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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, Sophia Sambono represented kuril dhagun … 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

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

2016 black&write! round up


Before we leave for the year, we’d love to share some of the highlights from the last couple of months! Just recently, editing interns Yasmin and Grace travelled to Sydney to take part in a one-week placement with publishing house Hachette Australia. Yasmin and Grace met staff from all levels in the organisation, attended publishing … Read more

NGA International Indigenous fellowship reflections


Written by Freja Carmichael. This year my birthday was unforgettable, it was spent flying across the world to undertake the 2016 National Gallery of Australia Indigenous Arts fellowship at the Contemporary Aboriginal Art Museum Utrecht (AAMU). The opportunity was offered as part of the Wesfarmers Arts Indigenous Fellowship program which was established in 2009 by … Read more

Fun Palace at SLQ


Blog by Sam Sammuels Fun Palace is about community creating and making things together. The events are held in venues where arts and sciences, crafts, technologies, fun and learning, are nurtured so SLQ was an obvious fit. Fun Palaces run all over the world and it is an ongoing campaign for culture at the heart of every community, with participation led by, … Read more