Museum of Brisbane

MoB Artist-in-Residence: Alethea Beetson

 

Alethea Beetson is a kabi kabi/gubbi gubbi + wiradjuri artist and producer. As part of the Artist-in-Residence program at Museum of Brisbane, Alethea will be producing a new theatre work exploring the Museum’s social and art history collections, as well as narratives and issues surrounding absence.

Alethea Beetson has worked extensively with Indigenous communities across multiple art forms to inspire new works that respond to societal issues, cultural heritage and colonisation. Her research explores the function of ritual, resistance and resurgence in the creative development and production of Indigenous performance.


About the Artist

Alethea Beetson is a kabi kabi/gubbi gubbi + wiradjuri artist and producer. In 2013, she founded Digi Youth Arts, a not-for-profit arts organisation that shares the stories of young Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Alethea represented her community as a delegate at the 2016  Festival of Pacific Arts in Guam. With a background in law, she has also delivered speeches as part of the Recognise campaign, on the ways that treaty, sovereignty and Constitutional recognition can co-exist.

More recently, Alethea worked as the Indigenous Engagement Coordinator at the Queensland Museum, and was the Curator of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander program at Festival 2018 Brisbane. Currently, Alethea is the First Nations Producer at BIGSOUND, the Artistic Director of Digi Youth Arts, and a First Nations Producer at Horizon Festival.

Museum of Brisbane’s Artist-in-Residence program is supported by Mr Tim Fairfax AC. Find out more about Museum of Brisbane’s Artist-in-Residence program here.

 

Image: Alethea Beetson rehearsing her most recent production, Wandering Stars. Photograph by LaVonne Bobongie.