‘The fibrous souls’ installation constructed with 70 giant shikas

The fibrous souls 2018–21 currently in the Queensland Art Gallery Watermall is constructed with 70 giant shikas — embroidered, reticulated bags typically made of jute strings that are tied to a beam in the ceiling of houses and used to hold pots and food containers — Shikas are found in almost every house in rural…

Performances are a spontaneous response to the artwork and architecture of QAGOMA

Brian Fuata’s ‘The 10th Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art’ (APT10) performances are a spontaneous response to the artwork and architecture of QAGOMA’s spaces and often engage with the audience. The intimate performative work of Fuata is informed by theatre techniques and frameworks of improvisation. Fuata works across a range of sites including theatres, galleries,…

Australian Next Wave Cinema

As part of ‘The 10th Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art’ (APT10) Cinema program ‘Australian Next Wave’, we’re excited to present the Australian premiere of David Easteal’s debut feature film The Plains 2022. The Plains is a mesmerising meditation on the tidal rhythms of life. The film takes place almost exclusively within a car driven…

Rigid architecture translates into soft veils of memory

Throughout her career, Sumakshi Singh has developed a spontaneous and responsive approach to material and space. Her practice is characterised by rigorous explorations of spatial intervention that play in the gap between conditioned knowledge and direct perception, and in the spaces between physical object and illusory experience.1 Her works engage narratives from inner landscapes —…

Magical and poetic stories conjure a distant, dreamlike place

Intimate storytelling forms the heart of Jumaadi’s practice, revealed through narrative paintings, performance and poetry. The tales draw from villages and communities in Indonesia, with enchanting characters that are both imagined and borrowed from Javanese puppetry imagery. As the stories surface on large cloths, tin-sheet cut-outs and buffalo-hide puppets — as well as in shadowpuppet…

Installation of 350 cables imagine rain when caught by sunlight

Kaili Chun is a Kanaka Öiwi artist who lives in the Hawaiian city of Honolulu, on the island of Oahu, the place of her ancestors. Chun is close to her Hawaiian family and holds great respect for the knowledge and values she has inherited, including a strong sense of love and responsibility towards the environment…