Sector: Visual art
Grantee: Institute of Modern Art
Drawing from the experiences of commuting cultures, this exhibition encompasses a series of commissioned projects by artists located around the Great Ocean, also known as the Pacific Rim, who assert complex, wide-ranging, contemporary Indigenous experiences inclusive of both ancestral knowledges and global connections. Visiting Curators will work closely with eight Indigenous artists, Chantal Fraser (Sāmoa), Carol McGregor (Wathaurung, Scottish), Lisa Hilli (Gunantuna), Hannah Brontë (Yaegel) T’uy’t’tanat-Cease Wyss (Sḵwx̱ wú7mesh, Stó:lō, Irish, Métis, Kanaka Maoli, Swiss), Bracken Hanuse Corlett (Wuikinuxv, Klahoose), Natalie Ball (Modoc, Klamath, Black), and Ahilapalapa Rands (Kanaka Maoli, iTaukei Viti, Pākehā). The Commute is a collaborative project led by Indigenous curators Sarah Biscarra Dilley (yak tityu tityu yak tiłhini Northern Chumash, Chicana), Freja Carmichael (Quandamooka), Léuli Eshrāghi (Sāmoa, Irānzamin, Guangdong), Tarah Hogue (Métis, Dutch Canadian) and Lana Lopesi (Sāmoa), invited as Visiting Curators during 2018 at the IMA in Brisbane.
- 22 September 2018, Exhibition Launch Event and Media Preview, Institute of Modern Art, Brisbane
- 1 November 2018 to 30 November 2019, Exhibition Launch Event and Media Preview, Vancouver Art Gallery, Canada
Total project value: $231,055.00
Australian Cultural Diplomacy Grant: $52,270