Yearly Archives: 2012 Back

Family history: help for Forgotten Australians

www.findandconnect.gov.au

A useful website www.findandconnect.gov.au  offers help for British child migrants and those raised in children’s homes in Australia, wanting to trace their personal history. Resources include institutions’ records, photographs, newspaper articles and current support assistance. Personal information, other than what is publicly available, is not on the web but may be accessed from government, church … Read more

Metal As Anything: Ron Mcburnie

Washing the dog, by Ron McBurnie

This weekend we open the doors to Metal As Anything, a 30 year retrospective exhibition showcasing intricate and endearing etchings by one of Australian leading printmakers, Ron McBurnie. Misbehaving dogs, ducks in box kites and eccentric toad shooters feature amid a carnival of quirky characters and landscapes. Ron McBurnie is an iconic Queensland artist and … Read more

Side projects provide inspiration

Kent Gration light installation

SLQ’s Asia Pacific Design Library lecture series is taking a look outside the box to see what inspiration sparks when designers look beyond their day jobs. The free fortnightly talks series, running from 19 September to 28 November, invites a diverse range of design practitioners and creative thinkers to share details of their ‘side projects’ … Read more