rattle. disrupt. disturb. shake. paint. unsettle.
A new artists-in-residence program at Queensland Museum will see Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander young people draw on the State Collection to inspire works of film, street and visual art, music and theatre.
Running from February 2017 to April 2018, unsettle is a Digi Youth Arts Creative Initiative supported by Queensland Museum and funded through a federal government grant aimed at helping artists and organisations to shape our cultural landscape, increase cultural diversity, and inspire, educate and entertain audiences nationally and internationally.
unsettle provides an opportunity for established artists to mentor young artists as they question, challenge and expose the nature of cultural collections in galleries and museums.
Queensland Museum Network CEO and Director Professor Suzanne Miller said unsettle was about creating places to have challenging conversations about our past, present and future.
“We want the Queensland Museum to be a place where all members of our community can understand their history, issues, achievements, victories and identity,” Professor Miller said.
“The exciting new initiative will encourage Indigenous young people to evaluate the connection they feel towards the museum and our State Collection, which contains more than 1.2 million objects and specimens.
Digi Youth Arts young people are partnering with Land Writers (Warraba Weatherall and Daniel Jones) and Mz Murri Cod (Libby Harward) to transform and activate Queensland Museum through the creation of two new works examining cultural heritage collections.
The works created will offer audiences new interpretations and observations of cultural heritage collections and provide opportunities for the wider community to speak one-on-one with the artists.
You can visit the Street Artists in Residence at Queensland Museum, Cultural Precinct Whale Mall Saturday 18 Feb 10am to 5.00pm & Sunday 19 Feb 10am to 5.00pm