Elisa Jane Carmichael – 2017
In 2017, A + G partnered with Big hART to bring visual artist, Elisa Jane Carmichael, who belongs to the Quandamooka people of Moreton Bay, Queensland, to Canberra during October and November. Elisa’s practice traverses a range of mediums including textiles, paints and fibres. Her work has been exhibited and published nationally and internationally including in the UK, Europe, USA, Japan and India. Drawing inspiration from her cultural identity and heritage Elisa has facilitated arts workshops globally. Elisa has worked in Alice Springs as Artist in Residence for Gilimbaa on the collaborative project ‘Connecting Waves’.
During the residency, Elisa used studio space at Gorman Arts Centre to develop her own work, conduct public workshops, and mentor young local artists taking part in Big hART’s Project O toward their flagship event Colourathon, scheduled to take place in November. A participatory public art-marathon, Colourathon raised funds to support the recovery of young children in local women’s shelters.
Ainslie and Gorman Arts Centres is delighted to collaborate with Big hART on this significant cultural program and series of public events.