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Resistance and Unity: A Panel Discussion

  • Queensland College of Art South Bank Campus, S02_4.05E/F Webb Centre, Griffith University South Brisbane Australia (map)

Abdul Abdullah

Abdul Abdullah is an artist from Perth, currently based in Sydney, who works across painting, photography, video, installation and performance. As a self described ‘outsider amongst outsiders’, his practice is primarily concerned with the experience of the ‘other’ in society. Abdullah’s projects have engaged with different marginalised minority groups and he is particularly interested in the experience of young Muslims in the contemporary multicultural Australian context, as well as connecting with creative communities throughout the Asia Pacific. Through these processes and explorations Abdullah extrapolates this outlook to an examination of universal aspects of human nature.

Sancintya Mohini Simpson

Sancintya Mohini Simpson is an interdisciplinary artist based in Brisbane. Simpson’s practice is informed by her Indian and Anglo-Celtic heritage, and the historical and lived experiences of her family and her communities. Through painting, photography, performance, video, prose and sound, her work shares narratives of migration, loss, and healing. As part of the Indian indentured labour diaspora, her practice seeks to acknowledge her familial history, uncovering the stories of women indentured in South Africa from the 1860s to the early 1900s. 

Simpson holds a Bachelor of Photography with Honours from the Queensland College of Art, Griffith University (2014). Her work has recently been exhibited at QUT Art Museum, Brisbane (2018); Metro Arts, Brisbane (2018); Blak Dot Gallery, Melbourne (2018); Milani Gallery, Brisbane (2018); Caboolture Art Gallery, Caboolture (2018), The Lock Up, Newcastle (2018); and Next Wave Festival, Melbourne (2018). 

Katina Davidson

Katina Davidson is Assistant Curator, Indigenous Australian Art, Queensland Art Gallery | Gallery of Modern Art. Katina identifies as a descendant of the Purga Mission, Queensland with cultural connections to the Kullilli and Yuggera people, and maternal non-Indigenous Australian heritage. She is one of the founding members of BlakLash Collective in Brisbane, an all female, all Aboriginal, curatiorial trio focusing on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander art and artist engagement. The team has diverse and expansive experience in the Gallery, Library and Museums (GLAM) sector and are passionate about creating platforms to showcase First Nations stories through art. 

Davidson is a visual artist who completed her Bachelor of Fine Arts in Interdisciplinary Painting in 2011. She has worked as Exhibition Program Officer & Curator for kuril dhagun, State Library of Queensland and in Public Programs at the National Gallery of Australia.

Later Event: 22 August
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