Be part of our possum skin revitalisation project

Blog post by Katina Davidson.

If you are a regular reader of the Indigenous Voices blog, you may have noticed that kuril dhagun is part of a pretty expansive possum skin revitalisation project with our community across South East Queensland; see: ‘Interview with Uncle Nordon’ (18 Nov 2015) , ‘Interview with Libby Connors’ (5 Nov 2015) , and ‘Possum skin cloak workshop in Kenilworth’ (30 Sept 2015).

At the moment we’re interviewing Elders and academics, searching for historical information in the SLQ collection with research librarians, hosting workshops in community with artists Carol McGregor (Wathaurung) and Glennys Briggs (Taungwurrung-Yorta Yorta), and now we need your help!

Carol McGregor, (in)visible possum skin cloak, 2013, photo courtesy of the artist

Carol McGregor, (in)visible possum skin cloak, 2013, photo courtesy of the artist

kuril dhagun is looking for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people with experience in architecture or design to create mounts or structures to display six possum skin cloaks for an upcoming exhibition. If you’ve worked with exhibit design and fabrication in the past, are a student studying in this field, or know someone who does, we’d love to hear from you.

For more information and the official Exhibit Design & Fabrication Assistant Expression of Interest (EOI) which includes details on the creative brief and all technical requirements, please email me. You can also catch me on 07 3840 7418 if you’d like to have a yarn about the project.

We’re also about to announce dates for the Gold Coast Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community possum skin workshops, so stay tuned if you’d like to be involved.

EOIs for Exhibit Design & Fabrication Assistant close on 31 January.

Katina Davidson
Exhibition Officer, kuril dhagun