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Alongside my arts practice, music reigns over a large part of my soul. I have a background in piano, percussion, guitar and harp and have created soundscapes in collaboration with filmmakers, fashion and jewelry designers and other artists and musicians. ​

Chiharu Shiota: The Soul Trembles Performance/ Music+Movement: Juno Toraiwa & Lake Kelly

Chiharu Shiota: The Soul Trembles Performance/ Music+Movement: Juno Toraiwa & Lake Kelly

Lake Kelly and Juno Toraiwa perform an improvised set featuring dance and harp, amidst Chiharu Shiota’s vast installation 'Uncertain Journey' 2016/2022. Lake Kelly is a Vietnamese/Australian musician and artist. Alongside her harp, she uses vintage pedals to create live soundscapes. Her music takes inspiration from the feeling of ambiance in memory and natural spaces. Juno Toraiwa is a contemporary dance artist, who experiments with movements and improvisation. Chiharu Shiota is renowned internationally for her transformative, large-scale installations constructed from millions of fine threads that cluster in space or form complex webs that spill from wall to floor to ceiling. Shiota’s beautiful and disquieting works express the intangible: memories, dreams, anxiety and silence. 18 JUNE – 3 OCTOBER 2022 GALLERY OF MODERN ART (GOMA), BRISBANE TIMED TICKETS: DELVE DEEPER: The Gallery of Modern Art (GOMA) is the exclusive Australian venue for ‘Chiharu Shiota: The Soul Trembles’ in The Fairfax Gallery (1.1), Gallery 1.2 and the Eric & Marion Taylor Gallery (1.3), GOMA, Brisbane Organised by the Queensland Art Gallery | Gallery of Modern Art (QAGOMA) and Mori Art Museum, Tokyo, and curated by Mami Kataoka, Director, Mori Art Museum, Tokyo. Chiharu Shiota, Japan/Germany b.1972 / Installation view of Uncertain Journey 2016/2022 in ‘The Soul Trembles’, Gallery of Modern Art, Brisbane / Metal frame, red wool / © Chiharu Shiota Queensland Art Gallery | Gallery of Modern Art (QAGOMA) Brisbane Australia © Queensland Art Gallery Board of Trustees, 2022 #QAGOMA #ShiotaGOMA #chiharushiota


MIXED EMOTIONS: PART I is a collaboration between three Asian Australian artists who live and work on the Gold Coast and Brisbane region. Through video, performance and music, this work is a celebration of Asian heritage and reflects upon the mixed-race experience; whereby identities exist within a space that is between multiple cultures. Growing up, ELLAMAY FITZGERALD experienced a loss of ethnic identity due to a disconnection to her Thai culture. She found support in the online and arts community, connecting with other Asian Australians who shared similar experiences of up-bringing, challenges of identity and societal pressures to assimilate. Directed and filmed by Ellamay, Mixed Emotions: Part I reflects the artist’s own journey of self acceptance and a calling to reconnect to her Thai roots. The work was created site-specifically on the headland of Burleigh Heads with Performance Artist, Wanida Serce and Harpist, Lisa Tran Kelly. ELLAMAY KHONGROJ FITZGERALD b. 1992, is a Australian Thai Artist living and working on Yugambeh Country QLD. Her work explores the human condition through experimental imagery of the female form and its connection to the natural environment. Recently Ellamay has shifted her focus to explore her own Thai culture and mixed Asian identity through her arts practice. Offering a female gaze, Ellamay uses her lens based practice as a platform to challenge social norms, elevate people from diverse cultural backgrounds and under-represented voices. Ellamay graduated with a Bachelor of Photography from QCA Brisbane, 2014. She has presented works both solo and collaboratively for Generate GC 2021, Bleach Festival 2020, Placemakers Gold Coast, Mint Art House, Level Up Gallery, Level One Seventeen Gallery, Running Duck Theatre Company, SUNSTUDIOS Sydney and QCA Brisbane. Ellamay is currently a Resident at Mint Art House in Burleigh Heads, Gold Coast. As part of SWELL Fringe Festival THE WALLS ART SPACE will present MEDIUM RARE; site-specific art and sculpture symposium: responding to the physical and psychological landscape, here and now. MEDIUM RARE is an initiative that supports artists to make and document contemporary artworks in the outdoors and other sites, in their own time and on their own terms. The symposium will showcase documentation of the artists projects and open up discussion about the landscape that we find ourselves in. SWELL SCULPTURE FESTIVAL is Queensland’s largest outdoor sculpture exhibition and takes place on Currumbin Beach from 10-19 September.

Harp and Soundscapes 

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