Work Smarter AND Harder with Tamika Grant-Iramu

18apr12:00 pm1:00 pmWork Smarter AND Harder with Tamika Grant-IramuOnline webinar


(Thursday) 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm(GMT+10:00) View in my time


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Event Details

12pm – 1pm Thursday the 18th of April 2024

“Work smarter not harder” is a term most of us have probably heard before. However, in the business of the arts, full-time artist Tamika Grant-Iramu has taken on the approach “Work smarter AND harder”.

Join Tamika as she talks through the progression of her printmaking practice since graduating from the Queensland College of Art in 2017 and discusses the creative challenges she has faced along the way. Informed by techniques and conceptual approaches of her printmaking practice, Tamika has been able to expand her business by translating her artworks into new mediums such as textiles, interior furnishings, murals and public art.

Participants will learn about: 

  • Networking in the Arts
  • Gallery Representation
  • Awards and Residencies
  • Collaboration
  • Transitioning into the Public Art sector.

About the artist:

What to Bring:

Please bring questions to discuss with Tamika. Flying Arts also recommends having note-taking materials on hand.

Additional Information:

This online session will be held via ClickMeeting a webinar broadcasting room. The webinar will be recorded and uploaded to Flying Arts’ YouTube after the program concludes.

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Cover image: Tamika Grant-Iramu, Ocean Pandanus, 2022. Window vinyl installation derived from original relief-print. Blaklash Public Art Commission for exhibition, dhagun. La Boite Theatre, Brisbane. Photo by Marcus Ravik. Courtesy of the artist and Blaklash.

Additional Information

Your Facilitator: Tamika Grant-Iramu is a Brisbane based artist born in 1995. Since graduating from Queensland College of Art in 2017 with a Bachelor of Fine Arts (majoring in Interdisciplinary Print Media), she has continued to develop her practice in relief printmaking. Her dedication to her printmaking practice was first recognised in 2018 as a finalist in the Works on Paper Category for the prestigious 35th Telstra National Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Art Awards’ (NATSIAA).​


In 2019, Tamika was shortlisted for the Haugesund International Festival for Artistic Relief Print at the Haugesund Art Gallery (Norway), a Onespace Gallery feature artist in the 2019 Cairns Indigenous Art Fair where she received the Emerging Artist Award, and was an Australia Council Grant Recipient (Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Panel), which funded the collaborative development of a new artwork with nationally celebrated artist Brian Robinson, showcased in a stand-out exhibition titled, A Carved Landscape: Stories of Connection and Culture in 2021. ​


Tamika has undertaken numerous public art commissions, including a major public art project at STARS Herston Hospital completed in 2020, which was shortlisted as a finalist in 2022 for the Rider Levett Bucknall’s Award for Best Public Art Project. The STARS commission also led to the development of a collaborative suite of custom designed rugs with Designer Rugs Australia, launched in March 2022. ​


Throughout the course of Tamika’s career as an emerging artist, she has also produced works that have been shortlisted in the 2020 National Works on Paper Awards, Mornington Peninsular Art Gallery, Victoria, was awarded Highly Commended at the Sunshine Coast Art Prize 2022, and most recently was a recipient of the Necia Gilbert Emerging Young Artist award in 2023. Her work has been collected by the Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies, QAGOMA, Queensland Children’s Hospital and both regional and university galleries. ​


Headshot photo credit: Jared Vethaak