Sabbia Gallery is thrilled to announce that Freja Carmichael will be our guest speaker at the official launch of Clay Stories at Gladstone Regional Art Gallery and Museum on Friday 22 February.
Freja Carmichael is a Ngugi woman belonging to the Quandamooka People of Moreton Bay. She is a curator working indpendently across the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander visual arts and culture sector. Her work is dedicated to the preservation and promotion of traditional fibre knowledge and collaborative curatorial approaches.
She has curated and co-curated a number of exhibitions including Around and within at Macquarie Group collection (2018), The Commute at the Institute of Modern Art, Brisbane (2018), Weaving Water Stories at Festival 2018, Gold Coast Commonwealth Games and Gathering Strands at Redland Art Gallery (2016).
In 2014, Freja received an Australia Council for the Arts emerging curatorial fellowship and the 2016 National Gallery of Australia International Indigenous Arts fellowship. More recently, she was awarded the inaugural Macquarie Group First Nations emerging curator award.
Currently, Freja is undertaking curatorial projects with the Institute of Modern Art, The University of Queensland Art Museum, Redland Art Gallery and is a member of Blaklash Collective.
Clay Stories is already on at Gladstone running from 15 December 2018 to 23 March 2019.
In conjunction with the official launch of the Clay Stories Touring Exhibition at Gladstone Regional Art Gallery and Museum in Queensland on Friday 22 February 2019, an adult's and children's (8-15 years) workshop will be held on Friday 22 and Saturday 23 February respectively from 10.30am to 12.30pm with exhibiting artists Nephi Denham (pictured left) and Abe Muriata (pictured right) from Girringun Aboriginal Art Centre. Girringun AAC supports and represents Aboriginal people from the rainforest of Far North Queensland. Enquiries and RSVP for workshops to the gallery firstname.lastname@example.org
Image Around and within exhibition with Nadeena Dixon, Spirit Lines series and Bonnie Burangarra, Fish Traps. Photography by Flashpoint Labs.