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Meet Casey Coolwell-Fisher

Casey Coolwell-FisherCasey Coolwell-Fisher is a Quandamooka woman of the Nunukul people from Minjerribah (North Stradbroke Island).

Casey has a creative background in Graphic Design and is the co-founder & artist, along side her partner Roy Fisher, of CHABOO, a home decor and design business specialising in hand painted Aboriginal art on wooden products, Graphic Design and customised murals.

Following a few previous commissions with QPAC including for Clancestry – A Celebration of Country in 2019 and the free QPAC Tunnel Exhibition Unearthed, Casey will lead the festival site design for Clancestry 2022 with veteran Festival Designer Josh McIntosh. This festival design by and with a First Nations artist is essential to create a warm, welcoming and recognisable First Nations space for Clancestry or the next 6 years.

Casey Coolwell-Fisher art work for QPAC's Clancestry
FESTIVAL DESIGN FOR QPAC’S CLANCESTRY – A CELEBRATION OF COUNTRY

Casey’s artwork represents our people coming together and sharing their stories, just like the combinations and the story telling of our natural elements. The mix of our trees and leaves are represented in the leaf elements, sand and dirt in the dot work, water in the swirled lines and the mountains/hills in the combination of everything.

 

Casey Coolwell-Fisher art work for Unearthed
Unearthed

Casey was part of the FREE Unearthed tunnel exhibition at QPAC that ran in November 2019. Five Aboriginal artists created distinct durational pieces of work that depicted each individual’s cultural connection to their country. Find out more.

 

QPAC First Nations

Acknowledgement of Traditional Custodians

We pay our respects to the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander ancestors of this land, their spirits and their legacy. The foundations laid by these ancestors – our First Nations Peoples – gives strength, inspiration and courage to current and future generations, both Indigenous and non-Indigenous, towards creating a better Queensland.