Art Makers x National Gallery
'My family, my Torres Strait Islander heritage and my culture are my inspiration and are integral to my art. Art and my practice is important to me because it gives me a sense of belonging in my family, my heritage and my culture.’
The second commission in the National Gallery x Art Makers series will be presented by Kalaw Lagaw Ya/Meriam Mir artist Janet Fieldhouse. Inspired by her matrilineal connections to the Torres Strait Islander communities, Fieldhouse is known for her usually intricate and small-scale sculptures which depict the elasticity in nature. This large-scale work for the National Gallery’s Sculpture Garden will be her most ambitious work to date.
This commission is possible through the generous support of Art Makers.
Curator: Tina Baum, Gulumirrgin (Larrakia)/Wardaman/ Karajarri peoples, Curator, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art