Elisa Jane Carmichael (NGUGI/QUANDAMOOKA/AU)

Elisa Jane Carmichael_Photo_Joe Ruckli_Courtesy of Onespace

Elisa Jane Carmichael

Born 1987, Brisbane, Australia
Lives and works Minjerribah (North Stradbroke Island) and Meanjin (Brisbane)

Elisa Jane Carmichael is a multidisciplinary artist who honours her saltwater heritage through materials collected from Country (Minjerribah/North Stradbroke Island), embracing traditional techniques and contemporary adaptations through painting, weaving, and textiles. Elisa is a descendant of the Ngugi people, one of traditional custodians of Quandamooka. Elisa has a Bachelor of Fine Arts, QCA, Griffith University and a Master of Fine Arts, QUT. Recent group exhibitions include: Tarra Warra Biennial 2023; Busan Biennale 2022; Primavera 2021 (MCA); Naadohbii: To Draw Water, (Museum of Melbourne) and Winnipeg Art Gallery (Canada); Tarnanthi 2020 (AGSA) and Women’s Wealth Project, APT9 at QAGOMA in 2018.

PHOTO 2024 Events

Founding Partners
  • Bowness Family Foundation
  • Naomi Milgrom Foundation
Major Government Partners
  • City of Melbourne Arts Grants Program
  • Creative Victoria
Major Partners
  • Maddocks

PHOTO Australia respectfully acknowledges the traditional custodians of the lands upon which we work and live, and the rich and diverse Indigenous cultures across what is now called Australia. For over 60,000 years, Indigenous arts and culture have thrived on this sacred land, and we honour Elders and cultural leaders past and present. This was, and always will be, Aboriginal land.

01–24 March