Session #4 Artistic Collaborations
Held live online 12:30-1:30pm (Brisbane time zone) Friday 4 December 2020
For our fourth Creative Industries session, Umbrella was joined by guest panelists to discuss their experiences and provide insights and tips for approaching artistic collaborations and working collaboratively. This is an invaluable resource for artists in North Queensland and Australia-wide. Lynnette Griffiths, Racy Oui-Pitt and Marion Gaemers spoke about their collaborative projects and exhibitions. Lynette and Racy both work for Erub Arts, a Torres Strait Island art centre of national and international acclaim. Their collaborations are featured as a case study in Protocols for using First Nations Cultural and Intellectual Property in the Arts. Daniel Qualischefski (Danish Quapoor) spoke about his previous collaborations and about curating the recent collaborative SICs Degrees exhibition at Murky Waters Studio in Townsville. He was joined by SICs Degrees exhibiting artists Karri McPherson and Joeli Eastell to discuss their experiences. The session lasted approximately 1 hour and included audience questions.
Kate O’Hara – Director of Umbrella Studio Contemporary Arts & session moderator
Lynnette Griffiths – artist and Artistic Director of Erub Arts
Racy Oui-Pitt – artist at Erub Arts
Marion Gaemers – artist
Daniel Qualischefski (Danish Quapoor) – artist, curator of SICs Degrees and Gallery & Media Coordinator at Umbrella Studio Contemporary Arts
Karri McPherson, NSW – artist in SICs Degrees
Joeli Eastell, VIC – artist in SICs Degrees
Led by moderator with audience questions
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Acknowledgement of Country
Umbrella Studio Contemporary Arts 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.
Umbrella is a Dealer Member of the Indigenous Art Code. This means we are committed to fair and ethical trade with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists, and transparency in the promotion and sale of artwork. As a Dealer Member and signatory to the Code we must act fairly, honestly, professionally and in good conscience in all direct or indirect dealings with artists.
Umbrella is supported by the Queensland Government through Arts Queensland, part of the Department of Communities, Housing and Digital Economy, and by the Visual Arts and Craft Strategy, an initiative of the Australian, state and territory governments. | Umbrella is supported by the Tim Fairfax Family Foundation and receives funds through the Australian Cultural Fund. | Townsville City Council is a funding partner of Umbrella's program.