CURRENT EXHIBITION ~ IN CAHOOTS : ARTISTS COLLABORATE ACROSS COUNTRY
25 NOVEMBER 2017 - 28 JANUARY 2018 ~ FREMANTLE ARTS CENTRE
In Cahoots: artists collaborate across Country is an expansive exhibition of new work taking over the Fremantle Arts Centre galleries. The works are the result of 18 months of artists’ residencies in remote and regional Aboriginal art centres across Australia.
Artists from six key Aboriginal art centres have invited leading independent artists – both Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal – from around the country to work with them. The resulting collaborative artworks are significant, striking and bold in their inventive use of materials.
Featuring sculptural works, installations and films drawing together the ideas of artists from diverse backgrounds, In Cahoots presents a range of
fascinating, potent collaborations happening across Country today.
For In Cahoots, I was invited by Mangkaja Arts in Fitzroy Crossing, remote Kimberley region of Western Australia, to spend six weeks over the past 18 months working with artists on community in the development of a significant body of collaborative new work.
Over this period I worked with Elsie Dickens, Yangkarni Penny K-Lyons, Myarn Lawford, Rita Minga, Eva Nargoodah, Illiam Nargoodah, Johnny Nargoodah, Duane Shaw and Gene Tighe at Magkaja Arts in Fitzroy Crossing, and Illiam Nargoodah and Johnny Nargoodah in my studio in Thirroul on the NSW South Coast, designing and making four new pieces of limited edition furniture, inspired by the geographical and cultural beauty of Fitzroy Crossing and surrounding country.
This project has been assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body.
Fremantle Arts Centre,
1 Finnerty Street,
Fremantle, Western Australia
25 November 2017 – 28 January 2018