Museum of Brisbane

Artist-in-Residence: Kim Ah Sam

  • 13 Mar - 21 Jun 2020
  • Daily 10am - 5pm, until 7pm Fridays
  • Free
  • Adelaide Street Pavilion

Kim Ah Sam is an interdisciplinary artist working across drypoint, etching, weaving, printmaking and paper making. Kim will be exhibiting existing artworks, and making new weavings in the Museum’s open studio.

Artist-in-Residence: Kim Ah Sam

Kim Ah Sam is an interdisciplinary artist working across drypoint, etching, weaving, printmaking and paper making. An abiding theme of her art practice is investigating ways of spiritually reconnecting with her father’s Country, Kalkadoon in north-west Queensland. Using traditional and European materials, Kim develops methods of working that demonstrate how the two can meet in a contemporary context.

As Artist-in-Residence, Kim will be exhibiting existing artworks, and making new weavings in the Museum’s open studio. She invites audiences to participate in the making process, ask questions and gain new understandings.

Key to this activity is storytelling and knowledge-sharing, a practice which is deeply embedded in First Nations communities Australia-wide. Thanks to Kim’s generosity, we are offered insight into the preciousness of spirituality, identity and place.

Kim Ah Sam will have a selection of works on display in Museum of Brisbane’s Adelaide Street Pavilion. Kim will create new artworks whilst in residence as well and invite visitors to participate in her weaving practise.

The Artist-in-Residence program is supported by Tim Fairfax AC.

Image: Kim Ah Sam, A woven journey, 2018, recycled materials, natural raffia, wood, string, cotton, courtesy the artist.