Elisa Jane Carmichael

24 October - 25 November

In 2017, A + G is partnering 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. Most recently, Elisa has been working in Alice Springs as Artist in Residence for Gilimbaa on the collaborative project ‘Connecting Waves’.

During the residency, Elisa will use 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 will raise funds to support the recovery of young children in local women’s shelters.

Ainslie and Gorman Arts Centres is delighted to be collaborating with Big hART on this significant cultural program and series of public events.

As part of her residency with Ainslie and Gorman, Elisa will be conducting a (sold-out) weaving workshop, as well as presenting an artist talk at the A+G Open Day on Saturday 18 November.