Grounded opening in Brisbane 30 September 2015


If you are in the Brisbane area we are delighted to be able to invite you to the opening of Grounded I Freumhaichte I Wadlu-gnana at Judith Wright Centre of Contemporary Arts on Wednesday 30 September, 2015 at 6pm. Please RSVP here if you are able to come.

Brisbane is the second venue in a tour of Grounded to 12 galleries in Australia by Flying Arts Alliance Inc. The exhibition is open in Brisbane until 17 October (Mon-Fri 9am to 5pm; Sat 10am to 4pm). The accompanying photography masterclass in Brisbane is on Sunday 11 October (bookable through Flying Arts Alliance ).

You can link to information about the exhibition at these links: Introductory panel in English and Introductory panel in Gaelic.

For those new to the blog, the Grounded exhibition, a commission by Glasgow Life for Festival 2014 XX Commonwealth Games, has also shown since at An Lanntair Art Gallery in Stornoway, Isle of Lewis, as a partner event at Hebtember Festival.

The Colour of Language arts educational project came out of Grounded’s showing at An Lanntair in Stornoway, Scotland. The Colour of Language frieze is growing and now almost big enough to cover a wall at An Lanntair Gallery in Stornoway, with the latest additions by some children from Hazelwood North school in Gippsland, Australia. If you are interested in joining in you can contact me through this blog here.

Feedback on the Glasgow Festival 2014, XX Commonwealth Games exhibition can be linked to here.

The story of my time in jail in Alice Springs, subsequent lack of conviction in court, and implications of this story for the local Aboriginal population, can be linked to here. Then here for the court process following arrest. And a response to the Alice Springs jail post by Professor Smith can be found here.

Three audiovisuals that were part of Grounded, (Wadlu-gnana; Freumhaichte; Who Cares for Country) can be watched here

The book that accompanied the exhibition can be found at Exhibition explanatory book

Educational workshops run at An Lanntair Gallery in conjunction with Grounded can be viewed here and here.

Joe’s educational video of me talking about the exhibition can be viewed here.

Photos of the Glasgow opening event are here. Glasgow workshops, talks and exhibition details are here. And the Digital Resources pages of the blog for further information are here and here.

An interview about my work with journalist Jim Gilchrist is on the Struileag website which can be read at Jim Gilchrist’s review or linked to here.

A review by Dr Kate Robinson can be found here. And you can listen to a cut down recording of “In Conversation: Connecting through Culture” at this Vimeo link. (16 mins.) (One of our afternoon events at Glasgow Festival 2014 showing). Or listen to some music from one of our Glasgow afternoon events here.

A radio interview with BBC Radio Scotland Voices of the Commonwealth, which explores some of the concepts behind Grounded, is now available for listening to here.

My artist biography can be linked to here and here and my personal website is here

The introductory page for the blog can be found here.

The Grounded residency diary entries begin here in Scotland and then in Australia here. This is a record of my thoughts whilst gathering the material. These thoughts and images inform the production but are not part of the final exhibition.

Some other sites that link to Grounded can be found here

Funder acknowledgements can be viewed here

3 thoughts on “Grounded opening in Brisbane 30 September 2015

  1. Thank you for inviting me! It’s with regrets I won’t be able to come as I’ll be just back from Switzerland and will be very busy cleaning and weeding after over 3 month overseas! I wish you’ll get plenty visitors as your exhibition is very interesting. All the best, Kind regards, to Geoffrey too Michele



    • Hello Wendy. Thank you for your interest. At this stage the tour schedule is as follows. There are still also a couple of spaces available for further bookings.
      John Mullins Memorial Art Gallery, Dogwood Crossing 24 July 2015 – 8 September 2015
      Judith Wright Centre of Contemporary Arts 30 September 2015 – 17 October 2015
      Coalface Art Gallery, Moranbah 28 January 2016 – 29 February 2016
      David Harvey Sutton Gallery, Cloncurry 15 March 2016 – 30 April 2016
      Texas Regional Gallery 28 May 2016 – 9 July 2016
      Gympie Regional Gallery 23 August 2016 – 29 September 2016
      Gallery 107 Dalby 14 October 2016 – 8 November 2016
      Tableland Regional Art Gallery, Atherton 14 March 2017 – 23 April 2017
      Mundubbera Regional Art Gallery 5th May 2017 – 28th June 2017
      Gladstone Regional Art Gallery 20 July to 9 September 2017


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