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Artist In Residence – Mia Boe Exhibition Launch

  • 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm | Saturday November 25, 2023
  • Good Chemistry | Ace Hotel Sydney
  • 47-53 Wentworth Ave.

Rethinkable presents: “I Can’t Stop Thinking About You” by Mia Boe

Exhibition: Nov 2023 to Jan 2024

Opening Reception: Saturday Nov 25,  7-9pm


Mia Boe is a Melbourne-based painter from Brisbane with Butchulla and Burmese ancestry. Her work is influenced by the inheritance and ‘disinheritance’ of these two cultures, often responding to the British Empire’s deliberate and violent interferences with the cultural heritages of Burma/Myanmar and K’gari (Fraser Island).

During her Artist in Residence stay in October, Mia will create a series of ink paintings on silk capturing the abstract feeling of missing someone (open to interpretation).  This exhibition is a part of our year-long partnership with Nina Fitzgerald and Rethinkable.

Ace Hotel’s Artist in Residence program is the embodiment of our deep conviction that artists deliver us a critical lens through which to understand the world and ourselves. On a quarterly basis, and curated in partnership with creative collectives and art institutions that inspire us, we invite artists across the globe to turn one of our hotel rooms into their studio for a month. Given time and space to create, the artist’s resultant body of work is then exhibited or showcased at Ace and shared with the public.

Learn more about the history of the Artist in Residence program at Ace Hotel.

About our partner: Nina Fitzgerald and 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.


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