ABOUT JACOB Jacob’s mother’s Country is Daly River Country, west of Darwin. He grew up in Brisbane but has spent the last twenty years living in Sydney on Eora land. His work crosses over between theatre, film, television, fine art, and public art and he uses all these experiences to create iconic images that talk
  ABOUT LUCY Lucy is the Vivid Light Curator and Artistic Director of the Festival of Lights Paris. Now a Director of Public Art Australia, Lucy previously co-founded collaborative art practice Ample Projects to create large-scale public art projects including; video and installation art, sculptural works, projection mapping, and animatronic sculpture, within Australia and overseas.
NIKOS PAPASTERGIADIS Presentation . 27 April | Workshop . 28 April ABOUT NIKOS Nikos Papastergiadis is Director of the Research Unit in Public Cultures and Professor at the School of Culture and Communication at the University of Melbourne and Visiting Professor in the School of Art, Design and, Media, at Nanyang Technological University, Singapore. Chair
  Libby Harward Libby Harward is a descendant of the Ngugi people of Mulgumpin (Moreton Island) in the Quandamooka (Moreton Bay). Harward’s recent work engages in a continual process of re-calling – re-hearing – re-mapping – re-contextualising – de-colonising and re-instating on country that which colonisation has denied Australia’s First Nations People. This political practice
Birrunga Wiradyuri Birrunga Wiradyuri – Wiradyuri man Home Country – Bathurst Personal Lore – Sky Lore Totem – Sky Family Lore – Story Telling Cultural Wiradyuri Central Lore -Yindyamarra; To do slowly; To be gentle; To honour; To be polite; To respect. Practice – Produces visual Cultural narratives through a Wiradyuri lens + Big Art
Samantha Vines Samantha Vines is a Gamillaroy Indigenous artist and mother. In 2020 she completed a Bachelor of Contemporary Australian Indigenous Arts. This degree involved exploring family histories and traumas – both historical and in her own personal history. This was explored largely through the medium of drawing, a Major in printmaking and learning traditional
  Debbie Taylor-Worley Debbie Taylor-Worley investigates powerful femininity in today’s patriarchal society, creating artwork based on primordial symbols used in religious and metaphysical practices that honour the sacred feminine. She draws upon the visual sources of her European and Indigenous (Gamilaraay) cultures to create compelling canvases and sculptures. Her art making is ritualistic and ceremonial
  Dylan Sarra Dylan Sarra is Taribelang artist from the Bundaberg region and currently lives in Brisbane, Australia. With a main focus on exploring identity and place, Sarra uses a range of disciplines such as print, digital works and sculpture to gently persuade an audience into humanising the Indigenous experience prior to colonisation. It is
Alive Wire with Russell Solomon Crowd favourite sculptor from SWELL 2019, Russell Solomon will twist and turn wire to create native animals. Children can engage in the free sculptural masterclass when and where they please. Wire Sea Turtle Create a 3D sea turtle using garden tie wire. Young artists can learn basic skills of manipulation and techniques
Alive Wire with Russell Solomon Crowd favourite sculptor from SWELL 2019, Russell Solomon will twist and turn wire to create native animals. Children can engage in the free sculptural masterclass when and where they please. Fluffy Wire Bumblebee Crowd favourite sculptor from SWELL 2019, Russell Solomon, will teach young artists to twist and turn fluffy craft wire