Prototypes Making Space | MAXIMUM MADNESS

Next date: Wednesday, 24 April 2024 | 07:00 AM to Sunday, 30 June 2024 | 04:00 PM


Prototypes activity space was developed in collaboration with artists Alfredo and Isabel Aquilizan as part of their artwork in MAXIMUM MADNESS: Art Inspired by Mad Max.

Located inside the exhibition space in Gallery 1, the artists invite you to imagine what makes a perfect weapon and create it using recycled cardboard, then contribute your creation to an evolving communal display. 

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Image: Isabel Aquilizan creating a weapon using recycled cardboard, Rockhampton Museum of Art. Mad Dog Productions. 


FREE | Bookings not required for children and families

  • Adults must supervise the children in their care at all times
  • During school terms, Prototypes activity space may be closed for school and group bookings - please call ahead if you would like to confirm that the space will be available during your visit
  • During school holidays, Prototypes activity space will have a staff member present to assist from 9.30am - 12.30pm daily


Schools and Groups | Bookings essential

  • Complete a booking request form using the button below
  • Groups of 16 or less are free
  • Groups of 17 or more start at $65.00/hour (inc. GST) to cover materials and staffing 


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About Isabel and Alfredo Aquilizan

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Isabel and Alfredo Aquilizan are a Filipino-Australian artist couple currently based in Meanjin/Brisbane. Their practice spans over 20 years, across 100 exhibitions in numerous countries around the world. Their artworks are collaborative and collective in nature, often inviting public engagement in contributing to their own pieces, culminating in large-scale sculptural works.

Living between the Philippines and Australia, their work explores themes inspired by their diasporic lifestyle, the meaning of ‘home’, and the sense of belonging that one often connects with one’s own identity. These themes are reflected in their choice of materials associated with moving and travelling, including cardboard boxes, packing tape, and reclaimed materials, which also reference the resourcefulness that comes from living in a developing country.

…Our work is grounded on the idea of engagements. First is the engagement with the site, the community and materials within, and how these inform and create meaning in the work. Second is the engagement with the exhibition brief and how the concept is being generated within this framework. Third is the engagement with the space and how it dictates the form and context of the work, and lastly the engagement with audience, instigating participation in the creation and in the process, proliferating the meaning of the work…

- Isabel and Alfredo Aquilizan, 2024

Image: Isabel and Alfredo Aquilizan holding cardboard weapons created at Rockhampton Museum of Art. Mad Dog Productions. 


  • Saturday, 16 March 2024 | 09:00 AM - Sunday, 30 June 2024 | 04:00 PM
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