kuril dhagun is currently undergoing some major changes. The vibrant Our Dreaming; animating country exhibition wrapped up over a week ago and we’re now busy installing North of the Tropic; a State Library Queensland Corporate Art Collection display.
The exhibition will feature work created from communities situated north of the Tropic of Capricorn including Cardwell, Darnley Island, Mornington Island, Cairns and Bentinck Island. It will be the first time that many of the items will be on display in kuril dhagun.
Traces of Our Dreaming animating country will remain, with artist Elisa Jane Carmichael installing her fabric sculpture Seagrass, this could be the beginning of something, in a meeting area on level 1.
Another area that is transforming is the Media Hub– a dedicated place to hear up to date news and events from the local and national Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community. You can relax on a lounge and watch NITV or pull up a chair and read articles from a number of publications.
The family friendly Reading Nook is also getting a face lift. Every few months it will reinvent itself to feature a different language. You will be able to learn the Yuggera language names of different parts of the body through a number of fun activities for the whole family including a children’s book published by Binabar Books, who specialise in Indigenous Language Teaching Books. In the space there will also be ‘language pens’- nifty little contraptions that scan the words and images from the pages of Binabar Books and read the story to you- sound effects and all!
We look forward to seeing you all again when we reopen the space from Saturday 28th June.