Culture In Fashion — A Night By The Fire Conversation Series

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A NIGHT BY THE FIRE: REVITALISATION THROUGH FASHION

Join kuril dhagun for the second session in a conversation series exploring the practice of cultural expression through fashion as it continues to evolve and expand through time. Hear visual artist and researcher Elisa Jane Carmichael break the stereotypes around what people understand Indigenous fashion to be. She’ll also discuss her research into traditional forms of dress that are excluded from or not acknowledged in Australian history.

Elisa belongs to the Quandamooka people of Moreton Bay and is a descendant of the Ngugi people. She is passionate about nurturing and preserving her strong connection to the sand and sea, Yoolooburrabee.

Elisa received a Bachelor of Fine Art from the Queensland College of Art and is currently completing a Masters of Fine Art in Fashion by research at Queensland University of Technology. Through her work, she visually explores the beauty of nature and surrounding environments across a range of mediums, drawing inspiration from her cultural identity and heritage. She works in array of colours and materials weaving her family’s connection to country through paints and fibres.

Elisa’s creative works and collaborations have been exhibited broadly through Australia and internationally throughout England, the United States of America, Belgium, India and Singapore. She has presented her research at Oxford University, and has had her work featured in national and international publications.

This conversation series will culminate in a forum discussion on 31 May.

Image: Elisa Jane Carmichael.
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By: State Library of Queensland