Logan Art Gallery, Logan City Council
Our stories and designs
Our stories and designs is the title of a Logan Art Gallery exhibition of works by local Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists, curated by Amanda Hayman of Blaklash Creative. The project derived from a Logan City Council call-out for expressions of interest from local Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists to submit a design for a mural to be painted on the Chester Park water tower in Boronia Heights. There was a very strong response to the expressions of interest, and gallery staff became aware of a number of local Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists who were not on their database or known to the gallery. The quality of the submissions was such that gallery staff suggested a group exhibition be developed to showcase and celebrate the strength, quality and diversity of these local artists and curator.
Our stories and designs was a feature exhibition in Logan Art Gallery’s Exhibitions Program, continuing an ongoing program of celebrating the cultural diversity of the local community. It not only strengthened relationships between Logan Art Gallery and local Aboriginal and Torres Strait artists and communities, it also provided opportunities for existing audiences to connect with the stories and artwork of these artists who had not previously exhibited with the gallery.
Brisbane City Council
City-wide Outdoor Gallery Augmented Reality Art Treasure Hunt
Brisbane City Council was successful in receiving an Arts Queensland Open Air Grant as part of programming for Council’s Outdoor Gallery Exhibition, ‘Sunny Side Up’. This allowed increased diversification of engagement that they were able to provide in response to COVID by continuing to deliver safe cultural offerings, supporting local creatives, increasing the reach of cultural engagement, building new audiences, piloting innovative cultural offerings for the first time in Brisbane, and growing the career trajectories of the engaged creative sector.
The project provided training workshops to upskill all 13 artists, collectives, curators and project manager in creating their very own augmented reality artworks that connected to their original artworks within the exhibition. This resulted in the creation of 20 new artworks.
It also delivered accessible engagement for those who physically could not attend, by creating a virtual curator’s walk through the exhibition, exhibition documentation and an educators’ resource.