Alethea Beetson | Reflections on MoB residency and City Hall
Alethea Beetson is a Kabi Kabi/Gubbi Gubbi and Wiradjuri artist and producer. Alethea has worked as the Indigenous Engagement Coordinator at the Queensland Museum, Curator of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander program at Festival 2018 Brisbane, and as First Nations Producer at BIGSOUND and Horizon Festival. She is also the founder of Digi Youth Arts.
Alethea 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.
In 2019, Alethea undertook a residency at Museum of Brisbane where she examined the Museum’s social and art history collections, as well as narratives and issues surrounding absence.
Banner: Alethea Beetson rehearsing her production, Wandering Stars. Photo: LaVonne Bobongie. | Thumbnail: Model of the Brisbane City Hall Tympanum by Daphne Mayo, rooftop studio c1928. Courtesy University of Queensland. | Image: Alethea Beetson by artist Claire Foxton, Elizabeth Street, Brisbane. Courtesy the artist.