Event Carol McGregor

Carol McGregor

First Thursdays

04 October 2018
6pm–9pm

Join The Commute artist Carol McGregor for an evening of talks, demonstrations and hands-on making centred around the tradition of possum skin cloaks.

McGregor (Wathaurung, Scottish) revives the traditional possum skin cloak as an art form, and as a way to strengthen community and individual identities. Her new work Skin Country (2018) is featured the IMA’s current exhibition, The Commute, and details the Indigenous plant species used by Aboriginal communities in Greater Brisbane. It is inspired by Bruce Pascoe’s research in the book Dark Emu: Black Seeds: agriculture or accident?

Design and create your own wristbands from ethically sourced possum skin. Gain insight into the significance of these materials and traditional techniques with McGregor and Taungwurrung-Yorta Yorta artist Glennys Briggs. Then learn about the diverse applications of native plant species, including many depicted in Skin Country, with a bush tucker talk with Uncle Joe Kirk.

Refreshments of lemon myrtle tea and shortbread will be provided.

All are welcome to this free event.

Guest Info
  • Carol McGregor

    Aboriginal artist Carol McGregor works across multiple disciplines with materials including ephemeral natural fibres, metal, and paper. McGregor explores this rich cultural identity of diverse ancestry and lived experience, adapting to and embracing new technologies to reclaim and connect to cultural expression. McGregor worked together with Glennys Briggs on the Art of the Skins, a cloak making project and exhibition presented at the State Library of Queensland in 2016.

Similar Events

06 November 201406 Nov 2014

Ruth Buchanan

Artist Talk

01 November 201801 Nov 2018

Anastasia Booth

First Thursdays

18 June 201518 Jun 2015

Bruce McLean with Vernon Ah Kee

In Conversation

06 December 201806 Dec 2018

Tintin Wulia

First Thursdays

02 March 201702 Mar 2017

Radha La Bia

First Thursdays

01 June 201701 Jun 2017

Chantal Fraser

First Thursdays

We acknowledge the Traditional Custodians of the lands where the IMA now stands. We pay our respect to Elders past, present, and emerging.

0