Shannon Brett

Brisbane (formerly Cairns)

Through my work I focus on issues that are close to heart, which are the survival, integrity and humility of Indigenous peoples”

Shannon Brett is a descendant of the Wakka Wakka, Butchulla and Gurang Gurang peoples of southern Queensland. Brett is an interdisciplinary artist who creates and designs artworks indicative of their experiences as an Aboriginal person living and surviving in modern, urban Australian society.

Technically trained in fashion design, graphic & web design, music production, animation, theatre and film, Brett also holds a Bachelor of Contemporary Australian Indigenous Art; Fine Art & Photography via the Queensland College of Art – Griffith University.

Brett also works extensively as an independent art curator, writer, trainer and arts manager, motivated by art that operates at the juncture of cultural politics and visual practice. Additionally, Brett maintains their position on the Editorial Board for Garland Magazine and the Board for Brisbane’s longest running ARI; Boxcopy.



Rite of Passage

Shannon Brett (exhibition curator) + Glennys Briggs, Megan Cope, Nici Cumpston, Karla Dickens, Julie Gough, Lola Greeno, Leah King-Smith, Jenna Lee, Carol McGregor, Mandy Quadrio and Judy Watson

Rite of Passage

24 September — 21 November 2020