TONY ALBERT: PAY ATTENTION TALK

6.00PM Wed 4 Jul 2018
QAG | Gallery 4 | Book Now

Tony Albert hosts a series of talks where he asks special guests to choose a pressing issue, story, or history that the nation needs to pay attention to, and show how this can be achieved through the arts.

In this instalment, hear from Alethea Beetson, Artist Director of Digi Youth Arts and First Nations Producer of BIGSOUND.

The series draws on Albert’s 50-metre-long text installation Pay Attention 2009-10, included in ‘Tony Albert: Visible’. Albert enlisted 26 Aboriginal artists, from rappers to graphic artists to painters and sculptors, to contribute one letter to the installation. The collaborative statement demands audiences to pay attention to these Indigenous artists, their work, their stories and their histories.

Alethea Beetson (kabi kabi + wiradjuri) is an artist and producer who has worked extensively with Indigenous communities and youth across multiple art forms to inspire new works responding to societal issues, cultural heritage and the impact of colonisation. In 2013 she founded Digi Youth Arts; a not-for-profit arts organisation that shares the stories of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander young people. More recently she worked as the Indigenous Engagement Coordinator at the Queensland Museum and was the Curator of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander program for Festival 2018 Brisbane.