Its been awhile since we have posted and a lot has been going on!
Our team members have been busy creating new and creative programs for the coming months in kuril dhagun with lots of things planned so keep coming back and checking in…you never know what’s going to happen! But some pretty awesome things have been happening for our team members and we are excited to share some of this news with you all.
kuril dhagun’s Exhibition Officer/ Curator Katina received two very exciting emails today!
She’s one of 10 people who have been selected to participate in the 2014 Wesfarmers Arts Indigenous Leadership program at the National Gallery of Australia in Canberra for 10 days in October. During this time she will learn the ins and outs of the National Gallery and in particular, their Indigenous art collection. She will also be attending talks, participate in discussions and building an Australia wide network of professionals in the Indigenous Art sector.
As well as working in the creation of exhibitions, Katina is also a practicing artist. She’s been selected as a finalist in the Redland Art Awards 2014- a biennial contemporary painting competition presented by Redland Art Gallery this October. Stay tuned for more information and other exciting announcements.
Our Exhibition support officer, Elisa Jane Carmichael – who is also a Salt Water Murris Quandamooka artist in residence is off to Melbourne this week to meet with prospective partners in the fashion industry. Leecee’s beautiful artwork could be featured on clothing, textile and silks in the near future. We will be sure to promote this as it unfolds.
Elisa recently worked in collaboration with Indigenous creative agency, Gilimbaa on her 2014 solo exhibition 100 for 100. The exhibition was a huge success. At the moment her collection Idalia, is currently installed in the Biology building of the University of Queensland.
Her After the burn, collection which was exhibited at the Cairns Indigenous Art Fair has returned to Salt Water Murris Quandamooka Art Gallery on North Stradbroke Island. Elisa is from Quandamooka country and this body of work is related to the January 2014 bush fires on North Stradbroke Island.
From September 22, some of Elisa’s textiles will be exhibited in kuril dhagun along with the Salt Water Murris Quandamooka artists in the Offset exhibition.
Her next upcoming exhibition Pull of the Moon, will be open at The Hold Art space from September 16 -27th.
Meanwhile, Elisa’s painting, Amity Sunset continues to tour around the world in Paul Smith’s exhibition, Hello My Name is Paul Smith which opened at the London Museum of Design last November.
so….Tuesday’s are becoming great news days for us here!