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Chantal Fraser

The Ascended

11 November — 20 January 2024

Gallery 1 | NorthSite Contemporary Arts
Chantal Fraser, Fantômas Gold, (detail), 2023, welding helmet, adhesive, acrylic rhinestones, metallic glass shards, 30 x 26 x 21.5 cm. Photo: Patrick Lester

The Ascended exhibition crystallises Fraser’s exploration of power and class through her anti-colonial and anti-capitalist strategies, developing a theory that links ornamentation, personal protective devices and protest aesthetics as means to subvert and liberate identities. Fraser’s multimedia practice has garnered significant acclaim within Australian contemporary art and reflects the complexity of lived experiences for diasporic Sāmoan and Pasifika communities.

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This project has been assisted by the Australian Government through Creative Australia, its principal arts investment and advisory body.

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This project has been supported by the Queensland Government through Arts Queensland.

The exhibition Chantal Fraser: The Ascended is presented in partnership with Griffith University Art Museum.

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