Off Site: An Unsteady Compass
Off Site: An Unsteady Compass


Lou Conboy

15 – 17 October 2021

Location: The Unconformity, Scout Hall, 15 Bowes St, Queenstown

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How do we navigate the mythologies that have been written over the top of landscape? 

Sited in Queenstown, An Unsteady Compass questions the frontier legends that have shaped its culture. To chart this path, Lou Conboy has deployed her alter-ego Sisyphina, a figure whose actions are never ending but futile, to critique the myths and the impositions on the landscape.

Lou Conboy is from nipaluna/ Tasmania. Using video, photography and sculpture she documents gestures that explore themes relating to impermanence, absurdity, conjuring, grief, the uncanny and decay. An Unsteady Compass was developed for Circumbinary orbits, a project presented at CAT in 2020.

An Unsteady Compass is presented in partnership with The Unconformity. Lou Conboy developed the work while in residence at Q Bank Gallery, Queenstown.


Image credit: Lou Conboy, An Unsteady Compass, video still, 2020. Courtesy of the artist.

Video credits:

Videography – Joseph Shrimpton
Sound – Lou Conboy and Joseph Shrimpton

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