15-metre-long bamboo raft references traditional Fijian watercraft

Salote Tawale was born in Fiji and grew up in suburban Melbourne, and works across media to explore and comment on experiences of dislocation specific to living and working as an intersectional person in Australia. A queer woman of colour, Tawale views all of her works — whether they are representational or not — as…

Installation takes over 80 window panes at GOMA

Shannon Novak’s work manifests as a socially engaged practice that extends beyond traditional exhibition spaces. The work explores experiences of light and dark in the past, present, and future, but ultimately seeks to grow hope for a better world where the LGBTQI+1 community can live without fear. Central to Novak’s collaborative process is an attitude…

Collaborative headdress combines both artists’ practices

Grace Lillian Lee is a proud descendant of the Meriam Mer people of the eastern islands of the Torres Straits. As an artist, designer and mentor, she explores her lineage and identity through weaving and creates fashion, adornments and performances that blur the boundaries of fashion and art. She is known for her unique body…

An inclusive vision of paradise

Philippines-based artist Lee Paje is showing two oil on copper works in ‘The 10th Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art’ (APT10), a triptych The stories that weren’t told 2019 and Somewhere, someday when we are the sea 2021 — a suspended 12-panel polyptych commissioned for APT10. The Stories that Weren’t Told 2019 shows an imaginary landscape,…

Dear Queensland: LGBTQI+ stories

In collaboration with ‘The 10th Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art’ (APT10) artist Shannon Novak, and QAGOMA have launched Dear Queensland — a project that aims to gather, document and archive some of the important stories of LGBTQI+ people in Queensland. As Novak explains, ‘currently there is very little to no local LGBTQI+ history being recorded…