Last Seen Exhibition 2023

Over 13 million Australians have one or more chronic eye conditions with close to 500,000 a vision-impaired or blind.  Around 90% of all blindness and vision impairment is preventable or treatable if detected early.

How much would you value your memories if you started to lose sight?

Last Seen is a creative showcase, pairing vision-impaired Australians with renowned artists and composers to depict their last, or most cherished, visual memory. A partnership between the Queensland Eye Institute Foundation and Griffith University, it is a project like no other – it has the power to save sight.

Last Seen – A Performance to Save Sight

Featuring the Conservatorium Symphony Orchestra and Choir with the Voices of Birralee, the Last Seen concert in April 2023 brought these powerful stories to life through music, art and short film. Conducted by Peter Morris, the repertoire debuts original and inspirational works from composers including Dr Ralph Hultgren AM, Tim Davies, Dr Jeff Usher, Paul Jarman and Dr Catherine Likhuta.

Photo of orchestra playing at the Conservatorium

When:                         Friday 21 April. 7pm arrival for 7.30pm start.

Where:                        Griffith University, Queensland Conservatorium, 140 Grey St, South Brisbane

The recording of the concert is now live on our YouTube channel here.

Last Seen – An Exhibition to Save Sight

This free multisensory exhibition brings these memories to life through a stunning display of art, soundscapes and short film. The exhibition debuts original works from Robert Brownhall, Rick Everingham, Tracie Eaton, Kym Hart, Meredith Howse. Gary Myers and Naomi White. The exhibition also pioneers new ways to experience and access the arts.

When:                   18– 29 April 2023 (10am- 4pm).

Where:                Grey St Gallery, Griffith University Queensland College of Art.

Cost:                     Free

Venues for both events are wheelchair accessible and accessible for patrons who are blind/vision impaired, or deaf/hard-of-hearing.

Oliver Fanshawe with artist Gary Myers and Seeing Eye Dog Sadie