People, Culture & Country is an exhibition of collaboratively developed pieces of wearable art based on the cultural backgrounds of 65 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students from Townsville High Schools. The exhibition is complemented by 50 photographs depicting the students modelling their wearable art and showcasing specialist hair and makeup. It is on display at Riverway until October 11th, 2018
Short, documentary-style videos of the artworks and the artists’ stories were created by film maker and storyteller Kate Osborne, and these were complemented with music composed by sound designer, Condo Costello.
To view the artists’ stories go to BushTV: youtube.com/user/bushtv1
The Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art Project: People, Culture & Country is an initiative of the Department of Education, North Queensland Region, supported by the Queensland Government’s Artists in Residence program through Arts Queensland and the Department of Education. The project is also funded by the Regional Arts Development Fund, a partnership between the Queensland Government and the Townsville City Council to support local arts and culture in regional Queensland; and the Townsville City Council through its Artist-in-Schools program.