BSAF 2019

Boneta-Marie Mabo


Boneta-Marie Mabo, Piadram/Munbarra, a proud Aboriginal and Torres Strait woman, a sugar slave descendant, a prison abolitionist, and a lover of fashion and art. In 2017 she collaborated with the Royal Australian Mint in the design of a circulating commemorative 50c coin to mark the 50th anniversary of the 1967 referendum and the 25th anniversary of the High Court Mabo decision. In 2016 she was the inaugural artist-in-residence for the State Library of Queensland’s kuril dhagun Indigenous centre, in 2015 she won People’s Choice award in the National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Telstra Art Award for her art celebrating the life of her activist grandfather, the late Eddie Koiki Mabo. For the past five years the award winning contemporary artist has lead the Sisters Inside Young Indigenous Art Program. Sisters Inside, an independent community organisation, which exists to advocate for the human rights of women and girls in the criminal justice system. She holds an Undergraduate Degree in Visual Arts from Deakin University. Boneta-Marie most recent solo exhibition in 2018 was ‘Immersed’ a collection of portraits of First Nations women that celebrates resistance against patriarchal colonialism.

Date: Saturday 18th May, 2019 - 10:00am

Location: Howard Smith Wharves (5 Boundary St, Brisbane City)