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

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

Workshop series success

kuril dhagun wrapped up it’s first Indigenous Arts Business workshop series over the weekend. Inspired by the exhibition Barambah<>Cherbourg<>Art<>Craft, and the experiences of the Cherbourg potters when their studio and livelihood were lost when Government funding ceased, the series aimed to provide access to tools that can help fledgling businesses thrive. Developed in consultation with … Read more

A History of Cherbourg’s Marching Girls

kuril dhagun was thrilled to support University of Queensland’s research project on the history of Cherbourg’s Marching Girls throughout the 50’s and 60’s. Researchers Gary Osmond, Murray Phillips and Emily Cameron, together with Aunty Lesley Williams, organised the community meeting in the Loris Williams Room which is the perfect place for sharing and connecting. A number … Read more

Anniversary of the Apology

On this day in 2008 then Prime Minister, Kevin Rudd, officially recognised the generations of children forcibly taken from their families and their country in the name of public policy. He offered a formal, public apology to the victims of forced child removal, especially the Stolen Generations, as his first item of business when Parliament opened … Read more