Renewed by Gumbi Crew Exhibition Launch

Blog written by Perry Tracey-Mooney

Renewed by Gumbi Crew is the newest exhibition in kuril dhagun. It showcases the talent and artistic prowess of the women from Woorabinda. The exhibition consists of gorgeous handmade pieces that complement kuril dhagun’s space with the addition of colours and different textures of the recycled materials used.

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The exhibition launch was opened with a speech by The Honourable Leeanne Enoch, Minister for Housing and Public Works and Minister for Science and Innovation which was followed by various speeches by the artists of Gumbi Crew.

The Gumbi Gunyah Women and Children’s Wellbeing Centre in Woorabinda was the creative hub for the members of the Gumbi Crew to come together to create the pieces seen in the exhibit.

We had a bus load of women travel down from Woorabinda to attend the launch on the 13th of June. You could feel their excitement as they walked into the space and saw their pieces on display for the first time. The overall appreciation of the works by members of the public was overwhelmingly positive and for the most part, heart-warming.

The resilient women of Woorabinda, now established artists, were incredibly humble and hope that the exhibition will stimulate discussion about issues such as domestic violence and homelessness within the wider Queensland community.

Renewed by Gumbi Crew

Dates: Runs every day, until 4th Oct 2015

Venue: kuril dhagun, level 1, State Library, Stanley Place, South Bank

Cost: Free, no bookings required

More information: kuril dhagun, 3842 9824 or kuril.dhagun@slq.qld.gov.au