Artist Statement

As a proud palawa,Tasmanian Aboriginal woman with strong connections to my ancestral home of tebrakunna in the north-east of 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

2019     (upcoming) Hobiennale, Hobart, Tasmania

             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, 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

             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, QCA, Brisbane Link

 

Awards

2019    Finalist Woollahra Small Sculpture Prize

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)

2011    Finalist, Moreton Bay Regional Art Awards, Brisbane

 

Residencies

2019    Australia Council Innovation Lab 2019 – Hobart & Sydney

 

Collections

2017    St Andrew’s War Memorial Hospital, Brisbane, Australia

 

Public Art

2019    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