Black History Month @ SLQ

Black History Month @ SLQ

ANTAR Sea of Hands installation takes shape on Maiwair Green

Sea of Hands

On a beautiful Brisbane winter morning, members of Brisbane Indigenous and no-Indigenous community got their hands into the last day of Black History Month! On what was possibly one of the best Sunday sunny mornings, young and old pitched in, got talking and met new friends!

ANTAR volunteers created a moving installation on Maiwair Green, representing travel and rivers that connect all people. The hands themselves have been used over the course of the past years so have a fair bit of history attached to them. People were also encouraged on the day to plant their own and add their name to the journey.

ANTAR Sea of Hands

ANTAR Sea of Hands installation on Maiwair Green

The Reading for Reconciliation Group had a special session today to also coincide with the screening of The Tall Man which took place at the end of the day. New members came along, read between the lines and enjoyed a wonderful two hour discussion followed by lunch in the Talking Circle.

The sun was still shining and the installation was still growing!

Finally, Aunty Flo Watson introduced The Tall Man and spoke beautifully about the history of the work and the events that have shaped a certainly dark part of our contemporary history in Queensland.

The Tall Man film screening

Aunty Flo Watson introduces The Tall Man

It was a wonderful way to farewell Black History Month and a big thank you to the Brisbane City Council. Reading for Reconciliation, ANTAR and the sea of volunteers who made the day possible!

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