IMA PodcastMandy Quario & Freja Carmichael: In Conversation
Mandy Quario & Freja Carmichael
18 July 2019
Artist Mandy Quadrio and IMA Belltower curator Freja Carmichael in conversation, exploring Quadrio’s use of culturally significant materials and her personal connection to sea Country.
Quadrio’s exhibition ‘The Country Within’ was the inaugural exhibition of the IMA Belltower, a year-long program dedicated to Queensland art exploring the meaning of place. In this solo exhibition palawa woman Quadrio presented a series of large-scale sculptures using a natural material rich with spiritual and cultural meaning: Tasmanian bull kelp.
Mandy Quadrio, 'dancing on tebrakunna', 2019. Bull kelp, ochre, string, beeswax, metal, and fishing line. Photo: Louis Lim.
The IMA is supported by the Queensland Government through Arts Queensland, the Australian Government through Australia Council for the Arts, and the Visual Arts and Craft Strategy, an initiative of the Australian Federal, State, and Territory Governments. The IMA is a member of Contemporary Art Organisations Australia.
The Institute of Modern Art acknowledges the traditional custodians of the land upon which the IMA now stands, the Jagera, Yuggera, Yugarapul, and Turrbal people. We offer our respect to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people as the first artists of this country. In the spirit of allyship, the IMA will continue to work with First Nations people to celebrate, support, and present their immense past, present, and future contribution to artistic practice and cultural expression.