NEWS Issue #1 | March 2018

Elisa Jane Carmichael, Women travelling, 2018, Synthetic polymer on canvas 92cm x 208cm x 3cm.
Private Collection, Brisbane. Photo: Louis Lim

Now Representing

Elisa Jane Carmichael

Onespace Gallery is delighted to represent the work of Elisa Jane (Leecee) Carmichael. Elisa Jane Carmichael is a Ngugi woman from Quandamooka Country (Moreton/Moorgumpin and Stradbroke Island/Minjerribah, Queensland) who creates across a breadth of media, including painting, weaving, textile design and fashion using acrylic paints, natural fibres, found and synthetic materials.

In 2017, Onespace presented Elisa's her highly successful solo exhibition Connecting Waves: a saltwater woman living on desert country. This exhibition showcased woven and painted works inspired by the stories of her connection to the sand, sea and home Country from her Alice Springs Gilimbaa Artist Residency. Connecting Waves was also featured in the 2017 Quandamooka Festival's program and Elisa's Saltwater Footprints Collection of woven and sculptural fabrics were concurrently exhibited at the 2017 Cairns Indigenous Art Fair Fashion Performance WANDAN (Future) curated by Grace Lillian Lee.

Elisa graduated from the Queensland College of Art with a Bachelor of Fine Art and completed her Master of Fine Art in Fashion by Research at the Queensland University of Technology in 2017. Her practice traverses a range of media which has seen her creative works and collaborations exhibited nationally and internationally in the UK, Europe, USA, Japan and India. Her work is held in the Queensland Museum; Sunshine Coast University; Redland Art Gallery; Quandamooka Yoolooburrabee Aboriginal Corporation; Lady Cilento Children’s Hospital and numerous private collections in Australia and the UK.

You can find out more about Elisa’s story and work at and follow her creative process on Instagram: @leeceecarmichael



Elisa Jane Carmichael, Quandamooka Women, 2017, Yunngaire and seagrass, 130 x 40cm. Photo: Louis Lim

Michael Boiyool Anning

Michael is recognised as the foremost Indigenous artist in Queensland to revive a unique tradition of making artefacts such as Big-uun (shields) that were once used as weapons by the Yidinji people and Nalan Gugal (Firemakers).  Onespace was proud to present both Big-uun and Nalan Gugal as part of our From a Northern Canopy exhibition last August in association with Canopy Arts Centre. We have just received six new Nalan Gugul (firemakers) from Anning which represent/include six unique patterns – Bida (Bark Dish), Leaf of Bugul (Lawyer Cane), Manunggul (Termite Nest), Murrgu (Earth Oven), Wangal (Story Boomerang) and Wirrgay (Grass Basket). Our representation of Michael’s work has arisen from our relationship with Michael’s agent, Trish Barnard.

View Available works by Michael Boiyool Anning at


Michael Boiyool Anning, Big-unn (Bookul, Bugubil, Wanggulay), 2017, Natural ochres and charcoal on softwood rainforest timber, 90 x 40 x 7.5cm. Image courtesy of Mick Richards and Onespace Gallery.

New Acquisitions

The State Library of Queensland has recently acquired two Artist Books by Zoe Porter and is the newest addition to the Gallery’s growing Institutional purchaser list.

Acquisitions since the Gallery’s launch:
Brian Robinson - University of Queensland Art Museum
Brian Robinson - Toowoomba Regional Art Gallery

Michael Boiyool Anning - University of Queensland Art Museum
Daniel O’Shane - University of Queensland Art Museum
Elisa Jane Carmichael - Redland Art Gallery, Quandamooka Yoolooburrabee Aboriginal Corporation (QYAC) and  Lady Cilento Children’s Hospital


Zoe Porter at Onespace Gallery during her exhibition, Penumbra. Photo: Louis Lim



Absolute Humidity is a volume that aims to re-position conversations about the climate, weather and the environment by placing artist’s voices at the centre of the discussion. Edited by Brisbane based curator Tess Maunder, the publication focuses on contemporary artists from the Asia-Pacific region, including over thirty contributions that form a new constellation of inquiries. Through this project, contributors discuss how ideas surrounding weather, the environment and the climate be conceptualised by artists producing fresh ideas surrounding artistic agency. This project has been generously supported by Australia Council for the Arts, Arts Queensland and Asialink Arts.

Onespace Gallery is delighted that Brian Robinson and Elisa Jane Carmichael have newly published interviews in the volume.

Purchase your pre-sale copy via this Pozible campaign before the 20th March here.



Absolute Humidity by Tess Maunder


Elisa Jane Carmichael's regenerative art by Sally Butler

Sally Butler has written a very insightful review of Elisa Jane Carmichael’s exhibition at Onespace, “Connecting Waves, a saltwater woman living on desert country”. As Butler suggests: “The significance of Carmichael’s art practice, and those like her, cannot be underestimated because they create space for the affirmation of ongoing Indigenous heritage as a living, continually relevant part of all Australian life. It is impossible to feel entirely external to its celebrated sense of rediscovery and pride, and its holistic embrace of people and place”.

You can check out the full article about this exhibition in the latest issue of eyeline magazine #88 here:


eyeline magazine #88

Recent Events


Onespace Gallery is pleased to announce our second exhibition for our 2018 program - Leigh Schoenheimer's solo exhibition, Iterate | Elaborate.

Iterate | Elaborate completes a trifecta of exhibitions on her current theme of interrogating 'representation' - the two prior shows being held at Redland Art Gallery and more recently the Stanthorpe Regional Art Gallery.

These connected exhibitions include both 2D paintings and 3D objects in scenarios which create a dialogue between seeing and knowing a subject – underpinning her investigation broadly into ‘perception’. An exciting twist in the final installment presented at Onespace takes her exploration to its logical conclusion – an entire, immersive room installation.

“Schoenheimer’s works offer a gamut of brain responses to visual stimuli. Her adoption of many stylistic guises, often clearly borrowed from artists of the past, make dynamic and holistic viewing. While the sculpture itself is lively, often kinetic, colourful and with recognisable objects combined in innovative ways, the associated paintings simultaneously offer a figurative, abstract and conceptual understanding.”
– Louise Martin-Chew - room brochure.


Leigh Schoenheimer, Iterate | Elaborare - Opening Event
Alicia Hollier, John Stafford, Leigh Schoenheimer, Jodie Cox and Louise Martin-Chew
Image: Funky Munky


Last week saw the successful auction of Sebastian Moody's Pleasure of looking and the opening of Onespace Gallery's current exhibition, a solo exhibition by Leigh Schoenheimer.

Courtesy of the artist and Onespace Gallery, Pleasure of looking was donated for an auction held at Outer Space on Friday 9 March, to raise funds for the new artist run initiative and not-for-profit gallery and studio complex recently opened in West End. A big congratulations to Dean Patrick who was the successful bidder on the night and is now the proud owner of the artwork by Sebastian Moody.


Left: Sebastian Moody and Dean Patrick
Artwork: Sebastian Moody, Pleasure of looking, 2016. Photo: Mick Richards.

Prizes and Achievements


Congratulations to Brian Robinson for being awarded the inaugural $50,000 Collie Art Prize. Robinson was nominated by his Western Australian gallerists, Mossenson Galleries. Organisers of the Collie Art Prize invited artists to respond to the theme of identity. Robinson’s winning linocut, By Virtue of This Act I Hereby Take Possession of This Land, depicts Captain Cook and references a defining moment in Australia history. It also explores notions of Australia's identity and contested sovereignty. In the work, Robinson combines traditional Indigenous motifs with imagery of space invaders in order to emphasize the concept of invasion. Dr Stefano Carboni, Prize Judge and Director of the Art Gallery of Western Australia, described the work as "a very contemporary take as to the ‘invaders'."


Brian Robinson, By Virtue of This Act I Hereby Take Possession of This Land, Linocut, 72.3 x 45cm.
Image courtesy of Mossenson Galleries.


Congratulatioons to Renata Buziak for being included in the the Silvershotz 2017
Annual Folio Book - Limited Edition.

View the folio here:

Renata Buziak

Renata Buziak, Reaching out of darkness, 2017, C-Type print on aluminium, unique, 29 x 135cm.
Image courtesy of the artist.


Leigh Schoenheimer, Fish Construct, 2017
Timber, bamboo, found objects and paint
Photo: courtesy of the artist


Zoe Porter, Sloth Man, 2018
(from the Apparitions Series), watercolour on paper (float mounted in white frame), artwork 65 x 56cm, frame 92 x 72cm.
Photo: Louis Lim


Elisa Jane Carmichael
Carrying home #2 (desert), 2017

Digital print on rag pearl paper (unframed)

A1 Edition (59.4 x 84.1cm) Editions 1-5/5 Available - $500 each
A2 Edition (42 x 59.4cm) Editions 2-15/15 available $200 each

Photo: Jasper Coleman


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