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Inspiring writing talent


This is the third blog in the series about the writers recognised in the this year’s black&write! Indigenous Writing Fellowship competition. Four talented writers with very different stories have been recognised through the 2016 black&write! Indigenous Writing Fellowships. While Claire Coleman and Dylan Coleman were announced as the fellowship winners last month the judges decided to also award … Read more


Claire Coleman

This is the first in a series of three blogs about the writers recognised in the 2016 black&write! Indigenous Writing Fellowship Competition. Congratulations CLAIRE COLEMAN and DYLAN COLEMAN who have been awarded a black&write! Fellowship this year.   AUTHOR PROFILE: CLAIRE COLEMAN  Claire Coleman is a writer from Western Australia. She identifies with the South Coast … Read more

A Night by the Fire!

Rainbow dreaming three tiered dress - Arkie

Post by Lara Croydon. The first A Night by the Fire event for the year kicks off next week! This series is all about revitalisation through fashion. Fashion can be an avenue for individual expression. As the world of fashion continues to expand, so too does the practice of cultural expression through each woven thread, pattern, bead … 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

Digital Literacy Forum


Last week I presented at the Digital Literacy Forum held in various venues at the State Library of Queensland, Brisbane. The forum had a great line-up of presenters and the only downfall was that ones I wanted to see were presenting at the same as me. The forum focused on digital literacy and the role of public libraries and … Read more

kuril dhagun is transforming again

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  We have commenced the install of our next exhibition, Renewed by Gumbi Crew! The Gumbi Gunyah Women’s crew have been busy creating beautiful handmade garments, textiles, jewellery, house hold items and canvases for the exhibition. The art works are made from recycled and found materials, natural and synthetic, paintings in acrylic on canvas, jewellery … Read more