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I Look Fine But I Feel….
Gudjal Country (Charters Towers)

I Look Fine But I Feel….

Eisha Mcintosh Kemarr & Sandra Marriage Kemarr

'Discover emerging First Nations talent in this supported exhibition by artist sisters.'

Appreciate and learn from proud Anmatyerr artists Eisha Mcintosh Kemarr and Sandra Marriage Kemarr in their pop up exhibition. I look fine but I feel... includes an array of Central Desert dot-paintings on canvas, pottery, and fashion pieces. The Kenmarr sisters' work is created in the style of their homeland, and reflects their peoples' oral stories and histories. The exhibition explores five emotions and concepts associated with depression - anger, despair, numbness, groundedness and a sense of regrowth.

This exhibition is supported through Umbrella Studio Contemporary Arts' Emerging First Nations Exhibition program. It is funded by the North Queensland Regional Arts Services Network (NQ RASN) and hosted by The Mike Carney Creative Industries Centre.

This exhibition will be displayed at Mike Carney Creative Industries Centre from Friday 30 July to Saturday 28 August.

There is also a collection of the artists' wares called Arrunge Dreams in the retail space of The Mike Carney Creative Industries Centre.

About the Artist

Eisha M Kemarr and Sandra M Kemarr are First Nations artists from Anmatyerr Country in the Northern Territory, now based on Gudjal Country / Charters Towers. The sisters work under the artist collective name Dots by Designz. They have a long history in the arts, instilled in them by their Family and Community. They have become active members of the arts community in North Queensland.

The sisters love to collaborate together and this has helped them to understand each other and others better. They seek to shed light on the duality and disparity of how people look versus how they feel.

Event Information

Free Event Exhibition
Exhibition Opening Details

I Look Fine But I Feel... Exhibtion
Donation on Entry | 6pm Friday 30 July 2021
Join us at Mike Carney Creative Industries Centre to celebrate the opening of Eisha's and Sandra's exhibition, I Look Fine But I Feel... Eisha Mcintosh Kemarr and Sandra Marriage Kemarr are First Nations artists from Arrunge, Anmatyerr Country in the Northern Territory, now based on Gudjal Country (Charters Towers). The sisters work under the artist collective name Dots by Designz. Their exhibition I look fine but I feel... includes an array of Central Desert dot-paintings on canvas, pottery, and fashion pieces. The exhibition explores five emotions and concepts associated with depression - anger, despair, numbness, groundedness and a sense of regrowth.

Location Details

Mike Carney Creative Industries Centre, 96-98 Mosman St, Charters Towers Queensland 4820.

Venue Accessibility

This venue’s conditions include:

  • Nearby accessible parking.
  • Nearby accessible public transport (bus stations).
  • Nearby street drop-off points.
  • Assisted wheelchair accessibility.
  • An accessible entrance (both ramp and stairs) and no obstructions to the path upon entering.
  • Signage indicating it is a PUNQ program.
  • Venue is close to accessible private bathroom facilities that offer wider doors, adequate floor space to move around in the bathroom, and fixtures designed for comfort including hand railings and low-effort tap handles.
  • Quiet spaces available for participants, this location will have ambient or no music playing.
  • Venues have been strategically designed for clear pathways throughout with a focus on minimising clutter.
  • If participating in workshops, interactions, or artist talks at a pop up there will be an array of seating options provided.
Opening Hours

Mike Carney Creative Industries Centre open from Monday-Sunday 10am-3pm.

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Acknowlegement of Country

PUNQ respectfully acknowledges the Wulgurukaba of Gurambilbarra and Yunbenun and the surrounding groups of our region; Bindal, Gugu Badhan, Nywaigi, Warrgamay, Bandjin and Gudjal as the Traditional Custodians of the land on which we gather, share and celebrate local creative practice. We pay our respects to Elders past, present and emerging. We acknowledge Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders as the first people of Australia. They have never ceded sovereignty and remain strong in their enduring connection to land and Culture.

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