ArtKeeper 2024: Tal Fitzpatrick

ArtKeeper 2024: Tal Fitzpatrick

Tal Fitzpatrick PhD (she/her) is an artist based on the lands of the Kombumerri families of the Yugambeh language region.

She holds a PhD from the Victorian College of the Arts (2018) and a Bachelor of Arts with First Class Honours from Griffith University (2010). Tal’s best known for her creative and academic work in the field of craftivism, as exemplified by her Changemaker banners (2023) currently on display at the Museum of Australian Democracy in Old Parliament House, Canberra.

Tal’s one of the current Generate GC cohort and a Placemakers* INCUBATE* Residency artist. She’s received funding from RADF, Creative Victoria, City of Melbourne and the Creative Suburbs Grant. Her work has been shown in Melbourne, Sydney, Canberra and Hobart as well as in Sweden, Canada and America. Along with collaborator Dr. Kate Just she was awarded the Incinerator Gallery People's Choice Award (2020). 

#The project

Tal’s dedicating her time at ArtKeeper to developing the next iteration of her most recent body of work ‘Quietly Seething’ which she first shared in a solo exhibition at Art-Work Studios, Mermaid Beach in May/June of 2023. This socially engaged project will investigate the power and pain of feminine rage by making use of the gentle and familiar textures of cloth. Incorporating stories shared with her by more than 60 female-identifying people via an anonymous online survey - Tal will work to create a new body of work that honours the raw and sometimes heartbreaking honesty of people’s experiences with feminine rage. Part of this project will involve creating further opportunities for public participation as well as the facilitation of soft spaces where people can come together to connect and take part in vulnerable conversations about the challenging emotional and gendered landscape of anger.  

Portraits by Claudio Kirac at Art-Work Agency.

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HOTA proudly acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of the land on which we are situated, the Kombumerri families of the Yugambeh Language Region. We pay our respects to their Elders past, present and emerging, and recognise their continuing connections to the lands, waters and their extended communities throughout South East Queensland.