Opportunity for fibre artists and weavers

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander fibre art project:
Continuity of weaving traditions

There is a call for Expressions of Interest from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander weavers, fibre artists
and community groups connected to South East Queensland is being sought for the development
of a fibre art project.

Redland Art Gallery, the project aims to:

  • celebrate and promote the vitality of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander weaving traditions
  • explore old ways and new forms and interpretations that are associated with traditional practices, linking the past, present and future
  • observe a diversity of techniques, styles, materials and symbolism related to artists’ cultural connections, country and community
  • encourage opportunities for exchange, skills and cultural development and connect artists from
    local and nearby regions.

Installation by Elisa Jane Carmichael, 2014

 

Artists will be invited to explore continuity of weaving traditions themes, through new or existing works.

The project will be working towards an exhibition outcome at Redland Art Gallery (Cleveland) in 2016
and aims to develop an accompanying catalogue and negotiate a tour of the works to other venues
(subject to funding). Standard artist loan fees will be provided to participating artists.

Practicing Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander weavers, fibre artists and community groups connected
to South East Queensland are invited to express interest in being involved in this project. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander visual artists and practitioners working in other mediums are also encouraged. Please submit 3-5 images of your work, one page CV and artist statement by Friday 19 December, 2014 to:

Freja Carmichael, Curatorial Officer, Redland Art Gallery, Redland City Council, PO Box 21, Cleveland Q 4163

Or via email: freja.carmichael@redland.qld.gov.au

For any enquiries or further information please contact Freja on (07) 3829 8634 or email.