Weaving the Way
Curated by Freja Carmichael
July 26 – January 18

Guest curator Freja Carmichael presents Weaving the Way featuring works from the UQ Art Collection. This exhibition makes visible the layers of meaning and wisdom carried in contemporary fibre works by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists. Honouring visual languages of the past through form, material and technique, the artists included in this exhibition weave together the spiritual, cultural and historical.

Daniel Beeron Galaman
Elisa Jane Carmichael
Janet Fieldhouse 
Davina Harries 
Doris Kinjun
Grace Lillian Lee
Abe Muriata
Emily Murray
Debra Murray
Susie Pascoe
Cecilia Peter
Dorothy Short
Eileen Tep 
Delissa Walker
Maria Ware
Rita Wikmunea 
Hersey Yunkaporta

Freja Carmichael is a Ngugi woman belonging to the Quandamooka People of Moreton Bay. A graduate of UQ’s Master of Museum Studies program (2014), Carmichael is a curator working across the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander visual arts and culture sector. Carmichael recently curated Around and within, Space Gallery, Sydney (2018), and was a co-curator of The Commute, Institute of Modern Art, Brisbane (2018). Carmichael is also a member of Brisbane-based Indigenous curatorial trio, Blaklash Collective. In 2014, Carmichael received an Australia Council for the Arts Emerging Curator’s Fellowship with Redland Art Gallery and was awarded the National Gallery of Australia International Indigenous Arts Fellowship at Aboriginal Art Museum Utrecht, The Netherlands (2016).

Weaving The Way 2019
Installation view, UQ Art Museum
Photo: Carl Warner