2022 ARTIST BIOS | Trisha 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

Trisha Newton is a descendent of Princess King ‘Yarga’ removed from the Bunya Mountains to Deebing Creek Mission. Trisha is a fifth generation Gold Coaster born in Southport, raised on Patta and Mparntwe land (Tennant Creek & Alice Springs) with the Warumungu and Arrernte people. Trisha returned to her birthplace and the Saltwater people now living on the land of the Yugambeh people in the Bundjalung Nation. Trisha is a maker/creative in collaboration with Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Artists.

Trisha Newton has previously 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.