The Pulse Chamber Orchestra is an ensemble of selected School of Music string students directed by Patrick Murphy and Associate Professor Adam Chalabi. The orchestra performs unconducted, each member contributing to the artistic vision of the works. Pulse’s eclectic repertoire ranges from masterworks of the string orchestra and string quartet genre, to transcriptions of Bartok’s Mikrokosmos, to works of contemporary and past Australian composers.

Pulse also collaborates frequently with choirs and vocalists, most notably in with The Choir of Temple Church in 2017, in performing liturgical repertoire including works of Bruckner, Rutter, CPE Bach, J .S. Bach and Benjamin Britten. Pulse regularly engages with school students through visits and tours in regional areas, including the 2017 Cairns tour (supported by the Kinnane Bequest) where they worked with over one hundred staff and students.



UQ Art Museum Exhibition Information

Summer Mixer: New Exhibitions, New Curators

Monday 10 December 2018 - Saturday 18 May 2019.

Summer Mixer is a suite of summer exhibitions curated by students. Diverse in content and theme, the shows draw directly from the UQ Art Collection. Based on exhibition proposals conceived during UQ’s Visual Arts Curating and Writing course, the exhibitions were developed through mentorship, guidance, and physical access to collection artworks. Brittany Traverso’s exhibition examines artworks which employ satire to puncture Australia’s perceived egalitarian society; Taylor Hall sought artworks that deal almost compulsively with physical processes, materials and tactility, and Bree Di Mattina’s exhibition displays artworks that queer and reimagine established narratives and iconography.


Second Sight: Witchcraft, Ritual, Power

Friday 1 March - Saturday 29 June 2019.

Second Sight: Witchcraft, Ritual, Power brings together artists who conjure ideas related to witchcraft, sorcery and magical practices. The exhibition offers a space for intuition, rituals, collective happenings, incantations, and peripheral activity — practices recurrently dismissed as mere magical phenomena.

A series of renowned historic etchings counterbalance new artworks that depict or disrupt ‘witch iconography’ and impressions of witchcraft. Second Sight gives precedence to inexplicable occurrences, expressions of difference, superstition, sexual power, and the potency of the natural world in ways that are bodily and visceral yet also incorporeal.

About 2019 UQ Art Museum Series


James and Mary Emelia Mayne Centre Building, University Dr, St Lucia QLD 4072
The UQ Art Museum