State of Emergency…closing months

FAIRA Calendar, State of Emergency Exhibtion

State of Emergency will close in the coming months in kuril dhagun so, if you haven’t yet had the time to come in and look around, I would urge you to do so! It’s a step back in time of Brisbane’s political and social history that is still relatively unknown.

Stories shared by some of Brisbane Indigenous and non-Indigenous communities about the lead up to and the protests that took place on an international stage during the 1982 Commonwealth Games are something to hear. Wonderful stories of strength and courage and you walk away with such admiration for each of those men and women who vowed not to stay silent.

As part of the exhibition, Katina Davidson (curator) is seeking your assistance with helping to identify some individuals in selected photograpghs. Already she has been inundated with names and contacts and there are now four new images on display.  So, if you know of any of the people or any other stories about the phtos, we would love to hear from you!

Some of the images are below but if you would like to get involved, contact Katina Davidson at or phone 38407418

State of Emergency Exhibtion

State of Emergency Exhibtion