A performance / sound installation work,  A Score to Scratch the Surface  showing at the Unconformity Festival in October. Still lots to do, but for now, the festival program is up and ready to roll  here .  August 2018.

A performance / sound installation work, A Score to Scratch the Surface showing at the Unconformity Festival in October. Still lots to do, but for now, the festival program is up and ready to roll here.

August 2018.

 
 As part of my ongoing collaboration with Tom Blake (momo doto), is a written contribution to Frontyard Projects' publication  A Conversation Piece . The full publication can be found / downloaded  here .  May 2018.

As part of my ongoing collaboration with Tom Blake (momo doto), is a written contribution to Frontyard Projects' publication A Conversation Piece. The full publication can be found / downloaded here.

May 2018.

 
 Very happy to announce momo doto has received support from the Australia Council of the Arts to fund our upcoming work,  A Score to Scratch the Surface , for the Queenstown Unconformity Festival. Creative ideas + money =  May 2018.

Very happy to announce momo doto has received support from the Australia Council of the Arts to fund our upcoming work, A Score to Scratch the Surface, for the Queenstown Unconformity Festival. Creative ideas + money =

May 2018.

 
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 Had such a lovely time selling work at the Meeanjin Markets, along with the excellent CAIA (Contemporary Australian Indigenous Art) Crew. The first markets of its kind in Meeanjin (Brisbane), hopefully more to come...  April 2018.

Had such a lovely time selling work at the Meeanjin Markets, along with the excellent CAIA (Contemporary Australian Indigenous Art) Crew. The first markets of its kind in Meeanjin (Brisbane), hopefully more to come...

April 2018.

 
 APAM 2018 First Nation's Welcome Ceremony Poles.  February 2018.

APAM 2018 First Nation's Welcome Ceremony Poles.

February 2018.

 
 Working on these poles for APAM 2018, alongside some of the crew from CAIA (Griffith University). The large one is a tribute to my son - goanna tracks and the night sky. The smaller one, a coming together story. The poles will mark out the space for the First Nation's welcome ceremony.  February 2018.

Working on these poles for APAM 2018, alongside some of the crew from CAIA (Griffith University). The large one is a tribute to my son - goanna tracks and the night sky. The smaller one, a coming together story. The poles will mark out the space for the First Nation's welcome ceremony.

February 2018.

 
 Artist interview with the QLD State Archives as part of their  Stories From the Archives  series.   https://blogs.archives.qld.gov.au/2017/10/13/artists-in-conversation-series-dominique-chen/      January 2018.

Artist interview with the QLD State Archives as part of their Stories From the Archives series.

https://blogs.archives.qld.gov.au/2017/10/13/artists-in-conversation-series-dominique-chen/

 

January 2018.

 
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 A recent visit to lutruwita (Tasmania) certainly went straight to the centre in more ways that one. Visions and sounds that are now part of my everyday looking / listening. A few more trips planned this year - can hardly wait.  January 2018.

A recent visit to lutruwita (Tasmania) certainly went straight to the centre in more ways that one. Visions and sounds that are now part of my everyday looking / listening. A few more trips planned this year - can hardly wait.

January 2018.

 
 Scheming and dreaming for next month's Queenstown trip. With the support of Situate Art In Festivals, and my trusty colleague, Tom Blake, we are looking to create a sound-based work for the 2018  Uncomformity Festival . The West Coast is calling....  November 2017.

Scheming and dreaming for next month's Queenstown trip. With the support of Situate Art In Festivals, and my trusty colleague, Tom Blake, we are looking to create a sound-based work for the 2018 Uncomformity Festival. The West Coast is calling....

November 2017.

 
 Collaborating with the very talented Tom Blake (as part of momo doto) from miles away. Enjoying the slow burn process and seeing what is possible with a little bit of upward thinking...and a willingness to say 'yes'. Our new work  Touch Stone  is simmering away nicely. Website coming soon so watch this space. More info and examples of Tom's work can be found  here .  September 2017.

Collaborating with the very talented Tom Blake (as part of momo doto) from miles away. Enjoying the slow burn process and seeing what is possible with a little bit of upward thinking...and a willingness to say 'yes'. Our new work Touch Stone is simmering away nicely. Website coming soon so watch this space. More info and examples of Tom's work can be found here.

September 2017.

 
 Playing with paper - ideas and sketches.  August 2017.

Playing with paper - ideas and sketches.

August 2017.

 
 At the opening of the QLD State Archives'  Stories From the Windmill  exhibition. Turn right at my collage work in the event of an emergency.  July 2017.

At the opening of the QLD State Archives' Stories From the Windmill exhibition. Turn right at my collage work in the event of an emergency.

July 2017.

 
 Some new territory, creating a design for a possum skin cloak patch for the Museum of Brisbane. Facilitated by the wonderful Carol McGregor.  June 2017.

Some new territory, creating a design for a possum skin cloak patch for the Museum of Brisbane. Facilitated by the wonderful Carol McGregor.

June 2017.

 
 What a privilege and honour to be working with Judy Watson on a Brisbane public art installation. Spending the day working alongside her and other strong Indigenous women was a very rich experience. Looking forward to many more.  June 2017.

What a privilege and honour to be working with Judy Watson on a Brisbane public art installation. Spending the day working alongside her and other strong Indigenous women was a very rich experience. Looking forward to many more.

June 2017.

 
 The beginnings of a collage project for the QLD State Archives. Working with old photos is a very tangible way to processes my place in the physical and cultural past. I'll be photographing glass plate transfers in situ to bring this one together. The site of the Old Windmill at Springhill has a sordid history and a bodeful air - definitely worth some contemplation.  June 2017.

The beginnings of a collage project for the QLD State Archives. Working with old photos is a very tangible way to processes my place in the physical and cultural past. I'll be photographing glass plate transfers in situ to bring this one together. The site of the Old Windmill at Springhill has a sordid history and a bodeful air - definitely worth some contemplation.

June 2017.

 
 A new kind of collaboration. Currently devising a one year, self-directed residency through ARIM.  September 2016.

A new kind of collaboration. Currently devising a one year, self-directed residency through ARIM.

September 2016.

 
 Experimenting with text. Spontaneous thoughts and memories and their relationship to an image. Not sure where it's going to end up, just yet.  February 2016.

Experimenting with text. Spontaneous thoughts and memories and their relationship to an image. Not sure where it's going to end up, just yet.

February 2016.

 
 Had a great time helping Amy Spiers & Catherine Ryan with their work  No More Public Space, Only Public Order (Water Cannon).  Now parked in Salamanca Arts as part of MONA FOMA.  January 2016.

Had a great time helping Amy Spiers & Catherine Ryan with their work No More Public Space, Only Public Order (Water Cannon). Now parked in Salamanca Arts as part of MONA FOMA.

January 2016.

 
 
 More works in progress.  January 2016.

More works in progress.

January 2016.

 
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 A quick performance response to a visit to the Hobart War Memorial. Ripping and sticking, hiding and disclosing, changing and remaking. Individual and connected.  January 2016.

A quick performance response to a visit to the Hobart War Memorial. Ripping and sticking, hiding and disclosing, changing and remaking. Individual and connected.

January 2016.

 
 Very excited to be a part of the SITUATE Art in Festivals arts lab in Hobart. Time to get the winter woollies out (even though it's summer) and let the brain out of the box.  January 2016.

Very excited to be a part of the SITUATE Art in Festivals arts lab in Hobart. Time to get the winter woollies out (even though it's summer) and let the brain out of the box.

January 2016.

 
  On the Nature of the Familiar  Exhibition @ The Woolloongabba Art Gallery.  June 2015.

On the Nature of the Familiar Exhibition @ The Woolloongabba Art Gallery.

June 2015.