TONY ALBERT: PAY ATTENTION TALK

6.00PM Wed 18 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 Leesa Watego, First Nations writer and blogger.

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.

Leesa Watego is the Director of Iscariot Media, a Brisbane-based creative studio specialising in Indigenous, creative and online projects. She has worked as an academic at Queensland College of Art, Griffith University in Indigenous Art and Protocols with a particular focus on Indigenous Cultural and Intellectual Property. She continues to teach in the areas of Creative Industries and Education. Since 2009 Leesa has worked in the digital space creating Deadly Bloggers, the first directory of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander bloggers. Leesa has an Associate Diploma of Arts (Theatre Administration) and a Bachelor of Commerce (Public Policy) from Griffith University. She is a Director of the South East Queensland Indigenous Chamber of Commerce.