Museum of Brisbane

Artist-in-Residence: Kim Ah Sam

  • 17 Jul - 6 Sept 2020
  • Exhibition now closed

Kim Ah Sam is an interdisciplinary artist working across drypoint, etching, weaving, printmaking and paper making.

Visit Kim Saturdays and Sundays until 6 September.

Artist-in-Residence: Kim Ah Sam

Kim Ah Sam is a Kuku Yalanji/ Kalkadoon 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 repurposed materials, Kim develops methods of working that demonstrate how the two can meet in a contemporary context. Kim’s weaving process is often collaborative, involving storytelling and knowledge-sharing, a practice which is deeply embedded in First Nations communities Australia-wide.  

Prior to COVID-19 restrictions, Kim was weaving in Museum of Brisbane’s gallery space as Artist-in-Residence, engaging with the public and the Museum team. Now, at this time of social distancing, Kim develops her weaving both from home and in the Museum’s open studio, while continuing to share her techniques and progress with us. While she’s not in the studio space, you can gain deeper understanding of Kim’s creative process by watching a video of Kim in the Adelaide St Pavilion and by enjoying the artworks on display.  




Banner image: Kim Ah Sam (Kuku Yalanji and Kalkadoon peoples, Brisbane b. 1967), A woven journey 2018, recycled materials, natural raffia, wood, string, cotton. Courtesy the artist. | Image: Kim Ah Sam (Kuku Yalanji and Kalkadoon peoples, Brisbane b. 1967), Artist-in-Residence installation view at Museum of Brisbane 2020, mixed media. Photo: Richard Waugh. Courtesy the artist.

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