long water: fibre stories illuminates spiritual, ancestral, and physical connections to water through fibre practices of artists from Yuwaalaraay (North West NSW), Quandamooka (Moreton Bay, South East QLD), Kuku Yalanji (Far North QLD), Zenadh Kes (Torres Strait Islands, QLD), Yurruwi (Milingimbi Island, NT), and surrounding homelands. Together this group—Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women, spanning different generations and ancestries—share an inseparable relationship to water, be it the vast sea, inland waterways, or expansive river systems.
long water: fibre stories is curated by Freja Carmichael, Ngugi woman from Quandamooka country.
Susan Balbunga, Mandy Batjula, Elisa Jane Carmichael, Sonja Carmichael, Fiona Elisala-Mosby, Janet Fieldhouse, Helen Ganalmirriwuy, Ruth Nalmakarra, Paula Savage, Lucy Simpson and Delissa Walker.
Tour Dates 2021
Milingimbi Art and Culture, NT: 1 - 15 May 2021
Northsite Contemporary Arts, Cairns, QLD: 27 August - 23 October 2021
Gab Titui Cultural Centre, Thursday Island, QLD: 10 November 2021 - 20 February 2022
Tour Dates 2022
Charles Darwin University Art Gallery, Brinkin, NT: Dates to be confirmed
Museum of Art and Culture Lake Macquarie, Booragul, NSW: 23 July - 25 September 2022
long water: fibre stories is a travelling exhibition organised by Institute of Modern Art (IMA), toured by Museums & Galleries Queensland. This project has been assisted by the Australian Government's Visions of Australia program and the Australia Council for the Arts.
Banner image above: Delissa Walker, Daintree rainforest (detail), 2019. Photo: Rhett Hammerton.