Image: Tangled by Katina Davidson, 2016. Oil on linen.
Maiwar is a contemporary art program of First Nations' art and culture celebrated through a series of outdoor exhibitions, panel discussions and guided tours. Located in the heart of Brisbane CBD, Maiwar offers rich and diverse responses to the artist’s connection to Maiwar and the surrounding areas.
Now in its third year, the month-long program offers in-depth learning and engagement with First Nation contemporary art practices which include nine outdoor gallery sites including a display at Museum of Brisbane and large-scale projections on to the William Jolly Bridge. Maiwar also offers opportunities for the public to chat with the artists and curators at the one the many guided tours and panel discussions.
Artwork in Maiwar 2018 responds to the thematic concept of ‘endurance’; celebrating Aboriginal people’s strength and resilience as the longest living culture in the world.
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Discover the artworks and learn more about the talented artists whose artworks will be on display during Maiwar 2018.
This series brings together artists and curators to discuss collaboration and mentorships, landscape and Country and storytelling through art.
Explore the Maiwar Outdoor Exhibition with the Maiwar curators on these 90-minute guided walking tours through Brisbane’s CBD.
Learn more about the awe-inspiring, contemporary artworks that were on display during Maiwar 2017.
This year artworks will be featured in Eagle Lane, Fish Lane, Hutton Lane, King George Square car park, Giffin Lane, Irish Lane (Charlotte Street), Edward Street (Between Elizabeth and Charlotte Street), William Jolly Bridge, Edison Lane and Museum of Brisbane.
Artwork location map
Maiwar curators - BlakLash Collective
BlakLash Collective is a small arts business that is 100% Indigenous owned and operated. The collective members are Amanda Hayman (Kalkadoon and Wakka Wakka), Freja Carmichael (Ngugi, Quandamooka) and Katina Davidson (Yuggera and Kullilli). Each member has an impressive resume of education, experience and involvement in the arts and cultural industries.
BlakLash Collective specialises in providing innovative curatorial approaches to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander art and artist engagement. Since 2016, BlakLash Collective has proudly worked in partnership with Brisbane City Council to produce Maiwar, the annual city-wide Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander contemporary art program. Within the last three years, Maiwar has engaged 35 contemporary Indigenous artists and each year it has provided opportunities for emerging artists to be showcased alongside established and internationally recognised artists.