kuril dhagun Artist in Residence

In 2015, kuril dhagun launched the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Artist in Residence program, opening with the initial theme ‘unsettled’.

The program aims to connect community knowledge to State Library of Queensland’s collections through a three month long creative project. The project will result in a display in part of kuril dhagun’s exhibition gallery on Level 1 of the State Library building at South Bank.

The program will provide artists with an opportunity to contribute new stories, histories and knowledge to SLQ’s collections through a supported creative practice from an Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander perspective.

The Artist in Residence program is open to both emerging and established artists working either individually or as part of an art centre or organisation, who work in any creative medium, who identify as Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander.

The inaugural Artist in Residence is Boneta-Marie Mabo, a contemporary visual artist whose works explore social, political and cultural issues that both directly and indirectly affect Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women and children. Boneta-Marie’s residency will conclude in October 2015.

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