Brisbane Writers Festival: UPLIT 2017

kuril dhagun was once again fortunate enough to partner with Brisbane Writers Festival (BWF) 2017 on a number of events during the course of the festival week. Two notable events included the Night by the Fire talk with black&write! fellowship-winning author Claire Coleman and a private screening session of the critically acclaimed film Zach’s Ceremony with creator Alec … Read more

Cape York Leaders Program

Written by Willie Prince On Saturday 22nd  July 2017 kuril dhagun helped to host the Cape York Leaders Program (CYLP) and their series  of workshops for their students. Lesley Acres from the SLQ Indigenous Library Services Team  was approached and consulted by  CYLP Staff to hold a day of activities throughout the whole of SLQ. kuril … 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

50 Years and Counting

Blog written by Kaylah Tyson On the 27th of May we celebrated the 50th anniversary of the 1967 Referendum otherwise known as the record breaking ‘yes’ vote to count Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples in the census for the first time. The State Library of Queensland hosted a community day to commemorate this important milestone. … 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

A History of Cherbourg’s Marching Girls

kuril dhagun was thrilled to support University of Queensland’s research project on the history of Cherbourg’s Marching Girls throughout the 50’s and 60’s. Researchers Gary Osmond, Murray Phillips and Emily Cameron, together with Aunty Lesley Williams, organised the community meeting in the Loris Williams Room which is the perfect place for sharing and connecting. A number … Read more