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 Nations dance and performance ground. 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 Nations dance and performance ground.

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.

 
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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.

 
Planning and scheming 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.

Planning and scheming 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 MOMODOTO) 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 MOMODOTO) 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.