Botanicals by Tarn McLean

McLean, Tarn ORCID: and Waters, Melanie (2022) Botanicals by Tarn McLean. [A Visual Arts collection]

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Additional Information: This exhibition is supported by the Toowoomba Regional Council and is a part of the Toowoomba Carnival of Flowers calendar. SANDALWOOD COLLABORATION The Sandalwood painting and video is the collaborative work between non-First Nations artist Tarn McLean and First Nation Gomeroi Woman, Melanie Waters. The project boldly repositions two cultures to exemplify the 'coming together', finding equilibrium in the third space. Sandalwood carries culturally significant meanings to First Nations people’s way beyond its European botanical representation, a key element used for ceremonial purposes that was, and still remains, informed by an age-old practice since the time of immemorial. For Tarn, the work signifies acknowledgment of First Nations culture through painting and visual story telling. - Melanie Waters, 2022. The proceeds of the sale of this painting will fund the youth art prize ‘Futures in the Third Space’. A collaborative project founded by Melanie Waters and Dr Tarn McLean, this prize is an initiation for future co-existence between First Nations and non-First Nations peoples. Igniting identity for future generations.
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Current - Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts - School of Creative Arts (1 Mar 2019 -)
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Current - College for Indigenous Studies, Education and Research (1 Nov 2014 -)
Date Deposited: 12 Sep 2022 23:56
Last Modified: 28 Nov 2022 00:04
Fields of Research (2008): 19 Studies in Creative Arts and Writing > 1905 Visual Arts and Crafts > 190502 Fine Arts (incl. Sculpture and Painting)
Fields of Research (2020): 45 INDIGENOUS STUDIES > 4599 Other Indigenous studies > 459999 Other Indigenous studies not elsewhere classified
36 CREATIVE ARTS AND WRITING > 3606 Visual arts > 360602 Fine arts
36 CREATIVE ARTS AND WRITING > 3606 Visual arts > 360699 Visual arts not elsewhere classified
Socio-Economic Objectives (2008): E Expanding Knowledge > 97 Expanding Knowledge > 970119 Expanding Knowledge through Studies of the Creative Arts and Writing
Socio-Economic Objectives (2020): 13 CULTURE AND SOCIETY > 1301 Arts > 130103 The creative arts
13 CULTURE AND SOCIETY > 1304 Heritage > 130403 Conserving intangible cultural heritage

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