Indigenous Art Program 2019

Take a stroll through Brisbane’s CBD to explore contemporary Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artworks. These works can be found on building walls, projected onto bridges and on display at Museum of Brisbane.

Running from 1 May to 31 July 2019, join an artist talk, a panel discussion or guided walking tour to learn more about the artists and artworks.

Learn about the free public program including guided walking tours and register for events.


This year’s exhibition explores the theme of Shared Connections. It offers 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.

Take a look at the Outdoor Gallery map in conjunction with the table below to see where each artwork will be located.

Check out the projections appearing on the William Jolly Bridge.

Location Artist
Museum of Brisbane, Level 3, Brisbane City Hall Michael Cook
Hutton Lane Jenna Lee
Eagle Lane Hannah Gutchen
King George Square Kim Ah Sam
Giffin Lane Sandy Family Cloak
Fish Lane Delvene Cockatoo-Collins
Edison Lane Tamika Grant-Iramu
Irish Lane Kane Brunjes
Irish Lane Georgia Walsh
Edward Street Sonja Carmichael
Edward Street Dale Harding
William Jolly Bridge Casey Coolwell
William Jolly Bridge Rachel Sarra
William Jolly Bridge Riki Salam

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:17 May 2019
Topics: creative