Artist + Curator Talk
Join us in the gallery for a conversation with the Artist, Chantal Fraser, and Curator, Naomi Evans.
Chantal Fraser, a Sāmoan artist from Aotearoa/New Zealand, explores themes of capitalism and state authority through photography, performance, and sculpture, often incorporating ornamentation and personal adornment. Her work has been exhibited at renowned galleries in Australia, Canada, and France. The Ascended is a Griffith University Art Museum touring exhibition, curated by Naomi Evans.
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The Ascended by Chantal Fraser
The Ascended exhibition crystallises Fraser’s exploration of power and class through her anti-colonial and anti-capitalist strategies, developing a theory that links ornamentation, personal protective devices and protest aesthetics as means to subvert and liberate identities. Fraser’s multimedia practice has garnered significant acclaim within Australian contemporary art and reflects the complexity of lived experiences for diasporic Sāmoan and Pasifika communities.
Chantal Fraser: The Ascended is a Griffith University Art Museum touring exhibition, curated by Naomi Evans.
This project has been assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body. This project is supported by the Queensland Government through Arts Queensland. NorthSite Contemporary Arts is assisted by the Australian Government through Creative Australia, its principal arts investment and advisory body. NorthSite Contemporary Arts is supported by the Queensland Government through Arts Queensland.
Image Credit: Chantal Fraser, 2023. Image courtesy of Griffith University Art Museum. Photo: Phoebe Ye