Project Description

Project Brief

Creative Regions developed a new exhibition of regional Indigenous contemporary artists for presentation at the ARTICULATE Regional Arts and Culture Conference in Rockhampton, 2013.

Building on a previous Backing Indigenous Arts project (Arts Queensland), Creative Regions engaged curator Sandra Aidon to revisit previous participants and to determine a common theme for a new exhibition.

Sandra developed a comprehensive report from that consultation and a number of artists were invited to exhibit.

Through Backing Indigenous Arts, Creative Regions was able to commission new work around the theme of the pride of the Dingo.

Creative Regions sourced $20,000 over two years to fund the creative development and exhibition

  • 10 artists/artsworkers were engaged
  • 3 volunteers assisted

The 8 participating artists were involved:

  • Julie Appo, Bundaberg
  • Luke Barrowcliffe, Pomona
  • Krystal Beazley, Rockhampton
  • Howard (Joe) Butler, Rockhampton
  • Kaylene Butler, Rockhampton
  • Trey Butler, Rockhampton
  • Dr Pamela Croft-Warcon, Keppel Sands
  • Bindi Waugh, Gladstone
  1. 220 people attended the exhibition (one night only)
  2. 13 works (over half the exhibition) were sold
  3. Over $6,000 worth of art sales (100% returned to artists)
  4. This was the first exhibition to be hung in the Yeppoon Town Hall
  5. The event was part of the Articulate Regional Arts and Culture Conference (Arts Queensland) 2013 which gave national and international profile to the participating artists
  • Arts Queensland
  • Rockhampton Regional Council
  • Creative Regions