Cairns Regional Gallery’s Out of Queensland: New Indigenous Textiles exhibition exemplifies the fusion of digital technology and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander contemporary art practice and is presented in partnership with the Cairns Indigenous Art Fair.
The exhibition explores exciting new directions in the work of Vernon Ah Kee, Naomi Hobson, Gordon Hookey, Heather Koowootha, Claudia Moodoonuthi, Ryan Presley, Brian Robinson, Teho Ropeyarn and Arthur Roughsey.
Working in collaboration with textile designer, Bobbie Ruben, the nine established and emerging artists have manipulated images from their existing artworks to create repeat patterns for direct-to-fabric digital printing on lengths of fabric. Featuring strong colour and design, the exhibition makes a collective creative statement while celebrating individual artists’ signature styles. As a unified collection, Out of Queensland pops with ideas and new art and design directions.