Portfolio

 2018 PROJECTS

 

MEEANJIN MARKETS - APRIL 2018

 

Blaklash Projects were the creative producers and event managers of the Meeanjin Markets. We work with South East Queensland Indigenous Chamber of Commerce (SEQICC) to create and deliver a 2-day artisan market and cultural festival. 

 

More info : meeanjinmarket.com.au

 

Photos by Lewis James Media: 

Entry to Meeanjin Markets 

Yerongpan dancers

Hannah Gutchen with Kaizis Coconut products

Shoppers at Amber's Food Wraps  

 

WEAVING WATER STORIES

 

Blaklash were the Project Managers for the large-scale woven installation that was on display at Gold Coast's Festival 2018 and at Brisbane's Flowstate. 

 

More info : weavingwaterstories.com

 

Photos: 

Donna Page, Creation Kinship Country and River 2018

Hannah Gutchen, Aumkep / A Cloud Chronicle 2018

Sonja Carmichael, Circles of life 2018

 

 

 

ORIGIN LANGUAGE PROJECT

 

Blaklash assisted Origin in connecting with the local Aboriginal community to embed Aboriginal language into the design of the new Origin headquarters at 180 Ann St, Brisbane. 

 

ORIGIN’S PURPOSE

Origin people come together (mandana)

to share ideas and knowledge through dialogue (mirrumbun) in order to create and build solutions (dhurn bunnu), working to get energy right for our customers, community and planet.

 

Photo: 

Uncle Des Sandy and Melanie Grills

 

 

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LENDLEASE NAIDOC PROJECT

 

Blaklash Projects were approached by Lendlease to develop a Naidoc artwork that could engage the staff and community at Bowen Hills. 

 

We worked with artist Casey Coolwell to create an interactive activity that prompt contributors to think about the Naidoc theme "Because of her, we can", and add a fingerprint to a bright and beautiful collaborative artwork to be displayed in the Lendlease offices. 

 

Images: 

Naidoc artwork by Chaboo designs

 

 

RICHARD BELL'S EMBASSY

 

Blaklash was excited to program the provocative installation - Embassy. This thought-provoking space pays homage to the Aboriginal Tent Embassy – the world’s longest running protest. We held 3 days of films, presentations and conversations during Festival 2018.  

 

More info : Embassy

 

Photos: 

Richard Bell's Embassy installed at Broadbeach, Gold Coast

Troy speaking with artist Elisa Jane Carmichael

 

SEE MY STORY

 

Blaklash assisted the Department of Justice in the curation of See My Story. The exhibition presented a special collection of artworks produced by young Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists who have been associated with the Youth Justice system and spent time at the Brisbane Youth Detention Centre or Cleveland Youth Detention Centre in Townsville. It was held at QPAC

 

More info : See my Story

 

Photos: Artwork produced by young people in Youth Detention, names not disclosed. 

 
 

LITTLE YAWAR

 

QPAC engaged Blaklash Projects to plan and deliver elements of Little Yawar at Out of the Box children's festival. Yawar means "a coming together of clans", and this was a family-friendly program of cultural dancing, singing, storytelling and weaving. 

 

More info : Little Yawar

 

Photos: 

Troy Casey and Lola Harward

Malu Kiai Mura Buai Dance Company

Amanda Hayman weaving circle

Yerongpan Dancers

 

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BLAK CURATORIAL EXCHANGE

 

The National Association for the Visual Arts (NAVA) is the national peak body for visual arts. NAVA partnered with Blaklash to create and deliver a six-week professional development program for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists who are interested in developing their curatorial skills. This program is the first of its kind in Queensland and aims to strengthen the sector by enhancing knowledge and support networks. 

 

More info : Blak Curatorial Exchange

 

Photos by LaVonne Bobongie. 

 

 

 

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SINGLE FILE

 

A temporary artwork in the Brisbane River by Warraba Weatherall. The artwork comments on the role of the archive, in documenting, storing information about Aboriginal people and western interpretations of the materials, which attempt to render Indigenous cultures as ‘knowable’ and ‘possessable’.

 

This artwork was a part of Co-MMotion, Brisbane City Council’s 2018 Temporary Art Program, produced by people+artist+place and Blaklash Projects. 

 

More info : Medium.com

 

Photos by Naomi O'Reilly. 

 

 

 

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MEEANJIN MARKETS - DECEMBER 2018

 

Blaklash Projects were the creative producers and event managers of the Meeanjin Markets. We work with South East Queensland Indigenous Chamber of Commerce (SEQICC) to create and deliver a 2-day artisan market and cultural festival. 

 

More info : meeanjinmarket.com.au

 

Photos by Lewis James Media. 

 

 

 
 

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 2019 PROJECTS

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TOMORROWS TRADITIONS

Curated by Blaklash Projects at QPAC, Tomorrow’s Traditions showcases the evolution of Aboriginal song and dance in South East Queensland. It celebrates the vibrancy and diversity of storytelling through this art form by exploring movement, language, body paint, instruments, and cultural exchange.

 

More info : qpac.qld.gov.au/tomorrow

 

Photos by LaVonne Bobongie

 

 

Saltwater Freshwater Art Award 

Amanda had the opportunity to judge the Mid-North Coast of New South Wales region's premier Aboriginal Art Prize. The subsequent exhibition will see contemporary Aboriginal artwork and cultural objects from some of the leading artists and designers travel to four galleries within the region.

 

More info : www.saltwaterfreshwater.com.au/what-we-do/saltwater-freshwater-aboriginal-art-award-exhibition/

 

Photos courtesy of the Glasshouse Port Macquarie

 

 

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