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CIAF 2017

The Cairns Indigenous Art Fair (CIAF) is an annual cultural event that showcases the art and culture of Queensland Indigenous artists. CIAF is uniquely (and proudly) QLD orientated and offers three days of visual art, music, talks, workshops, performance, theatre, fashion and food! Community Engagement Officer Kaylah Tyson and myself represented kuril dhagun this year; … Read more

#MissMakesCode x STEM.I.AM workshop!

One of the great highlights of NAIDOC  2017 was hosting the Indigenous #MissMakesCode workshop. The Carbon Creative led initiative STEM.I.AM and Girl Geek Academy hired the kuril dhagun venue for coding workshops for Indigenous girls. The workshop saw a group of young girls participate in full days’ worth programming, basic coding, storytelling and game making. #MissMakesCode is … Read more

Yarrabah visit

Blog by Freja Carmichael Last week Sophia and I traveled to Yarrabah for kuril dhagun’s upcoming exhibition Jabu Birriny (land and sea). Located on the shore of Cape Grafton in Far North Queensland, Yarrabah is an Aboriginal community surrounded by tropical bush land and mountain ranges that run down to sandy beaches and coral reefs. … Read more

MGA National Conference

On 17 May 2017, Amanda Hayman and Carol McGregor presented at the Museums and Galleries Australia National Conference at the Brisbane Convention Centre. The presentation was entitled ‘Art of the Skins: cultural revitalisation, community co-creation and collaboration’ and we addressed the topic Operational Landscape: best practice, case studies, collection management, curating, strategic directions, using the ‘Art of the Skins’ … Read more

F5F on T.I

In late March, the First 5 Forever team caught two planes, a bus and a ferry, donned traditional ‘Floral Friday’ clothes and delivered professional development ‘Island Style’. The destination was Thursday Island (otherwise known as TI), approximately 39 kilometres north of Cape York Peninsula in the Torres Strait. The workshop was one of many held around … Read more

Workshop series success

kuril dhagun wrapped up it’s first Indigenous Arts Business workshop series over the weekend. Inspired by the exhibition Barambah<>Cherbourg<>Art<>Craft, and the experiences of the Cherbourg potters when their studio and livelihood were lost when Government funding ceased, the series aimed to provide access to tools that can help fledgling businesses thrive. Developed in consultation with … Read more