For her exhibition The Country Within, palawa woman Mandy Quadrio has created a series of large-scale sculptures using a natural material rich with spiritual and cultural meaning: Tasmanian bull kelp.
Quadrio invites you to learn about the physical process of manipulating Tasmanian bull kelp, while hearing stories that reveal the power and cultural significance of this unique natural material to her people and Country.
Join Quadrio for this free, hands-on workshop within the IMA Belltower space.
Mandy Quadrio is a Brisbane-based artist working across sculpture, installation, and mixed media. As a proud palawa woman with strong connections to her ancestral countries of the Coastal Plains Nation and the Oyster Bay Nation of North-East and Eastern Tasmania, her art practice brings forward First Nations histories and self-representation. Quadrio is currently a Doctorate candidate at Queensland College of Art, Griffith University.
In 2018 she held her first solo exhibition, Speaking beyond the Vitrine at Metro Arts, Brisbane. Recent group shows include: Unleashed, Artisan, Brisbane (2018); Around and within, Space Gallery, Sydney (2018); Hatched National Graduate Show, Perth Institute of Contemporary Art, Perth (2018); and Maiwar, Brisbane City Council, Brisbane (2018).