Indigenous Art Program 2019

From 1 May to 31 July 2019, contemporary Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artworks were found through Brisbane's Central Business District as part of the Indigenous Art Program. Artworks were complemented with a public program of artist talks, panel discussions and guided walking tours.

Theme

This year’s exhibition explored the theme of Shared Connections. It offered opportunities to gain a deeper understanding of Australia’s First Nations’ people.

“We are proud to be the longest continuing culture on the planet. Unfortunately colonisation interrupted our cultural practices, particularly on the east coast of Australia. We as a community are relearning, regenerating and reinterpreting our identities through new mediums that reflect our past, present and future.

Shared Connections aims to educate the wider community and present an opportunity to gain a deeper understanding of our resilience, fortitude and progression.”  (Blaklash Projects, exhibition curators)

Artists and artworks

Find out about the Indigenous Art Program 2019 artists and artworks.

Exhibition curators - Blaklash Projects

Blaklash Projects is a 100% Indigenous owned business delivering arts and cultural events and creative projects that showcase Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander voices. Troy Casey (Kamilaroi) and Amanda Hayman (Wakka Wakka/Kalkadoon) have extensive experience working in partnership with community to develop community-celebrated programs.

More information

You can also learn more about other Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander programs and initiatives hosted by Council. 

Last updated:1 August 2019
Topics: creative