Artist Statement

As a proud palawa,Tasmanian Aboriginal woman with strong connections to my ancestral home of tebrakunna, the Coastal Plains Nation north-eastern Tasmania, and the Oyster Bay Nation of eastern Tasmania, my art practice seeks to bring attention to historical, cultural and political events that have been ignored or buried by colonial histories. I work across sculpture, photography and mixed-media to assert a living and dynamic culture.

 

Artist Bio & CV

Mandy Quadrio was born in Melbourne, Australia. After graduating from a Bachelor of Contemporary Australian Indigenous Art degree at Queensland College of Art, Griffith University in 2016, she completed her Bachelor of Fine Arts achieving 1st Class Honours. Mandy is currently a Doctoral candidate in Fine Arts at Griffith University.

 

Mandy Quadrio 

Born:     Melbourne, Australia

Mob/Country: pairabeene clan, tebrakunna, Coastal Plains Nation, north-east Tasmania; Oyster Bay Nation, eastern Tasmania

 

Education

2018 –   Doctoral candidate in Visual Arts (DVA), Queensland College of Arts (QCA), Griffith University, Brisbane, Queensland

2017     Bachelor of Fine Art (Honours) 1st Class, QCA, Griffith University, Brisbane, Queensland

2014 – 2016 Bachelor of Contemporary Australian Indigenous Art (C.A.I.A.), Queensland College of Art (QCA), Griffith University, Brisbane, Queensland

2013     Certificate III in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Arts, Southbank Institute of Technology, Brisbane, Queensland

2002 – 2007 Bachelor of Arts (Anthropology), University of Queensland (partial completion)

 

Exhibitions

2020

Striking at the foundations, group exhibition, Rite of passage, QUT Art Museum, Brisbane

Kelp Culture 2020 Project, The Climate Foundation, International travelling exhibition

Her beauty, her terror, group exhibition, Caboolture Regional Art Gallery, Brisbane

(Upcoming solo exhibition) Sawtooth ARI, Launceston, Tasmania

2019

here lies lies, solo exhibition, Hobiennale 2019, representing Outer Space ARI, Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery, Hobart,

movement at the edge, solo exhibition, Outer Space, Brisbane

with a steely resolve, solo exhibition, Firstdraft, Sydney

the country within, solo exhibition, Institute of Modern Art Belltower, Brisbane

face to face to face, solo exhibition, BEAUT (Brisbane & Elsewhere Art UnTriennial), Kuiper Projects, Brisbane

Pacifica Symposium exhibition, Webb Gallery, Queensland College of Art, Brisbane

2018

Around and Within, Macquarie Bank Art Collection, Barangaroo, Sydney

Unleashed, Artisan, Brisbane

Converse, Boxcopy Contemporary Art Space, Brisbane

Speaking Beyond the Vitrine, solo exhibition, Metro Arts, Brisbane

Hatched, National Graduate Art Show, Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts, Perth

Continuing Culture, Maiwar Festival, Art Space Vitrines, Queen & Edward Street, Elizabeth & Edward Streets, Brisbane CBD

2017

Flying Arts Exhibition, Judith Wright Centre, Fortitude Valley, Brisbane

Continuum, Queensland College of Art Honours graduate showcase, Brisbane

2016

Sculpture 16, Queensland College of Art graduate showcase, Brisbane

Contributor to Art of the Skins, Possum Skin Cloak Project, State Library of Queensland, Brisbane

A Unified Field, Art from the Margins, Fortitude Valley, Brisbane

Kultcha, Jugglers Artspace, Fortitude Valley, Brisbane

2015

Blak History Month, St Andrews War Memorial Hospital, Brisbane

2014

Away from Country, Project Gallery, Queensland College of Art, Griffith University, Brisbane Link

 

Awards

2019     Finalist, Woollahra Small Sculpture Prize 2019

2018     Finalist, Hatched, National Graduate Art Show, Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts, Perth

2017     Griffith University Medal for Outstanding Academic Excellence

2017     St Andrew’s War Memorial Hospital Award for Artistic Merit, Bachelor of Fine Art (Honours), Brisbane

2011     Finalist, Moreton Bay Regional Art Awards, Brisbane

 

Residencies

2018

Australia Council Innovation Lab 2018/19 – Hobart (April) & Sydney (June)

 

Collections

2017

St Andrew’s War Memorial Hospital, Brisbane, Australia

 

Public Art

2019 – 2020

Challenging the Aesthetics of Mythic Identity, Queensland College of Art Undercroft, Griffith University, Brisbane

2018

Continuing Culture, Maiwar Festival, Brisbane CBD Art Space Vitrines, Queen & Edward Street, Elizabeth & Edward Streets,                     Brisbane City Council

2017

Challenging the Aesthetics of Mythic Identity, Queensland College of Art Undercroft, Griffith University, Brisbane

 

Media

Interview: The Art Show, ABC Radio

https://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/the-art-show/studio-artist:-mandy-quadrio/11785024

Interview: AWAYE, ABC Radio

https://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/awaye/mandy-quadrio/11443724

WIN News, Tasmania

https://www.facebook.com/1138935429521446/posts/2560525554029086?d=n&sfns=mo

Justine Youssef and Mandy Quadrio in conversation, NAVA Podcast

https://visualarts.net.au/podcasts/episode-49-mandy-quadrio/

“Artist Run Initiatives take over Hobart in Hobiennale”, Art Guide

https://artguide.com.au/artist-run-initiatives-take-over-hobart-in-hobiennale