Author Archives: Sam Back

Jabu Birriny (land and sea) exhibition at kuril dhagun

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 … Read more

Family History workshops

Knowing who you are and where your family or ‘mob’ is from, is integral to personal identity and well-being. Due to a history of forced removals, separation and dispossession, family history research and tracing family through archives and libraries is sometimes the only way that Indigenous people can piece together their family’s stories. In partnership with Community and Personal … Read more

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, Sophia Sambono represented kuril dhagun … 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

Anniversary of the Apology

On this day in 2008 then Prime Minister, Kevin Rudd, officially recognised the generations of children forcibly taken from their families and their country in the name of public policy. He offered a formal, public apology to the victims of forced child removal, especially the Stolen Generations, as his first item of business when Parliament opened … Read more

Barambah Pottery exhibition

kuril dhagun‘s new community exhibition Barambah<>Cherbourg<>Art<>Craft opened at the State Library on the 10th of December. Initiated by The Ration Shed Museum in Cherbourg the exhibition showcases the creative diversity and historic production of Barambah Pottery. The Cherbourg pottery workshop utilised clay from the local Barambah creek and operated as a commercial venture from 1969 to … Read more

Little Ones Museum Cherbourg

Uncle Rocco Langton with some 'little ones' in front of their map of Cherbourg. Photo by Amanda Hayman.

The Little Ones Museum opened in Cherbourg last Thursday at the community run historical and cultural centre, The Ration Shed. kuril dhagun Manager Amanda Hayman and myself were there to help celebrate the efforts of these mini curators. Uncle Rocco Langton with some ‘little ones’ in front of their map of Cherbourg. Photo by Amanda … Read more