Upcoming Community Exhibition – Walan Giiny

Blog post by Elisa Carmichael

Walan Giiny

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Opening Saturday, November 7!

Over the past few weeks, we’ve been working on the install of our next community exhibition in kuril dhagun, Walan Giiny.

Walan Giiny means ‘strong heart’ and showcases the work of the Nandjimadji art group. Nandjimadji is a Gubbi Gubbi word meaning to make something less heavy or to lighten the load. Based on the sunshine coast, the Nandjimadji art goup is made up of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders who are living with a disability. The exhibition consists of beautiful traditional and contemporary artworks which demonstrate how art plays an integral part in the healing process and traditional storytelling in community.









Next week is our last week of install! We have all the artworks in place but still working on the finishing touches. As always, the space has been transformed and looks amazing. We are so excited to having such beautiful works on display. One very special item on loan is the outrigger canoe hand painted by members and Elders. The canoe is placed at the entrance to kuril dhagun and will be accompanied by a special digital story which explains the significance of this special raft.

The exhibition will be open from Saturday, November 7 after a small community gathering.
Make sure you visit kuril dhagun to see the unique artworks of the Nandjimadji art group, on display til February 2016!


Walan Giiny

7th Nov 2015 10:00am-5:00pm
Runs:Every day, until 21st Feb 2016
Venue:kuril dhagun, level 1, State Library, Stanley Place, South Bank
More information:kuril dhagun | kuril.dhagun@slq.qld.gov.au 3842 9061