Cairns Indigenous Art Fair 2018
Michael Boiyool Anning, Elisa Jane Carmichael and Brian Robinson

13 July – 15 July 2018

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Onespace Gallery is excited to return to the Cairns Indigenous Art Fair (13-15 July) in 2018, where we will proudly present new work by Michael Boiyool Anning, Elisa Jane Carmichael and Brian Robinson. Please visit us at Stand #2 in the Cairns Cruise Liner Terminal.

Michael Boiyool Anning, a Yidinji man based in Ravenshoe, is recognised as the foremost Aboriginal artist in Queensland to revive a unique tradition of making artefacts such as Nalan Gugal (Firemakers) and Big-uun (shields), once used as weapons by the Yidinji people. His reinvigoration of shield-making has seen him curated into numerous collections and exhibitions at the Cairns Art Gallery, QAGOMA, the Queensland Museum and the Museum of Brisbane.

Elisa Jane Carmichael is a Ngughi woman from Quandamooka Country (Moreton/Moorgumpin and Stradbroke Island/Minjerribah, Queensland) who creates in various media, including painting, weaving, textile design and fashion using acrylic paints, natural fibres, found and synthetic materials. She is collected in numerous private and public collections including: the Queensland Museum; Sunshine Coast University; Redland Art Gallery; Quandamooka Yoolooburrabee Aboriginal Corporation; and Lady Cilento Children’s Hospital.

Brian Robinson of the Kala Lagaw and Wuthathi language groups of the Torres Strait is known for his distinctive linocut printmaking and major public artworks that reflect the tropical marine environment surrounding Waiben (Thursday Island) in the Torres Strait. Robinson’s work is exhibited nationally and internationally and features in major collections including National Gallery of Australia; QAGOMA; Australian National Maritime Museum; Tjibaou Cultural Centre, Noumea, New Caledonia; and Kluge-Ruhe Aboriginal Art Collection, Virginia, USA. Brian Robinson is presented in association with Mossenson Galleries (Subiaco).


Exhibition Image: Elisa Jane Carmichael, By the sea, 2018, raffia, rope, sea ropes, twine, wire and fish scales, 40 x 40 x 15cm. Photo: Louis Lim.