Party Markets

In December 2020, Hey Neighbour sought to provide an opportunity for our creatives to make a cheeky buck before they jetted off for their silly season break by hosting an artist market at The Bearded Lady in West End. 

We hosted 25 artists and brands from in and around Brisbane/Meanjin selling goods from funky crochet hats to one-of-a-kind paintings on recycled timber.  By our numbers, each and every delightful guest that walked through the door went home with at least one product.  Hurrah! 

You can take a look back through the gorgeous images captured by our neighbour, Margot Stewart below. 

In Parallel Series 

We set ourselves a challenge to make a three part documentary series featuring four digital illustrators in 2020.  

 

After pondering over who would become our feature artist, we decided Brisbane/Meanjin's cartoon king, Zac McMah from Over It Man, had what it takes. 

His challenge? To design a brief for a new neighbour and dream up the neighbourhood in which that character came from. 

While Zac's ideas bubbled and brewed,  Hey Neighbour engaged a further three artists; Hannah Brown, Joel West and Lily Turek,

who would take up the challenge of creating their own unique version of the character using only the words that spilled from Zac's pen. 

The result?  A three part series rich with side-splitting fun, authentic creativity and new friendships. 

Have a peek below!