Jenny Fraser
image: from the 'Home/Lands' exhibition, featured at the Electrofringe Festival & Field Gallery, Newcastle 2005

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Gallery Exhibitions:

Nokturne, Darwin, Oz, August 06
Home/Lands, Newcastle, Oz, 05
Out of the Dark, Brisbane, Oz, 04
Nii’kso’kowa, Banff, Canada 03
Turtle Island, Banff, Canada 03




ALTAR and cyberTribe present a special screening for NAIDOC

The Fringe Dwellers (1986, 98 minutes) is an acclaimed Australian film about an Aboriginal family who dreams of moving out of the fringe, into the mainstream. The first Australian film featuring Indigenous actors in all the major roles, it was directed by Bruce Beresford and based on the novel of the same title by Nene Gare. Indigenous activist, poet, and educator Oodgeroo Noonuccal (previously known as Kath Walker) worked as both an actor in, and script adviser for, the film.

July 22, 2015
from 06:00 PM to 09:00 PM
Where: The Cairns Institute Lecture Theatre (Room D3.054), James Cook University, Cairns Campus, at Smithfield

The film will be introduced by artist/curator Jenny Fraser and special guest, at the Cairns Institute, and followed by an open forum discussion.

Screened with permission of Umbrella Entertainment.

Blak Release Screen Festival 2015

cyberTribe is pleased to be co-curating a CIAF first, Blak Release is an exceptional selection of short films and screen based art by emerging and established First Peoples’ film makers and artists from Queensland. A showcase that includes documentaries, short films, music videos and screen art.

Venue: COCA (Centre of Contemporary Art)
96 Abbott St, Cairns
Box Office Open: 3.00pm

Sunday 2nd August 2015

its the finale for the Cairns Indigenous Art Fair so come a bit earlier and enjoy the photobooth and the ambience, the bar will be open from 3.00pm

Screening time: 4.30pm – 7.00pm (includes 20min interval)

tickets are $15 and can be purchased at this link

here is the facebook event page

curated online art project for the Blackout Collective

Official Launch : : :
-> Superhighway across the Sky
October 22, 2014, 8pm at 401 Richmond St West, Toronto. For the imagineNATIVE Film and Media Arts Festival 15th anniversary.

a curated exhibition titled Digital Dreamtime for the 2014 imagineNATIVE Film and Media Arts Festival 15th anniversary.

cyberTribe will also soon be marking the 15th anniversary of exhibitions and events and Digital Dreamtime has been shaped to showcase and enhance the local and national wealth of creative talent in the variety of artforms made by and for the screen in Australia

Blackout Collective toured the Superhighway across the Sky preview to imagineNATIVE Film and Media Arts Festival, Toronto, Canada 2013

the other APT. launched 1.1.2013

Following on from the successes of the other APT in 2006, this is an exhibition of alterNATIVE perspectives held in response to the state governement-run Asia Pacific Triennial. the other APT will feature a range of artworks from Australian-based artists from various cultural backgrounds and artforms in 2012/2013.

Love Local Murri, an exhibition of Aboriginal artists based in Cairns at the Cultural Place, 94 Lake St, Cairns, Queensland. Opening August 18, 2012. The exhibition runs during "festival time" from August 15.

Boomalli Cooperative members were invited to exhibit in the 18th JAALA International Art Exhibition at the Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum in Japan, August 2012. A partnership between JAALA, cyberTribe and Boomalli realised the inclusion of Aboriginal artworks, for the first time in the history of the long-running JAALA Biennale. August 12 - 19, 2012.

from 3 Aboriginal Curators: Ruby Alderton - Yirrkala Print Space; Buku-Larrnggay Mulka; Jenny Fraser - cyberTribe; and Shauna Tilmouth - Tangentyere Artists. Chan Contemporary Art Space, Harry Chan Avenue, Darwin, Northern Territory.
Curators Talks - 5pm, 18 July.
Official Opening Celebration - 6pm, 18 July; and extended opening hours during "Telstra Time" through until August 26, 2012.

cyberTribe roving pop-up projections at the Festival of Pacific Arts, Festival Village and surrounds, Honiara, Soloman Islands, July 1 - 14, 2012

presenting at SAS Society of Animations Studies Conference, RMIT, Melbourne, June 25-27, 2012

Curators talk about Big Eye: Aboriginal Animations at Hervey Bay Regional Gallery in Queensland, January 14, 2012

presented at 'Revisioning the Indians of Canada Pavilion: Ahzhekewada
[Let us look back]
; A conference for Aboriginal curators, artists, critics, historians and scholars by the Aboriginal Curatorial Collective, at the Ontario College of Art and Design, Toronto, Canada; October 15- 16, 2011

Big Eye: Aboriginal Animations at vtape, 401 Richmond St West, Toronto Canada. Part of the Aboriginal Curatorial Conference. Opening October 15, 2011

presented at Currency: Resourcefulness, Relevance, Resilience - Regional & Public Galleries Conference, Port Macquarie, NSW. October 30 - November 1

presented at the Keeping Places and Beyond conference by Museums and Galleries NSW, September 19-20, 2011

moving images: a program of art film curated for the opening celebrations of the Telstra National Art Award to screen at the Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory in Darwin, August 13th & 14th; and September.

moving images and moving stories from screen art practitioners that focus on developing ideas, exploring new narrative techniques and filmmaking conventions. Indigenous screen art culture is a niche area in Australia, but as you will see here it has a unique history, presence and future.

image: a still from bedevil, a feature film by Tracey Moffatt

ingenious, marking 10 years of cyberTribe: 2000 - 2010, focussing on the moving image


Presenting at the Xth Pacific Arts Association International Symposium, Rarotonga, Cook Islands, August 9 - 11, 2010

Featured on Awaye! Radio National, July 2010

the other APT 2009. Coinciding with and responding to the 6th Asia Pacific Triennial at the Queensland Art Gallery / GOMA in December, the exhibition features works from Aboriginal, Torres Strait Islander, Australian South Sea Islander, Fijian, Tongan, Samoan, Maori, Chinese and Vietnamese Artists across all artforms. Official launch December 1, 09.

participated in 'the Big Island: Promoting Contemporary Pacific Art and Craft in Australia: A Development Workshop'. Read a press release on the outcomes here

cyberTribe won the Indigenous Keeping Place Award in the Regional Museums Awards . Presented by Radio National at the Museums Australia Conference in Newcastle. Press Release

Invited to lecture at the Habana Bienal - and contribute to the Catalogue for their 10th Anniversary : )

Big Eye ~ Aboriginal Animations : following on from the first big eye exhibition in Darwin 2008, the new big eye also includes Aboriginal Canadian animations and opened at QUT Creative Industries Precinct alongside Aboriginal Australian works, April 28, 2009. Touring to Pinnacles Gallery in Townsville, MoFO Gallery in Cairns as Part of the onedge Festival, and also at Musgrave Park NAIDOC and the Queensland Museum for the Colourise Festival 2009 and continuing into 2011

Animation as an artform is considered a tradional media in mainstream Australian heritage. 'big eye' maintains a steadfast place and allows Aboriginal voices and perspectives from within "olde world" and new world traditions, including stopmotion, 3D and other animation techniques.

les autres / the others is the touring exhibition of the other APT featured at the Tjibaou Cultural Centre in Noumea, New Caledonia from 28 October 2008 until 8 February 2009.

Coordinator of the Barunga Art Prizes 2008, at the Barunga Festival, Northern Territory. image: Kunlabbal (Billabong) by Marcus Blanasi, overall winner. Judged by Marion Scrymgour

'Hand in Hand' a precedent exhibition of artwork, films and performances from Aboriginal, Torres Strait Islander, Maori, Samoan, Niuean, and Fijian Artist from Oz and beyond - especially for Mardi Gras 30th Anniversary celebration in Sydney.

at Boomalli Aboriginal Artists Co-operative situated in Leichardt, 4th February > 4th March, 2008

& Performance Space @ carriageworks in Eveleigh 11th February > 16th March 2007

also touring to Plimsoll Gallery at the University of Tasmania in Launceston from September 12 until October 3, 2008

'In the mean time' a response to the governmental refusal to sign the United Nations declaration for Indigenous Peoples: artists from USA, Canada, Australia & New Zealand, including: James Luna, Christine Christophersen, Sharyn Egan, Jenny Fraser, Adam Martin, Andrew Hill, Bethany Edmunds, and Kewana Duncan.

at Raw Space Galleries, 99 Melbourne St, South Brisbane, opening Friday December 7 2007 until January 9 2008, then touring to the Neue Gallery, Dachau, Germany which opened January 25 2008

Travelling Light - a new exhibition for Arte Nuevo Interactiva07, a Biennale in Yucatan, Merida, Mexico... featuring Aboriginal artists from Australia and Canada: Michelle Blakeney, Terrance Houle, Shanouk Newashish & Jenny Fraser. Premiering at the Dreaming Festival June 9-12

the other APT opened at Raw Space Galleries, Brisbane, December 1, 2006. Coinciding with and responding to the Asia Pacific Triennial at the Queensland Art Gallery in December, the exhibition features works from Aboriginal, Torres Strait Islander, Melanesian, Polynesian, Maori & Asian Artists across all artforms.

-- Nokturne opened in Darwin, 12th August, 2006. Coinciding with the Telstra Aboriginal Art Award in August, the exhibition will feature new media alongside traditional artworks with the themes of nightfall, ritual and legend.

-- Guest Juror - Canada Council for the Arts, Inter- Arts, Ottowa, May

-- Presenter - Aboriginal New Media Arts, at PAA - Pacific Arts Association (Europe), Cambridge University Museum of Archeology & Anthropology, May

-- Judge - the Harries Digital Art Science Award, May

-- ’03 Participant - Museums Australia Conference ‘the Other Side’, Perth, WA

-- ’02 Participant – Presenting Indigenous Art, Visiting Scholars Program, ANU, Canberra

-- '01/02 Curatorial Working Group 'conVerge-where art+science meet', Adelaide Biennial, AGSA

-- ’01 Curator, ‘Combust’ Installation Art Online

-- ’01 Participant – Curatorial Lab by Qld Artworkers Alliance @ Metro Arts, Brisbane

-- '00 Participant - Banff Curatorial Summit, Banff Centre for the Arts, Canada

-- '99 Curator, Handsup - INSEA World Congress – International Society for Educators of Art


Jenny is interested in refining the art of artist/curating as an act of sovereignty and emancipation. She is a centrifuge for Aboriginal Media Arts, founding cyberTribe online Gallery in 1999 and the Blackout Collective in 2002. Jenny was the co-ordinator for the new media arts component of 'Spirit & Vision' a Trienniale featuring 94 Aboriginal Artists at Sammlung Essl in Vienna, 2004, and also part of the curatorial working group for 'conVerge - where art and science meet', the 2002 Adelaide Biennial, which was a major survey of Australian new media artworks. More recently she was the first Aboriginal Curator to present a Triennial exhibition in Australia: ‘the other APT’ coinciding and responding to the Asia Pacific Triennial. Her own artwork is regularly screened internationally, including ISEA in San Jose and the Interactiva Biennales in Mexico, and she recently received an honourable mention at the imagineNATIVE Film & Media Arts Festival in Toronto.

Jenny is currently serving on the Board of Uniikup and the Kummara Association and previously as a member of the Australia Council's New Media Arts Board and also the Australian Network for Art and Technology.