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Shannon Brett

Shannon Brett is a descendant of the Wakka Wakka, Budjula and Gurang Gurang clans which surround the vast coastal outskirts of South East Queensland; clans who were later scattered throughout the north during the mission days. Local to North Queensland, Brett is a multi-disciplinary artist, who is technically trained in fashion design, graphic and web design, music production, animation, theatre and film. Her practice has encompassed film, photography, painting, drawing and sculpture. While clearly exploring past and present events that have affected Indigenous people and culture, Brett's work engages with the universal issues of identity, power and history, transcending cultural and sequential boundaries.



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Brisbane Studio

NEWFlames - Brisbane 2003-2008 NEWflames artist in residency pilot program began in Brisbane during 2002 as a new initiative of Campfire Group and Fire-works Gallery. This program offered emerging and post-emerging Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists with residencies and mentoring to experiment with new ways of thinking and working with their practice.

NEWflames Brisbane's program was supported by patron Ann Gamble Myer and managed by Michael Eather, Fire-works Gallery.

The following artists were awarded residencies during this period:

Tony Albert, Craig Koometta, Luke Cummins, Christine Christopherson, Jason Davidson, Andrea Fisher, Jenny Fraser, Roy McIvor, Marcia Murrungan, Archie Moore, Lily Campbell Napangardi, Bob Dixon Tjurpirulla, Janice Peacock Tjupurrula and Ian Waldron.