As We Stand: Kyra Mancktelow

As We Stand: Kyra Mancktelow


7 - 16 May

Outer Space Window Gallery
Available to view anytime


420 Brunswick St,
Fortitude Valley


Outer Space

A suite of capsule exhibitions dedicated to emerging talent.

As We Stand is a capsule exhibition series installed in the Outer Space Window Gallery, showcasing six local early-career artists; Kyra Mancktelow, Paula de la Rua Cordoba, Dylan Mooney, Ruaa Al-Rikabi, Amy Sargent and Lucy Nguyen-Hunt who each use their practice to take a stand on current socio-cultural issues through prophesying courses of action. Responding to a diverse array of contemporary issues, the artists challenge cultural hegemony and socio-political dysfunctionality to establish and celebrate narratives of intersectionality, cultural expression, queer liberation and decolonisation. Curated by Georgia Hayward.


The work Moongalba encapsulates invisible codes of incarceration by investigating victims at Moongalba (Myora Mission, Minjerribah) which was under the control of QAPA. The uniforms signify the attempts made to assimilate girls and boys under a strict missionary regime 1892-1896. The fabric used to create these 1896 uniforms is Tarleton which traditionally is used to remove coloured ink from the etching plate—dichotomously this acts as a metaphor of scratching away colour. Mancktelow then brings colour back into these clothes and prints by softly rubbing inks into the fabric to represent the continuation of strong culture and traditions.

Kyra Mancktelow is a Quandamooka woman with linkage to the Mardigan people of Cunnamulla. As a Brisbane based artist with a bachelor’s degree in Contemporary Australian Indigenous art Mancktelow is a multidisciplinary artist working with any medium and methods such as sculpture, digital, printmaking and painting. This allows Mancktelow to portray her message to the full extent with no limitations. The abiding theme for Manktelow’s practice is bringing forth her rich cultural knowledge, stories and traditions which allows for the audience to connect and reflect.

This project is supported by the Australian Communities Foundation.