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

2021

Slow moving waters, TarraWarra Biennial, Melbourne

Her Beauty, Her Terror, group exhibition, Caboolture Regional Art Gallery, Brisbane

I speak to uncover the mouths of silence, Queen Victoria Museum and Art Gallery (permanent acquistion), Launceston

Water Rites, ACE Open, Adelaide

QCA HDR Represent: A 2021 retrospective, POP Gallery, Brisbane

2020

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

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

Her, Milani Gallery CARPARK, Brisbane

52proposalsforthe20s Maria Lind’s Instagram project, in collaboration with Dale Harding

Uterine Bag series, 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 ARI, 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), with 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

 

Prizes / Awards

2021     Finalist 15 Artists, Moreton Bay Regional Council, Brisbane

2019     Finalist, Woollahra Small Sculpture Prize 2019, Sydney

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

2017     Griffith University Medal for Outstanding Academic Excellence, Brisbane

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

2021

Open studio – BAD 2021 Festival (Brisbane Art Design), Brisbane

Griffith University, Hope Street Artist Residency, Brisbane

2020

Griffith University, Hope Street Artist Residency, Brisbane

Queen Victoria Museum & Art Gallery studio residency, Launceston

‘Through a lens of visitation,’ Monash University cultural exchange, Sarina, north-Queensland

2018

Australia Council Innovation Lab 2018: Sydney

Australia Council Innovation Lab 2018: Hobart

 

Collections

2021

Queen Victoria Museum and Art Gallery, Launceston

2017

St Andrew’s War Memorial Hospital, Brisbane

 

Public Art

2019 – 2021

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 / Events

Presenter: QUT Symposium – Grounded in Place: Dialogues Between First Nation Artists in Australia, Taiwan, and Aotearoa
7-9 October 2021

The Mercury (Tasmania), New permanent collection, QVMAG, Launceston, 14 August 2021

First Look: Inside the 7th TarraWarra Biennial; https://www.theaustralian.com.au/life/first-look-inside-the-7th-tarrawarra-biennial/news-story/0f5ecc677e82a60faa08ea429912438a, 25 March 2021

Interview – Launceston Examiner newspaper, re Uterine Bag Show, 23 November 2020

Editorial Assistant, Gordon Bennett: Selected Writings, Published by Power Publications and Griffith University Art Museum, 2020

Interview: The Art Show, ABC Radio, December 2019

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

Interview: AWAYE, ABC Radio, July 2019

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

WIN News, Tasmania, December 2019

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

Justine Youssef and Mandy Quadrio in conversation, NAVA Podcast, December 2019

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

“Artist Run Initiatives take over Hobart in Hobiennale”, Art Guide 2019

https://artguide.com.au/artist-run-initiatives-take-over-hobart-in-hobiennale 2019

Review of Hatched exhibition, PICA, Pelican magazine, July 2018

Interview – Koori Mail re Hatched exhibition, Perth, May 2018

Interview – Radio TalkBlak Program, BBM 98.7 FM Cairns, re Metro Arts 2018

Interview – Radio Goolarri, 6GME 99.7 FM Broome, W.A re Metro Arts 2018

Online magazine interview by Tianey Miekus, Art Guide Australia, re Metro Arts 2018