Artist In Residence
Our Partner: Rethinkable
Nina Fitzgerald is a proud Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander woman from Kakadu, the Torres Strait Islands and the Wuthati people of Shelbourne Bay in Far North Queensland. Her work spans the fashion and creative sectors with roles in creative direction, curation, photography and writing. Fitzgerald is the creative director of Going North and founder of Laundry Gallery. She is passionate about elevating First Nations voices and knowledge systems to drive meaningful agency for Australia’s First Peoples, and believes in the power of new creative perspectives to bring positive and influential change to so many lives, both Indigenous and non-Indigenous.
Rethinkable is a certified B Corp social innovation collective that works across impact, placemaking and storytelling. They future-proof organizations by finding the intersection of growth and positive community and environmental impact and turn innovative strategies into outcomes-driven initiatives. Rethinkable’s mission is to forge a new, regenerative economy.
Jazz Money is a poet and artist of Wiradjuri heritage, producing works that encompass installation, digital, performance, film and print. Their writing has been widely published nationally and internationally, and performed on stages around the world. Working across different mediums, Jazz’s practice is centered around questions of narrative and legacy: place memory, First Nations memory, colonial memory and the stories that we tell to construct national and personal identity. Jazz’s best selling poetry collection, “How To Make A Basket,” received the David Unaipon Award and they became a Clothing Store resident artist at Carriageworks in Sydney earlier this year.
Money will be in residence during the month of July 2023 and will be showcasing their work at Ace Sydney from August 2023 – October 2023.
Mia Boe is a painter from Brisbane with Butchulla and Burmese ancestry. The inheritance and disinheritance of both cultures is the focus of her practice. Boe’s paintings respond, sometimes obliquely, to historical and contemporary acts of violence perpetrated on the people and lands of Burma and Australia.
Boe will be in residence during the month of January 2024 and will be showcasing her work at Ace Sydney from November 2023 – January 2024.
Maddison Gibbs is a proud Barkindji woman who grew up in Dubbo, NSW. She currently lives and works between Sydney and Kandos, NSW. Both artist and activist, Gibbs’ practice examines dual histories, focusing on stories of past and present Aboriginal societies and spirit. A multidisciplinary artist, she works across a wide spectrum of cultural praxis, utilizing many methods and ideologies. Gibbs tells intergenerational stories of contemporary Aboriginal affairs with a focus on exploring women’s narratives.
Gibbs will be in residence during the month of October 2023 and will be showcasing her work at Ace Sydney from February 2024 – April 2024.
Solomon resides in Kubin Village native on Moa Island in the Torres Strait, located between mainland Australia and Papua New Guinea. In 2000, Booth joined the Mualgal Minarral Artist Collective alongside renowned artist Dennis Nona which later evolved into the MOA ARTS – Ngalmun Lagau Minaral Art Centre. Booth takes great pride in his role as a founding committee member of MOA ARTS and continues to draw inspiration from the surroundings of his island home as well as Torres Strait and Melanesian influences in his multimedia printmaking.
Booth will be in residence during the month of April 2024 and will be showcasing his work at Ace Sydney from May 2024 – July 2024.