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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

Cairns NAIDOC March and Family Day held on Friday 8 July 2016


The Cairns 2016 NAIDOC March was LOUD and PROUD, uniting under the slogan ‘Be Loud, Be Proud’.  The day was sunny; the march was colourful with t-shirts and flags. Banners were held high celebrating ‘family, culture, respect, resilience, strength and leadership’.   People along the footpaths were clapping their support, with marchers waving flags and cheering … Read more

SLQ celebrates NAIDOC 2015


Blog post by Amanda Hayman and Josh Kitchens State Library staff from Brisbane joined in the NAIDOC festivities at Musgrave Park Family Fun Day. This year we had an information stall. Many of our staff volunteered their time to be at the park to connect with our community. We had information sheets, children’s books and colouring-in, and for … Read more

Deadly Stories – Cairns

Deadly Stories – Cairns started last week with a group of young people learning camera operation, interviewing and editing skills. After some practice interviews on ‘what does it mean to be a hero or a mentor’ and ‘who is your biggest hero/mentor in your community’ the group got stuck into planning and storyboarding their films. … Read more

kuril dhagun space transformation

kuril dhagun is currently undergoing some major changes. The vibrant Our Dreaming; animating country exhibition wrapped up over a week ago and we’re now busy installing  North of the Tropic; a State Library Queensland Corporate Art Collection display. The exhibition will feature work created from communities situated north of the Tropic of  Capricorn including Cardwell, Darnley Island, Mornington Island, … Read more