Elisa Jane Carmichael
05 July 2018
Elisa Jane Carmichael has curated an evening to celebrate saltwater resources through gathering, feasting, storytelling, yarning, and weaving. Carmichael is Ngugi woman from Quandamooka Country (Moreton/Moorgumpin and Stradbroke Island/Minjerribah, Queensland), whose practice draws inspiration from her cultural identity and heritage to preserve her connection to the sand and sea (Yoolooburrabee).
We welcome you to partake in the ritual of feasting, and gather to taste and share foods of Quandamooka Country. Whilst feasting and yarning, you will a weave a collaborative ghost net using ropes from discarded sea debris, using traditional loops and knots to form fishing nets.
This gathering will be a space for sharing food, culture and stories. Bring your own saltwater stories to share and hear from Uncle Bob Andersen, Ngugi elder of Moreton Island (Moorgumpin) and senior member of the North Stradbroke Island (Minjerribah) community.
This celebration will be in the spirit of NAIDOC’s week and the 2018 theme ‘Because of her, we can!’
Elisa Jane Carmichael is a multi-disciplinary artist, creating across a breadth of media, including painting, weaving, textile design and fashion using acrylic paints, natural fibres, found and synthetic materials. She holds a Masters of Fine Art in Fashion by Research at the Queensland University of Technology in 2017. She presented her university research at Oxford University, Unite Kingdom in 2016 and has exhibited nationally and internationally with Lendlease, Brisbane; Onespace Gallery, Brisbane; Gilimbaa, Queensland; Powerhouse, Brisbane; The Box, Brisbane, The Cube, London; and Heathrow Airport, London. Her work is held in numerous collections, including Queensland Museum, Brisbane; Sunshine Coast University, Sippy Downs; Redland Art Gallery, Cleveland; Quandamooka Yoolooburrabee Aboriginal Corporation, Dunwich; and Lady Cilento Children’s Hospital, Brisbane.
To attend please register via Eventbrite here.