ResourceEmerging Artists and Diasporic Spaces

Emerging Artists and Diasporic Spaces

Panel Discussion


Diaspora: the dispersion of people from their homeland or a community formed by people who have exited or been removed from their homeland.

Commentary on diasporic experience is woven through our three current exhibitions: Thao Nguyen Phan: Becoming Alluvium, Alfredo and Isabel Aquilizan:See/Through,  and the churchie emerging art prize 2021

This panel discussion explores this conversation locally and invites emerging artists and artworkers to share insights into the value and function of diasporic spaces in Brisbane’s contemporary art communities. Mark du Potiers from XYZ ARI, Luce Nguyn-Hunt from Anthem ARI, and Naavikaran are joined by facilitator Aniway Aquilizan.

The panellists discuss how dedicated spaces for hybrid identities assist people of colour to reimagine their contributions and sense of self. They talk about how these spaces are perceived inside their communities and explore how the pandemic has intensified the ambivalence at the heart of diasporic experience.  

From the Event

Emerging Artists and Diasporic Spaces

Panel Discussion

30 October 2021

Related Exhibition

Alfredo and Isabel Aquilizan


09 Oct–18 Dec 2021

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