Spare Parts: The School Competition!

  What is Spare Parts?
Spare Parts is an exhibition being held at the Brisbane Powerhouse from 9th November until 5th December 2010. The opening night is Friday 12th November 2010. Spare Parts will bring together a diverse range of artists all using pre-loved prosthetic limbs as their canvas.

As an exhibition Spare Parts will create and promote about 40 individual pieces of art and parallel to this, a positive and open conversation about prosthetics.

The diversity of artists is a very important component of the exhibition as is their interpretation of each limb. Those involved range from a world class graffiti artist, tattooists, a poet, painters, comic artists, to one of Australia’s most popular up and coming sculptors.

Beyond the traditional scope of “what is art” Spare Parts will also include a fashion designer, a milliner, a jeweller and a cobbler.

The limbs have come from all over Australia, America and even Laos!

How can I get involved?
A competition is now open for all Brisbane high school students, and all you need is an idea to get started! The lucky winner will get to join the ranks of established artists from all over Australia, a great opportunity for those budding artists out there.

All art forms are welcome, from painting to welding! The winner will be provided with a leg as their canvas / starting point and the final piece needs to be completed by the 4th October 2010. To enter complete and return pages two and three of the entry form by the 9th August 2010.

School groups are also welcome to attend Spare Parts, and a tour / discussion with the curator will be available upon request. Please contact us to discuss this option for your school.

ENTRY FORM and POSTER are now available online:

Thank you to Brisbane Prosthetics and Orthotics (BPO) for sponsoring this competition!!!!