Exhibition: Still Here
‘Still Here’ exhibits a range of multidisciplinary works from local First Nations artists. This exhibit, hosted by the Brisbane Street Art Festival and curated by artist Desirai, aims to celebrate and recognise First Nations artists as they express culture and cultural identity using a variety of mediums including storytelling traditions within a modern world. Works will also be shown from First Nations digital, contemporary and traditional artists.
About the artist
Curator Desirai Saunders is a Gunggari woman who predominantly practices digital illustration art and character design using Procreate and Adobe Fresco. Her artworks are sometimes extensions of her emotional states displaying her innermost thoughts and feelings around cultural identity in the form of quirky characters. For her culture is like an invisible, electrical current constantly buzzing within us. Sometimes this current feels stronger and other times it rests at a comforting hum.
The idea for this exhibit was hatched one evening at Superordinary HQ when discussing the frustration around certain opportunities only becoming available for First Nations artists during certain calendar dates. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and culture are here all year round – stop waiting for certain times of the year to bring us out of the woodwork. We are ‘Still Here’.
This exhibition will be open on weekends between 11am to 5pm across the duration of the festival period, with the opening night happening in conjunction with the Festival Launch Party on May 6th.
- 11:00am - 3:00pm
- Every Saturday to Sunday
- Superordinary, 175 MacArthur Avenue, Northshore
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