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Meet Freja Carmichael—curator, UQ graduate & upcoming panellist!

UQ’s Master of Museum Studies graduate Freja Carmichael is a Quandamooka curator working across the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander visual arts and culture sector. She recently curated Ruby and Hunter: Claudia Moodoonuthi at Redland Art Gallery and co-curated Art of the Skins at the State Library of Queensland. Freja is also a member of Brisbane-based Indigenous curatorial trio, Blaklash Collective.

In 2014 Freja received an Australia Council for the Arts Emerging Curator’s Fellowship with Redland Art Gallery and was recently awarded the National Gallery of Australia International Indigenous Arts Fellowship at Aboriginal Art Museum Utrecht.

At UQ Art Museum on 23 August 2017, Freja will join panelists Graham Akhurst (UQ), Stephen Gilchrist (Sydney Uni), Diana Young (UQ), and Bianca Beetson artist (Griffith Uni) for ‘Round Robin – Curating and Writing Indigenous Art: Tokenism, Pluralism and other Perspectives’. The panel will explore the debate surrounding how non-Indigenous curators and writers might engage with, exhibit and write about Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art.

‘Round Robin – Curating and Writing Indigenous Art: Tokenism, Pluralism and other Perspectives’ will commence at 6.00 for 6.30 pm on Wednesday 23 August 2017 at UQ Art Museum. RSVP here.

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