Below are some amazing Story City projects that were available for a limited time and will now live on in the archive!
MAIWAR EXHIBITION TOUR – July 2016
This project was a self-guided audio tour on the Story City app for the Maiwar project, an art installation in Brisbane’s Vibrant Laneways Outdoor Gallery, as part of Brisbane City Council’s Black History Month, July 2016.
Maiwar, the traditional word used to refer to the waterway now known as the Brisbane River, is a visual art exhibition featuring contemporary Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists. Explore the Vibrant Laneways Outdoor Gallery sites including Eagle Lane, Hutton Lane, Fish Lane, King George Square Car Park and Giffin Lane. The exhibition program includes an installation at the Museum of Brisbane and nightly projections on the William Jolly Bridge.
Maiwar was the signature event of Black History Month in July 2016. For further information about black history month visit www.brisbane.qld.gov.au/blackhistorymonth This project was an initiative of the Brisbane City Council.
Artists featured in the tour include: Glennys Briggs, Hannah Brontë, Megan Cope, Archie Moore, Ryan Presley, and Judy Watson.
Curators featured in the tour include: Blaklash Collective – Freja Carmichael, Katina Davidson, and Amanda Hayman.
Here are some samples of the amazing audio interviews with some of the artists.
An Interview with Glennys Briggs:
An Interview with Ryan Presley:
WEAVING OUR HERITAGE BRISASIA TOUR – Aug 2016
This project was a self-guided digital art tour (video and audio) on the Story City app in Brisbane’s Vibrant Eagle Lane, as part of Brisbane City Council’s BrisAsia, March-August 2016.
The installation create by Engage Arts, and featuring artists Elysha Rei (Gould), and Vanghoua Anthony Vue, celebrated these two talented artists Asian heritage with each piece augmented on the app by an video showing that piece being installed, and an audio interview with the artist. This was so, even with the pieces removed at the end of the festival, curious visitors could still see the installation in digital form. Engage Arts developed the curatorial theme of ‘Weaving Our Heritage’ and contracted Brisbane-based artists, Vanghoua Anthony Vue and Elysha Rei (Gould), both of whom explore their Asian heritage through their art practice, to produce new works especially for the installation. Vue is a multidisciplinary artist who draws on popular culture, street art, language systems and Hmong textile traditions, weaving aspects of his Hmong heritage into a contemporary art context. Rei explores her Japanese lineage, using concepts of community transition and migration by referencing symbolic Japanese animals, plants and patterns and placing them within new environments.
For further information about BrisAsia visit https://www.brisbane.qld.gov.au/whats-on/type/festivals This project was thanks to Engage Arts and Brisbane City Council.
Here are some samples of the amazing art installation videos and audio interviews with the artists.
An Interview, and video installation, with Elysha Rei (Gould):
An Interview, and video installation, with Vanghoua Anthony Vue: