|2022 has been a tumultuous ‘year of the tiger’. We survived floods, inflation, elections, interest rate rises. For some, 2022 felt like ‘20 years in one’, and when we hit December, we might have agreed.
However, we bounced back to in-person events this year and Onespace artists shrugged off these challenges, actively exhibiting or working in many places including: Brisbane, Busan, Cairns, Gold Coast, Logan, Oslo, Shepparton, Sydney, Toronto, to name just some. We presented ‘in person’ at two Art Fairs – Cairns Indigenous Art Fair (Teho Ropeyarn and Tamika Grant-Iramu) and Sydney Contemporary (Elisa Jane Carmichael and Teho Ropeyarn). These fairs are a great opportunity to introduce our artists to new collectors and audiences.
This year saw collaborative interactions with major institutions such as QAGOMA through Sebastian Moody’s Open Studio residency and Brian Robinson’s Children’s Art Centre commission; and the amazing HOTA’s Children’s Gallery through Samuel Tupou’s Tropic Arcadia. We also greatly appreciated our collaborations in Cairns with NorthSite and the Tanks Art Centre through CIAF; and our first interactions with Nuit Blanche and the City of Toronto and the Busan Biennale in South Korea.
We look forward to an exciting 2023 Onespace program of solo and curated exhibitions and the opening of The National at Carriageworks in Sydney (Teho Ropeyarn) and the TarraWarra Biennial (Sonja Carmichael and Elisa Jane Carmichael). Watch out also for further announcements about public art projects in South-East Queensland, Tropical North Queensland, Western Downs, and abroad.
We express our heartfelt thanks to our represented artists, our partners and collaborators, and each one of our private collectors and institutional curators who supported us this year. As always, we sincerely thank our remarkably talented and diligent team, Alicia, Taylor, and Tamika – we could not do this without you!
On behalf of the Onespace Team, we hope you have a very relaxing and safe summer holiday, ready to take off in the Year of the Rabbit!
best wishes, John Stafford & Jodie Cox, Directors