Me me me dreaming by Richard Bell (2013)
Maiwar, which began in 2016, is an annual city-wide Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander contemporary art program offering a platform for showcase, discussion and professional development.
Maiwar is the traditional word used to refer to the waterway now known as the Brisbane River.
Since 2016, BlakLash Collective in partnership with Brisbane City Council have been the curators of the Maiwar program.
BlakLash Collective is made up three members, Freja Carmichael, Katina Davidson and Amanda Hayman. As a newly establish collective, BlakLash was developed out of their longstanding working relationship and identified need for culturally appropriate representation in the consultation, development and delivery of creative projects involving Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists.
In 2017, 13 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists took part in the Maiwar program which saw artworks displayed across the Vibrant Laneways outdoor gallery and at the Museum of Brisbane. The program also included large light projections onto the William Jolly Bridge.
From Tony Albert's Get Rhythm When You Get Blues to Richard Bell's Me me me dreaming light projection, take a look at the artworks that displayed during Maiwar 2017.
For more information about Maiwar phone Council on 3403 8888.
You can also learn more about other Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander programs and initiatives hosted by Council.