Brisbane Writers Festival: UPLIT 2017

kuril dhagun was once again fortunate enough to partner with Brisbane Writers Festival (BWF) 2017 on a number of events during the course of the festival week. Two notable events included the Night by the Fire talk with black&write! fellowship-winning author Claire Coleman and a private screening session of the critically acclaimed film Zach’s Ceremony with creator Alec … Read more

Family History workshops

Knowing who you are and where your family or ‘mob’ is from, is integral to personal identity and well-being. Due to a history of forced removals, separation and dispossession, family history research and tracing family through archives and libraries is sometimes the only way that Indigenous people can piece together their family’s stories. In partnership with Community and Personal … Read more

Cape York Leaders Program

Written by Willie Prince On Saturday 22nd  July 2017 kuril dhagun helped to host the Cape York Leaders Program (CYLP) and their series  of workshops for their students. Lesley Acres from the SLQ Indigenous Library Services Team  was approached and consulted by  CYLP Staff to hold a day of activities throughout the whole of SLQ. kuril … Read more

CIAF 2017

The Cairns Indigenous Art Fair (CIAF) is an annual cultural event that showcases the art and culture of Queensland Indigenous artists. CIAF is uniquely (and proudly) QLD orientated and offers three days of visual art, music, talks, workshops, performance, theatre, fashion and food! Community Engagement Officer Kaylah Tyson and myself, Sophia Sambono represented kuril dhagun … Read more

#MissMakesCode x STEM.I.AM workshop!

One of the great highlights of NAIDOC  2017 was hosting the Indigenous #MissMakesCode workshop. The Carbon Creative led initiative STEM.I.AM and Girl Geek Academy hired the kuril dhagun venue for coding workshops for Indigenous girls. The workshop saw a group of young girls participate in full days’ worth programming, basic coding, storytelling and game making. #MissMakesCode is … Read more

Yarrabah visit

Blog by Freja Carmichael Last week Sophia and I traveled to Yarrabah for kuril dhagun’s upcoming exhibition Jabu Birriny (land and sea). Located on the shore of Cape Grafton in Far North Queensland, Yarrabah is an Aboriginal community surrounded by tropical bush land and mountain ranges that run down to sandy beaches and coral reefs. … Read more