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

50 Years and Counting

Blog written by Kaylah Tyson On the 27th of May we celebrated the 50th anniversary of the 1967 Referendum otherwise known as the record breaking ‘yes’ vote to count Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples in the census for the first time. The State Library of Queensland hosted a community day to commemorate this important milestone. … Read more

MGA National Conference

On 17 May 2017, Amanda Hayman and Carol McGregor presented at the Museums and Galleries Australia National Conference at the Brisbane Convention Centre. The presentation was entitled ‘Art of the Skins: cultural revitalisation, community co-creation and collaboration’ and we addressed the topic Operational Landscape: best practice, case studies, collection management, curating, strategic directions, using the ‘Art of the Skins’ … Read more

F5F on T.I

In late March, the First 5 Forever team caught two planes, a bus and a ferry, donned traditional ‘Floral Friday’ clothes and delivered professional development ‘Island Style’. The destination was Thursday Island (otherwise known as TI), approximately 39 kilometres north of Cape York Peninsula in the Torres Strait. The workshop was one of many held around … Read more