ONExchange | Elisa Jane Carmichael and Sally Butler In Conversation

“Words, images and sculptures overlap as lines of verse become titles of artworks and share a ‘time travel’ conversation between artist, ancestors, and country. We, the viewers, are embraced by the exchange. Art that is so deeply invested in sharing and connecting is infectiously inclusive.”
– Sally Butler (University of Queensland), catalogue essay, 2018

On Friday, November 9 Onespace Gallery launched Elisa Jane Carmichael’s second solo exhibition, Will we swim together tomorrow through the Saltwater waves?

Will we swim together tomorrow through the Saltwater waves?
coincides with her inclusion in APT9 at QAGOMA and honours the natural elements of Quandamooka country which have formed the environment for thousands of years. Through paintings and woven mediums, Elisa Jane Carmichael reflects on visual ancestral experiences of Quandamooka Bujong Djara (Mother Earth) to share the beauty, power, and importance of Minjerribah yesterday, today and tomorrow, ngayigany, ngayiganya, ngayigawa (seen, seeing, will see).

Catalogue essay author, Sally Butler (University of Queensland) assisted in hosting a ONExchange conversation with Elisa Jane Carmichael to discuss her exhibition, new body of work and the beautiful poem that tied it all together. If you missed the conversation, listen to the audio here:


To read view the works, read the poem and find out more about her work click here.


Photos: Funky Munky


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EOI – Onespace Pop Up: BNE Art + Design

Onespace Pop Up: BNE Art + Design

 8 – 22 December 2018

Pop Up events allow artisans with small businesses or brands to showcase their work in a unique environment outside of traditional retail or market style set up. Selected artists are presented with the opportunity to interact directly with their customers – the more personal format allows for further conversations about their craft, processes and inspirations.

We believe in encouraging the purchase of genuine, hand made products where the artisan has been involved from beginning to end – an investment piece, a form of artistic appreciation and the opportunity to own a ‘one of a kind’ object.


Onespace Gallery is seeking Expressions of Interest for the involvement in our final show for 2018, Onespace Pop Up: BNE Art + Design, a ‘pop up’ style exhibition that allows artists and designers to present their work and brands within a gallery context. Artists are encouraged to be present in the space to both interact with visitors to the gallery and are also invited to work in the space if their practice permits.

Alternatively, artists may also apply as a group. This may present in the form of a collaboration or a space in the gallery will simply to showcase multiple artists as a collective.

If you are interested in applying for this opportunity, please submit the following information to

  • A brief bio and CV for yourself (plus anyone else you plan to exhibit with)
  • Images and details (including price and materiality) of works you wish to present

If you have any queries, please do not hesitate to contact Alicia Hollier at Onespace Gallery

T: 3846 0642


For more information about how to apply, click here.


Works in on flyer: Georgina Hooper (left) and Kylie Bickle (right)