2022 ARTIST BIOS | Maureen Newton

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2022 SWELL ARTWORK – A Healing Journey, Desert-Rain Magpie, Felicia Agale, Justine Dillon, Tarni Eastwood, Julie Ellis, Erica Eurell, Emily Kafoa, Skye Shannon, Maureen Newton, Trisha Newton, Rebecca Ray, Tracy Ritson

Maureen Newton is connected to country through her maternal heritage of her mother Enid Emzin, Grandmother Jessie King and Great Grandmother Princess ‘Yarga’ King. Born on Yugambeh country in Southport her connection with the Traditional Custodians spans generations. Maureen’s connection is in the area of support and as a maker/creative in collaboration with Aboriginal Artists.

Maureen Newton has previously acted as Elder in residence and been a contributing artist to the ‘Skyweave’ installation at the Bleach Festival 2020 and the Gold Coast Possum Skin Cloak project 2016.

A Healing Journey is a large scale woven canopy, incorporating representations of local (Gold Coast) native, edible and medicinal plants. The installation will allow people to walk through/under the canopy as if entering a lush forest. Participants will be able to see the many different styles of weaving seamlessly combined with woven pieces displayed from people of all facets of life in our communities. This space offers itself as a place for restoration and reconnection, a place to reflect on what healing means to each of us.

Come and see for yourself at SWELL Sculpture Festival, Pacific Parade, Currumbin 9-18 September.