15th-28th September 2019 || King Street Precinct, Bowen Hills
As the sun goes down, the pavement along King Street lit up with artwork created by Ngugi woman Elisa Jane Carmichael, inspired by the poetry of Aboriginal writer Oodgeroo Noonuccal. It explored dusk and the element of fire as well as her own cultural identity and heritage.
Elisa Jane Carmichael belongs to the Quandamooka people of Moreton Bay, Queensland, Australia. Elisa is very passionate about nurturing and preserving her strong connection to the sand and sea, Yoolooburrabee. Her practice visually explores the beauty of nature and surrounding environment, drawing inspiration from her cultural identity and heritage.
Elisa is a graduate of the Queensland College of Art in a Bachelor of Fine Art and is currently completing a Masters of Fine Art in Fashion by Research at the Queensland University of Technology. Her practice traverses across a range of mediums which has seen her creative works and collaborations exhibited nationally in Queensland, New South Wales, Victoria and South Australia and internationally in the UK, Europe, USA, Japan and India. Elisa has presented her university research at Oxford University, United Kingdom and has assisted internationally acclaimed artists. Her work has been published in national and international publications, whilst she has also facilitated arts workshops globally.
This project was is as a part of Brisbane City Council's Temporary Art Program 2019, produced by Metro Arts and people+artist+place.
Metro Arts is supported by the Australian Government through the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body. Metro Arts is supported by the Queensland Government through Arts Queensland, part of the Department of Environment and Science. Metro Arts is proudly supported by Brisbane City Council. Metro Arts is proudly supported by TAFE Queensland as Education Partner. Metro Arts is a proud partner of Bones Accounting, Dendy Cinemas, EPSON and The Victory Hotel.
Official Photographer for TAP 2019:
A special thank you must also go to the artist's gallery, Onespace.