long water: fibre stories

01/05/2021 - 25/09/2022

  • Daintree rainforest
    Delissa Walker Daintree rainforest , 2019
    Image Credit
    Photo: Rhett Hammerton

About the exhibition

long water: fibre stories illuminates spiritual, ancestral, and physical connections to water through fibre practices of artists from Yuwaalaraay (North West NSW), Quandamooka (Moreton Bay, South East QLD), Kuku Yalanji (Far North QLD), Zenadh Kes (Torres Strait Islands, QLD), Yurruwi (Milingimbi Island, NT), and surrounding homelands. Together this group—Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women, spanning different generations and ancestries—share an inseparable relationship to water, be it the vast sea, inland waterways, or expansive river systems. 

long water: fibre stories is curated by Freja Carmichael, Ngugi woman from Quandamooka country.

About the artists

Susan Balbunga, Mandy Batjula, Elisa Jane Carmichael, Sonja Carmichael, Fiona Elisala-Mosby, Janet Fieldhouse, Helen Ganalmirriwuy, Ruth Nalmakarra, Paula Savage, Lucy Simpson and Delissa Walker.

Touring Venues
and Dates


A travelling exhibition organised by Institute of Modern Art (IMA), toured by Museums & Galleries Queensland. This project has been assisted by the Australian Government's Visions of Australia program and the Australia Council for the Arts.