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. 

 

 

 
 

Portfolio

 2019 PROJECTS

 

Brisbane City Council Indigenous Art Program

 

Shared Connections is the Indigenous Art Program 2019 exhibition. From 1 May to 31 July 2019, contemporary Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artworks were found through Brisbane's Central Business District as part of the Indigenous Art Program. Artworks were complemented with a public program of artist talks, panel discussions and guided walking tours.

 

More info : www.brisbane.qld.gov.au

Photos courtesy of Brisbane City Council

 

 

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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

 

 

 

 
 

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

 

Photos courtesy of the Glasshouse Port Macquarie

 

 

 

Brisbane City Council Buses

Brisbane City Council has four buses featuring the works of two Brisbane-based Indigenous artists, Rachael Sarra and Casey Coolwell, on four buses travelling throughout the city. The bus designs aim to increase pride and foster an innovative and creative community.

 

More info : www.brisbane.qld.gov.au

 

Photos courtesy of Brisbane City Council 

 

 

 

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RASN First Nations Forum

Creative Alliance engaged Blaklash Projects to deliver a 3-day residential gathering of First Nations arts professionals to collaboratively develop a new plan for regional arts and culture for the South East Queensland North Region (SEQN) which encompasses the local government areas of Gympie, Noosa, Sunshine Coast, Moreton Bay, Redlands and Somerset.

More info: www.caa.creativealliance.org.au

Photo courtesy of Feral Arts

 

Connecting with Local Stories

Delivered as a part of Brisbane Festival's 2019 program, Connecting with Local Stories are intimate storytelling events on King Street that offers insights from local Aboriginal community members as they share stories connected to Brisbane. Supported by Lendlease. 

More info: www.brisbanefestival.com.au

 

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Elisa Jane Carmichael : Evening Lights

Evening Lights were projections that explored dusk and the element of fire. The artwork had an exhibition and spoken-word poetry sessions. Presented as a part of Brisbane City Council's Temporary Art Program 2019, this project has been produced by Metro Arts and people+artist+place, curated by Blaklash Projects and made possible through the support of Lendlease and Gilimbaa.

More info: www.brisbanefestival.com.au

Our Stories and Designs exhibition

Logan Art Gallery presents an exhibition of recent works by local  Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists: Kyra Mancktelow, Casey Coolwell, Jessica Skeen-McKinnon, Sally Terare, Sylvia Nakachi, Cara Shields and Kim Williams.

 

Exhibition curated by Amanda Hayman, Blaklash Projects.

More info: www.logan.qld.gov.au

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Floating Lands

Blaklash Projects worked with Noosa Art Gallery and Creative Alliance to organise First Nations community painting workshops for Brook Andrew's Travelling Colony project for Floating Lands festival 2019. The caravans were activated during the festival by sound works, talks and a special performance by Digi Youth Arts. 

More info: www.noosa.qld.gov.au/floating-land

 
 

Open Homes

La Boite Theatre presents Opne Homes by Jeffery Tan. 

This project gave strangers the opportunity to go inside the homes of Troy Casey and Amanda Hayman of Blaklash Projects and gain insights into the life of a young couple living in inner-city Brisbane, with an extremely busy business-focused lifestyle whilst maintaining their cultural identity. 

More info: www.laboite.com.au

 

Logan Family Fun Day

A day event to celebrate the Our Stories and Designs exhibition. Free entertainment including market stall, food vendor, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander dancing, workshops, artist talks and music performance by Chris Tamwoy. 

Event curated by Blaklash Projects, presented by Logan Art Gallery with support from BEMAC - Logan RASN initiative. 

More info: issuu.com/logancitycouncil

 

Open Actions

Open Actions is a weekend arts program centred around six participatory artworks that will reveal and revel in the richness of the Enoggera Reservoir.

Presented as a part of Brisbane City Council’s Temporary Art Program 2019, produced by Metro Arts and people+artist+place, with Indigenous curators Blaklash and made possible through the support of Seqwater. 

More info: metroarts.com.au/open-actions

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