Cultural identity is at the heart of Mark du Potiers’ practice. The interdisciplinary artist will use his Museum of Brisbane residency to create textile works and community engagement projects that involve conversations about various lived experiences in contemporary Australia.
Museum of Brisbane is delighted to welcome Artist-in-Residence, Mark du Potiers. Mark’s practice examines cultural identity, drawing from his experiences of growing up in Brisbane as an Australian with Chinese heritage. The artist employs a wide range of materials and methods to explore notions of power and privilege, assumption, stereotyping, and ideals of value and beauty. His work also references queerness and its additional complexities when viewed through a multicultural lens.
Mark will spend his residency creating large textile works about guardian Deities in Chinese religion, and their associated mysterious topographies. With a practice rooted in collaboration, interaction, and play, the artist will complement his residency with a collaborative public program. Creatives of Asian heritage are invited to join him in the studio space for a tea ceremony and engage in conversation about growing up in Brisbane and share how their experiences have influenced their lives. Mark will then interpret and compile these stories online.
Mark du Potiers is an Australian artist based in Brisbane. Working mainly in interdisciplinary sculpture, his practice is often rooted in collaboration, interaction, and play. The artist has exhibited works at QCA Galleries, Griffith University, and in spaces across South East Queensland, and in Kulin Nation / Melbourne. Mark was an exhibiting finalist in Midsumma Festival’s Midsumma Australia Post Art Prize and was a House Conspiracy artist-in-residence in 2018.
Museum of Brisbane’s Artist-in-Residence program is supported by Mr Tim Fairfax AC. Find out more about the Artist-in-Residence program.