IMA COCKTAIL PARTY + PLAYTIME + FRESH CUT 2013
The annual IMA (Institute of Modern Art) Cocktail Party has been going for almost 20 years and over that time it has gathered a certain notoriety. Coming from blue blood Queensland party stock its ancestors were also notorious ! Brisbane is just so steamy at this time of year. The latest episode of this much looked forward to event on Saturday night did not disappoint as Brisbane’s artists and friends came out in force for a night of hedonism and excess. Naturally this makes it difficult to work effectively and yet again we have had some trouble collecting names … scribbled as they are in some unreadable foreign script on the back of CCAS social pages cards. So please feel free to fill the gaps, to name these innocent victims of our gonzo paparazzi. Too much Fun. It was also the opening of Fresh Cut 2013: Part 2 with Anita Holtsclaw and Ruth McConchie plus Playtime with a stellar cast including Jenny Watson, Peter Robinson, Justene Williams, Steve Carr and what is described as an amateurish film by Jake and Dinos Chapman. “Playtime explores infantile regression” and many people seemed quite inspired by that Saturday night. Anyway there is plenty to look at apres le perpetual Christmas hangover. At the IMA, Brisbane until 8 March 2014.