About the artist
Patricia Hoffie is a Queensland based artist who exhibits nationally and internationally. Trained as a painter, her practice includes a range of media including installation, assemblage and sculpture. Since her first solo exhibition in Brisbane in 1974, she has exhibited extensively; for several decades her work has focused on the changing nature of work, especially in relation to shifts in understanding about what might constitute a ‘work of art’ or an ‘artwork’. She has used the theme Fully Exploited Labour to collate several decades of practice that examine aspects of the processes whereby greater and lesser values are ascribed to particular areas of cultural production.
Hoffie has engaged in residencies across the Asia-Pacific region and in Europe, and has worked collaboratively with artist communities including, and especially, those in the Philippines. She has also worked on projects and exhibitions that include Australia’s changing role in the Asia-Pacific region; on Art and Human Rights projects; on our changing relationships with land and place; and on the effects of globalization on local cultural production through exhibitions, projects and publications both in Australia and overseas.
During the many decades she has been recognised as an artist, she has also worked as an academic and writer; a regular contributor to national arts journals and to contemporary art debate and development, and has held positions on a number of leading national boards and committees including the Australia Council for the Arts, Asialink, the National Association of the Visual Arts, Viscopy, the Institute of Modern Art, the Australian Flying Arts School and the Queensland Artworkers Alliance.
Hoffie left her position at the Queensland College of Art, Griffith University in 2016 to concentrate full-time on her own art practice. The University awarded her the title of Professor Emeritus in recognition of her long dedication to research, education and mentorship .
2017 my faith don’t mean a thing FireWorks Gallery Brisbane
2016 Service Industry FireWorks Gallery Brisbane
2015 Target Practice FireWorks Gallery Brisbane
2014 People do Have the Right to be Bigots, You Know, Canberra Contemporary Art Space
2013 you gotta love it, Artspace, Sydney
2013 Harden Up Princess, The Young, Wellington, New Zealand
2012 Stained Horizons, Slot Gallery, Sydney
2012 Disastabah, Woodford Folk Festival
2011 Kanak Labour, Queensland Centre for Photography, Brisbane
2011 War Ears, Swell Sculpture Festival, Currumbin
2010 Windwells: Channelling and Divining, State Library of Queensland
2010 BABELproJEKT, The Three Towers, Woodford Folk Festival 2010/11
2009 fugue for drowned memories, Woodford Folk Festival, Australia.
2009 Harvester for Dreams of Wildness #1, Fukuoka, Japan
2009 Troop Drill, Fort Lytton, Brisbane, Australia
2008 The Pacific Solution, Te Tuhi Art Centre, Auckland, New Zealand.
2008 Carnivale Extremis, Woodford Folk Festival, Australia.
2008 Carnivale Illuminata, Woodford Folk Festival, Australia
2008 Madame Illuminata Crack’s Phantasmagorical Invention for an Ecologically Sustainable Future, University Art Museum, (UAM), University of Queensland, Australia.
2006 Fully Exploited Labour, Survey Exhibition, University of Queensland Art Museum.
2005 Maribyrnong: No Place to Weep, Interesting Times, MCA, Sydney.
2004 drift, Institute of Modern Art, Brisbane.
2004 Soft Modernism, Esa Jaske Gallery, Sydney.
2003 Hero, Esa Jaske Gallery, Sydney
2003 Material Witness, Tamworth Regional gallery, National Touring Exhibition.
2002 Ideology and Artefact: The Faltering of Dreams, Museum of South Australia, Adelaide Festival, (2 locations).
2002 Inadequate Language, Brisbane Powerhouse.
2000 Masks and Monyments, Fukuoka Art Museums City Projects, Fukuoka, Japan.
1999 Madame Illuminata Crack’s Pictorial Guide to the Universe, Hanoi Institute of the Arts, Vietnam.
1998 Pigface: The forgotten spaces of my memory, Institute of Modern Art, Brisbane.
1997 a time for healing, Kong Ju Museum, Korea
1996 Teeming, Rochedale Gallery, UK
1996 Margin for Errors, Ten Year Survey Show, City Gallery, Brisbane
1996 Clean, White Man’s Burden, Manchester, UK
1996 Fully Exploited Labour, Queensland Art Gallery
1995 The Australian Game, Coventry, Sydney.
1994 Hero Walk (5 part installation), in Adelaide Installation, as part of the 1994 Adelaide Biennial of Australian Art
1994 Kunde, in Crossovers, LuancestonTasmania
1993 Whitewash, Magazine Space, Brisbane
1993 Halo Halo, Baguio Arts Centre, Baguio, Philippines
1993 Gimme Fiction, The Australia Centre, Manila, Philippines
1993 Cocons Taches, Australian Centre for Contemporary Art, Melbourne
1993 Talismanes Penguin Gallery, Manila, Philippines
1992 A Gigantic Weariness, Coventry Gallery, Sydney
1990 Veneer, Coventry Gallery, Sydney
1990 Home & Away, Institute of Modern Art, Brisbane
1989 Coventry Gallery, Sydney
1989 Contemporary Art Centre of South Australia, Adelaide
1988 Homage to the Unknown Woman #2, Roz MacAllan Gallery, Brisbane
1988 Pat Hoffie Residency Exhibition, Queensland Art Gallery
1987 Solo Exhibition, Roz MacAllan Gallery, Brisbane
1986 Homage to the Unknown Woman#1, Long Gallery, University of Wollongong
1983 The World According to Some of Us, Galerie Baguette, Brisbane
1980 Pat Hoffie, Solo exhibition, College of Advanced Education Gallery, Kelvin Grove Campus
1977 Pat Hoffie, Solo exhibition, Design Arts Centre, Brisbane
1976 Pat Hoffie, Solo exhibition, Design Arts Centre, Brisbane
1975 Pat Hoffie, Solo exhibition, College of Advanced Education Gallery, Kelvin Grove Campus
1974 Pat Hoffie, Solo exhibition, Cellars Gallery, Brisbane
2012 Brother Beast #2 & #3, in Animal/Human, UAM, Brisbane
2012 Fully Exploited Labor, in Social Networking, GOMA, Brisbane
2011 Brother Beast, in Australia Felix, Crane Arts Centre, Philadelphia
2011 Animals, People, A Shared Environment, in Pop Gallery, Brisbane
2010 tendernesses in Other Misconceptions, at Level, Brisbane
2010 endgame – The End of the Mohicans, in The Oyster’s Locale, Launceston, Tasmania
2010 anting-anting The Horse Rider in Santi Bose: Remixed, Revisited, Remembered in Yuchengko Museum, Makati, Philippines
2009 365 Days of Labour, Gympie Regional Art Gallery, Queensland.
2008 Under My Skin, touring Vietnam, Taiwan
2008 Under My Skin, Ateneo University Art Gallery, Manila, Philippines
2007 Art and Human Rights, the Limits of Tolerance, Australian National University, Canberra
2007 The Diamantina Project, HMAS Diamantina, Brisbane
2006 Inter Image Three, Tokyo Gedai National University of Fine Art and Music, Tokyo, Japan
2005 Enigmatic, Shandong College of Arts, Shandong, China
2002 queue, Canberra Contemporary Art Space
2002 material witness, 15th Tamworth Fibre Textile Biennia , Tamworth, and traveling to 7 galleries in 7 states.
2001 Transit Narratives, Venice, Italy
2000 Topographies, Fire-works Galleries, Brisbane
2001 The Sports Exhibition, Ipswich Regional Art Gallery
2001 QUT Alumni Exhibition, QUT Gallery, Brisbane
2000 Topographies, Fire-works Galleries, Brisbane
1999 Wish You Were Here, Smith & Stoneley, Brisbane
1999 9 Dragon Heads, Kong Ju, Korea
1997 The Book Exhibition, Luz Gallery, Manila
1997 A Tentative Horticulture, Chongju, Korea
1997 XX, Metro Arts, Brisbane
1997 Good Grief, Institute of Modern Art, Brisbane
1995 Mistranslated Mythologies, Kong Ju, Korea
1995 technotheologia, Monash University Gallery, Melbourne.
1995 Out of the Void: Mad&Bad Women, Queensland Art Gallery
1995 Chameleon, 20 years
1994 ‘Lorena Says: Don’t Get Mad, Get Even’, in Knowing the Sensorium, Institute of Modern Art.
1994 Hanoi/Brisbane Exchange Project, Hanoi
1994 20 Years, Coventry Galleries
1993 Working from the Wounds, Baguio Arts Festival, Baguio, Philippines
1993 Postcards from Manila, in Off the Wall Exhibition, Gold Coast Gallery
1993 Political Bedrooms, Fireworks Gallery
1993 Alice Painting Prize, Alice Springs
1992 Transgenerational, Queensland Art Gallery
1992 Horizon, Gallery Constantinople
1991 The Intimate Experience, Ivan Dougherty Gallery, Sydney
1991 Pure Filth, Space Plenitude, Brisbane
1991 Instant Imaging, Queensland Art Gallery
1991 Vessel, in Frames of Reference, Artspace Dissonance Project, Australian Feminism Retrospective at Pier 3/4, Sydney
1991 Dihedron exhibition, Space Plenitude, Brisbane
1991 Against Pure War, Institute of Modern Art, Brisbane
1990 Vache (for AIDS) Site, Brisbane
1990 Shifting Parameters, Queensland Art Gallery
1990 Out of Asia, Heide Park Gallery, Melbourne, Nolan Gallery, Lanyon Homestead, Canberra
1990 King of the Mountain, Queensland Arts Council Gallery, and touring Queensland
1990 Expressions in Print Toowoomba Regional Art Gallery, and touring Queensland
1990 Black & White Show, Coventry Gallery, Sydney
1989 Intimate Drawing, Coventry Gallery, Sydney
1989 Eastern Ways, Western Means, Queensland Art Gallery
1989 Australian Perspecta, National Survey Exhibition, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney
1989 Art Exciting, Museum of Saitama, Japan
1988 Works on Paper Roz MacAllan Gallery, Brisbane
1987 Seven Queensland Artists of Distinction Noosa Regional Gallery, Queensland College of Art Gallery
1986 Australian Painters of the Seventies, Queensland Art Gallery
1985 Queensland Works 1950-1985 A Survey of 80 Artists, University of Queensland
1984 Queensland Artists – Painting and Drawing, Noosa Regional Gallery
1984 Lillian Pederson Drawing Exhibition, Queensland Art Gallery
1983 Queensland Women Artists, Noosa Regional Gallery, and Rockhampton.
1982 Works On Paper, Darling Downs Institute of Advanced Education.
1982 Independent Artists, MIM Building, Melbourne
1980 Lillian Pederson Drawing Exhibition, Queensland Art Gallery
1981 L.J. Harvey Exhibition, Queensland Art Gallery
1979 L.J. Harvey Exhibition, Queensland Art Gallery