Indigenous artists to discuss issues at Join the Dots panel discussion

Published: 05 Jun 2018 9:26am

25 August 2015

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Indigenous artists to discuss issues at Join the Dots panel discussion

A panel discussion focusing on issues for Indigenous artists will be held on Thursday 27 August as part of the Join the Dots program.

Wagga Wagga City Council and Eastern Riverina Arts are holding a series of workshops throughout the year for Aboriginal artists and creators to enhance their skills and knowledge of marketing, branding, copyright laws, grants and other issues relevant to artists.

The topic for next week’s forum is “key cultural and political issues impacting Indigenous artists today” with a panel of three highly esteemed Indigenous artists.

Djon Mundine, Blak Douglas (Adam Hill) and Nicole Monks will talk about challenges they have faced in their art careers and how being Indigenous translates in the arts world.

Join the Dots began in December 2014 in as a partnership between Council, Eastern Riverina Arts and local Aboriginal artists interested in developing their careers.

A 12-month program was created, with a focus on increasing knowledge around small business models, getting artwork into galleries and retail spaces, increasing art networks and other issues such as copyright law and pricing artwork.

The panel will be held from 2pm to 4pm at the Wagga Wagga Art Gallery.

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What: Join the Dots panel discussion

When: Thursday 27 August 2pm to 4pm

Where: Wagga Wagga Art Gallery

Artist profiles

Djon Mundine (OAM)

Mundine is a member of the Bandjalung people of northern NSW. He is a curator, writer, artist and activist and has held prominent curatorial positions in many national and international institutions, including the Art Gallery of NSW, Museum of Contemporary Art and Sydney and Queensland Art Gallery.

Adam Hill (aka Blak Douglas)

Douglas’s art comes from being trained in illustration and photography and through observing his family of artisans. He is self-taught with a painting style influenced by

studying graphic design. His works have been collected by AAMU (Utrecht), NGA, NMM, Town Hall Collection, Taipai Museum and Liverpool Council. Being a classically trained Yidaki (Didgeridoo) player, Adam has played performances at various events and projects including Festival of the Dreaming, the Australian Idol finale, the Deadly Awards, Rugby World Cup opening ceremony and more.

Nicole Monks

Nicole is a trans-disciplinary creative of Aboriginal, Dutch and English heritage who works across multiple industries including art, interior and surface design. She has exhibited at Boomalli Aboriginal Art Co-operative, participated in an international exhibition at the Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum and showcased at Australian Indigenous Fashion Week.



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