On Friday SLQ launched its latest exhibition in kuril dhagun, Jabu Birriny (land and sea). The showcase highlights the unique location and lifestyle of Yarrabah through depictive print works, weaving and ceramics along side digital stories from the artists.
Exhibiting artists Elverina Johnson and Aunty Philomena Yeatman joined us along with Yarrabah Arts and Cultural Precinct representative Finanan Richards and Yarrabah councilors Colin Cedric and Uncle Ian Patterson.
We tuned into the Yarrabah Indigenous Knowledge Centre via Skype hearing a few words from their end as well as giving them a live view and tour of the exhibition.
It was pleasure to have Uncle Des Sandy welcome us to country; his thoughtful words inspired us as he invited an almost capacity crowd to send our positive energy to each other and those in need.
On Saturday we were privileged to have Aunty Phil and Elverina stay on and facilitate artist workshops. While the rain teemed down outside we were treated to an intimate tour followed by weaving and basket making.
The exhibition is open daily 10am – 5pm until 4 March 2018.
You can access the digital stories and additional resources online at jabubirriny.slq.qld.gov.au