Chantal Fraser is a Meanjin/Brisbane-based Sāmoan artist whose multimedia practice explores ornamentation and cultural adornment as an aesthetic resolution to identity and individuality.
As Artist in Residence, Chantal invites you to collaborate with her on a large-scale artwork through a series of free drop-in creative workshops.
In these free workshops, you will be inspired to create your very own ‘hybrid creature’ by collaging upcycled materials.
While making your hybrid creature, you will be asked to reflect on how each part contributes to the whole, and how this notion relates to your sense of self and the community.
After the workshops, Chantal will physically and digitally manipulate the collages to create a series of botanical designs. These will be arranged into a very special ‘hybrid garden’ and installed as an artwork in the Dome Gallery.
MoB’s Artist in Residence Program is supported by Tim Fairfax AC.
Born in Aotearoa/New Zealand, Chantal Fraser is a Meanjin/Brisbane-based artist of Sāmoan descent. She works across moving image, photography, performance and sculpture. Informed by lived experience, Chantal’s practice examines and subverts structures of authority, capitalism and cultural exchange, often through connotation, ornamentation and personal adornment. Chantal has featured in many national and international exhibitions, including at Griffith University Art Museum, Brisbane; Queensland Art Gallery | Gallery of Modern Art, Brisbane; Institute of Modern Art, Brisbane; Artspace, Sydney; Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver; and La Cité internationale des arts, Paris.