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AIATSIS Empowers Indigenous Artist Charlotte Allingham to shine on the World Stage at House of Oz, Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2023

The Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies (AIATSIS) proudly announces its support for the immensely talented Indigenous artist Charlotte Allingham as she takes her artistry to the global platform at Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2023. AIATSIS is delighted to support Charlotte's remarkable talent and creativity at this event, highlighting her profound impact on contemporary art and cultural representation as part of its commitment to promoting and uplifting Indigenous artists.  

Charlotte Allingham (aka Coffinbirth) is a Wiradjuri, Ngiyampaa woman from New South Wales with family ties to Condobolin and Ivanhoe communities. She has captivated audiences with her intricately detailed and bold illustrations. Her art delves deep into the exploration of cultural identity and the enduring effects of colonisation on Australia's First Nations peoples. 
What sets Charlotte apart is her fearless challenge of societal perceptions of First Nations individuals, employing a range of themes from modern subcultures to First Nations futurism. Her artwork covers many topics, including community connection, body positivity, and black strength and power. Charlotte's powerful illustrations speak to current political and social issues, often becoming symbols representing Indigenous and LGBTQI+ movements, events, and design. 
Through its partnership with Charlotte Allingham, AIATSIS will provide Charlotte with the platform and support necessary to amplify her voice and artistic vision. AIATSIS strives to emphasise the importance of Indigenous art and culture in contemporary society by showcasing Australian First Nations artists on the world stage, fostering an environment of appreciation, respect, and recognition.  

"We are tremendously proud to support Charlotte Allingham on her artistic journey," said Leonard Hill, Acting CEO at AIATSIS. "Her unique ability to challenge perspectives and address critical issues through her art is remarkable. Supporting Charlotte at this year’s Fringe Festival, shines a spotlight on her exceptional talent and showcase the transformative power of Indigenous art." 

AIATSIS’ mission includes telling the story of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australian and creating opportunities for people to encounter, engage with and be transformed by that story. Collaborations such as this, with the House of Oz enables AIATSIS to fulfil this objective.  
Charlotte's artwork will be showcased in a site-specific installation in the House of Oz at the renowned Fringe Festival between 4-27 August.  

See more of Charlotte’s art -  CHARLOTTE ALLINGHAM.  

House of Oz website - House of Oz | Celebrating Australian Creativity  

Learn more about the Edinburgh Fringe Festival - Home | Edinburgh Festival Fringe  

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House of Oz is a platform to showcase the depth and breadth of Australian creative talent, from the merging to the established, in a venue with a distinctly Australian flavour. Born at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe in 2022 as part of the UK / Australia Season (a bilateral cultural exchange), House of Oz features a diverse artistic programme spanning genre and generations, plus quality food and beverage served in an atmospheric garden. In its inaugural year, House of Oz won an award for Best Fringe Venue. More than just four walls, House of Oz provides the production, marketing and PR support for Australians to showcase their work in its best possible light. 


Last updated: 25 August 2023