Consultations with Blaklash

23oct9:00 am5:00 pmConsultations with BlaklashArtist & Artsworker Consultation


(Friday) 9:00 am - 5:00 pm AEST(GMT+10:00) View in my time


Artspace Mackay

Gordon St, Mackay

Event Details

Take the opportunity to discuss your career or practice one-on-one with Troy Casey and Amanda Hayman of Blaklash Creative, respected arts industry professionals specialising in the curation of exhibitions, cultural events and bespoke creative projects that showcase Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander voices.

Use these one-hour sessions to discuss matters most relevant to you. Topics of discussion may include:

– Mapping your career goals, strategies and direction
– Discussing project or exhibition ideas
– Gaining feedback on your portfolio

Participants can attend either in-person or via Skype.

Participants to Bring:

– Questions, CVs or resumes, resources, artwork, portfolios or other items to discuss during your consultation.

A computer and internet access will be provided should you wish to use any online resources during your consultation.

This event is part of a Flying Arts Mackay Hotspot of public programs that celebrate the exhibition opening of Jabu Birriny (land + sea) at Artspace Mackay. Join us in Mackay for a weekend of Indigenous and non-Indigenous communities uniting to share skills and knowledge.

Additional Information



Blaklash Creative: Blaklash Creative was established in 2018. A 100% Indigenous owned business, it delivers cultural events and creative projects that showcase Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander voices. The team combines their interest in the arts and business development. Troy Casey (Kamilaroi) and Amanda Hayman (Wakka / Kalkadoon) have extensive experience working in partnership with community to develop and deliver community-celebrated programs.


Troy Casey: Troy Casey is a proud Aboriginal man from Kamilaroi country north-west New South Wales. Troy has a Bachelor of Journalism from QUT and extensive experience in community engagement working across the not-for-profit, government, tertiary education, private and corporate sectors. Troy has a keen interest in business and advocating for self-sustainability through economic development for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander individuals and communities, with a particular focus on the creative industries as a driver.


Amanda Hayman: Amanda Hayman grew up in Logan city and has cultural connections to Kalkadoon and Wakka Country. Amanda has a Bachelor of Arts from Griffith University and was previously in a managerial position within state government, leading community engagement, exhibitions and events. Amanda has a keen interest in contemporary Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander visual art and is an experienced curator.