Curated by the 2020 Blak Curatorial Exchange collective: Christopher Bassi, Simon Carmichael, Tarni Eastwood, Tamika Grant-Iramu and Sam Harrison.

This exhibition of contemporary works explores lines and journeys and journey lines, movement, rhythm, routines and visceral impressions of place. Experience the relationship between significant locations, repetition of action and the formation of tradition.

This exhibition includes work by Christopher Bassi, Bethany Bobir, Elisa Jane Carmichael, Sonja Carmichael, Katina Davidson, Tamika Grant-Iramu, Dale Harding, Sam Harrison, Jo Lankester, Maeve Lejune, Ryan Presley, Rachael Stevens, Samual Tupou  


By Blaklash Projects

The Pattern & Place exhibition is the culmination of the Blak Curatorial Exchange. Metro Arts has partnered with Blaklash to deliver this six-week professional development program for six Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists who are interested in developing their curatorial skills. Led by Blaklash, this program aims to strengthen the sector by enhancing knowledge, support networks, and developing practical skills through an exhibition outcome.



7 – 14 November 2020 

Mon – Thu     10am-4pm
Fri – Sat         10am-10pm

Closing Night Event: 
6-8.30pm, Friday 13 November


Gallery One, Metro Arts

Image: Tamika Grant-Iramu, Fragments of Redlands: the eucalyptus, 2020
Vinyl-cut on Hahnemühle paper (Detail).  Courtesy the artist and Onespace Gallery.


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Blaklash Projects is a 100% Aboriginal owned business specialising in the curation of exhibitions, cultural events and bespoke creative projects that showcase Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander voices. Troy Casey (Kamilaroi) and Amanda Hayman (Wakka Wakka / Kalkadoon) have extensive experience working in partnership with community to develop community-celebrated programs and projects.