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20 Mar 2018

$2,000 for Queensland’s next great young writer

$2,000 for Queensland’s next great young writer

Entries are now open for the State Library of Queensland’s annual Young Writers Award, with $2,000 going to the winner of the popular short story competition.

For more than 20 years the competition has helped launch the literary careers of the next generation of great Queensland writers.

The competition is open to Queensland residents aged 15 to 25 years and is divided into two categories: 15 to 17 years (1,500 words) and 18 to 25 years (2,500 words).

The winner of the 18 to 25 years category receives $2,000 prize money, and the winner of the 15 to 17 years category receives $500.

Runners-up and highly commended entrants are awarded prize money and book packs.

All prize winners receive a membership to Queensland Writers Centre.

Entries close 5pm on Friday 30 April, with the winners announced at the Young Writers Conference at State Library in July.

Quotes from Minister for the Arts Leeanne Enoch:

“Investment in young writers is an absolute priority for the Queensland Government.

This competition has a solid history of identifying and nurturing talent, linking young writers to professional networks and publishing opportunities.

The impressive list of past winners and finalists — from Rebecca Jessen and Christopher Currie to Shastra Deo and Tara June Winch — demonstrates the quality of writing produced by young people in Queensland.”

Quotes from the State Librarian and CEO Vicki McDonald:

“The annual competition not only provides recognition for talented young Queensland writers, but also helps writers find their voice and launch their literary careers.

With over 300 entrants last year, the State Library hopes the competition will continue to encourage connection and expression through creative writing and story across Queensland.”

The Young Writers Award is presented by the State Library of Queensland with support from Queensland Writers Centre.

Visit slq.qld.gov.au/whats-on/awards for guidelines and entry forms, and to read past winning stories

19 Mar 2018

State Library fellows dominate Stella Prize shortlist

State Library fellows dominate Stella Prize shortlist

Half the writers shortlisted for the national Stella Prize have won fellowships through the State Library of Queensland’s writing programs.

Claire G. Coleman, black&write! Fellowship winner, Mirandi Riwoe, current Queensland Writers Fellowship winner and Krissy Kneen, past Queensland Writers Fellowship winner, have all been shortlisted for the Australian women’s literary award which will be announced next month.

The black&write! and Queensland Writers Fellowships support home-grown writers and help share their work with an Australian and global readership.

The three annual Queensland Writers Fellowships, worth $15,000 each, provide support for leading Queensland writers to develop a writing project towards publication over a 12-month period.

The Queensland Writers Fellowships are funded by the Queensland Government through Arts Queensland and State Library of Queensland, and supported by Queensland Writers Centre. 

The black&write! Fellowships are part of a national program to foster a significant Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander writing community.

The State Library project is the first of its kind in Australia and is designed to recruit, train, and mentor Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander editors to develop Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander-authored manuscripts.

black&write!is supported by the Australian Government, through the Australia Council for the Arts, and Hachette Australia.

Quotes from Arts Minister Leeanne Enoch:

“I am delighted to see three State Library of Queensland fellowship winners on the Stella shortlist.

“The Queensland Government is a proud supporter of the state’s literary community, and continues to provide aspiring writers with opportunities to develop their manuscripts and writing projects.”

Quotes from State Librarian and CEO Vicki McDonald:

“The State Library congratulates all the Stella shortlisted writers. We are especially proud of State Library fellowships winners Claire, Mirandi and Krissy for their Stella shortlisting.

“This shortlisting demonstrates the value and importance of our fellowship programs and the calibre of the writers who apply for them.

“We would like to thank all our supporters and sponsors who help promote writing and creativity in Queensland.”

Media enquiries

SLQ Marketing & Communications
communications@slq.qld.gov.au | 07 3842 9847

12 Mar 2018

Spinifex paper and reclaimed plastic: the Queen’s Baton at SLQ

Spinifex paper and reclaimed plastic: the Queen’s Baton at SLQ

Discover the story behind the design of the GC2018 Queen’s Baton at State Library of Queensland (SLQ).

The Bright Bold Boundless display goes to the heart of the creative process featuring sketches, digital stories and an exclusive look at prototypes of the 2018 Baton design.

Explore images of the Baton’s journey across the Commonwealth towards the Gold Coast and enjoy rarely-seen Batons from past Commonwealth Games events in Australia.

Bright Bold Boundless is co-curated by SLQ’s Asia Pacific Design Library and the Baton’s designer, Brisbane-based Designworks.

The GC2018 Queen’s Baton is:

  • made of macadamia wood, a stainless steel stringer and reclaimed plastic
  • shaped to reflect the state’s water culture (e.g. surfboards and surfcraft)
  • technology  enabled (GPS tracks the journey of Baton bearers)
  • embedded with the Queen’s message written on spinifex paper

Quotes from Minister for the Arts Leeanne Enoch:

This fascinating Queen’s Baton display showcases Queensland creativity and ingenuity, combining traditional storytelling with cutting-edge technology.
Drawing inspiration from our extraordinarily diverse geography and enviable lifestyle, I encourage locals and visitors to our state to explore the uniquely Queensland story behind the innovative design of the Queen’s Baton for the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games.”

Quotes from the State Librarian and CEO Vicki McDonald:

“Exploring innovation and enterprise is part of State Library’s vision as a collector of Queensland stories.
Bright Bold Boundless looks at contemporary design practices and how design thinking was integral in the creation of this year’s Queen’s Baton.”

Quotes from Designworks co-founder Alexander Wall:

“The consultative nature of the design process informed the selection of the local materials used in the making of the Queen’s Baton. We’re excited to share our work and the design process used, hopefully inspiring others pursuing a creative sustainable practice.
The Baton draws inspiration from the boundless energy of the people, place and spirit of the Gold Coast.”

Bright Bold Boundless: Designing the Queen’s Baton

Open daily until 12 August 2018                                             
Free entry                                                                                
Asia Pacific Design Library, level 2                                          
State Library of Queensland, Cultural Precinct

The Untold Stories of the GC2018 Baton
31 March, 3pm–4.30pm
Free talk | Bookings required
SLQ Auditorium 2

baton.slq.qld.gov.au | #slqbrightboldboundless | #QBR2018

Media enquiries

SLQ Marketing & Communications
communications@slq.qld.gov.au | 07 3842 9847

2 Mar 2018

Lifestyle choices — finding fulfilment under the Queensland sun

Lifestyle choices — finding fulfilment under the Queensland sun

What are the ingredients of a meaningful life?  A skipping rope, an artist’s paint box, forty winks under a Jacaranda tree, helping your neighbours in a tropical cyclone, or even, a bowl of prunes.

State Library of Queensland’s (SLQ) Lifestyle: a sunshine state of mind exhibition explores the unique ways Queenslanders have pursued meaningful and rewarding lives since the late 1800s.

Opening 3 March, Lifestyle delves into the quirks of the Queensland sensibility through the themes of: wellbeing, home, expression, play, community and hope.

A mesmerising collection of curios and heritage items from SLQ’s rare and restricted collections include:

  • original artworks from Queensland’s early expressionist painters
  • quirky tourism posters from the 1950s
  • love notes written on apricot leaves in the Boer War (lovebirds Lionel and Winifred)
  • a collection of home movies from the 1950s (retro bikinis and vintage cars)

The exhibition has a range of lifestyle ambassadors from the wellness industry to human rights activists who will speak about what the themes mean to them.

Quotes from State Librarian and CEO Vicki McDonald:

“The Queensland lifestyle is unique and is imbued with the richness of our diverse geography and population.”

“State Library is custodian of Queensland’s collective memory and we are able to tell the story of our state through our extraordinary collection items. The exhibition is an immersive experience that will guide visitors through a curated view of Queensland’s history and lifestyle using precious paintings, original photographs, unique objects, film, and sound.”

Lifestyle: a sunshine state of mind
3 March – 21 October 2018
Open daily | Free entry
SLQ Gallery, level 2
State Library of Queensland, Cultural Precinct

lifestyle.slq.qld.gov.au | #SLQlifestyle

12 Feb 2018

$100,000 to uncover Queensland stories

$100,000 to uncover Queensland stories

State Library of Queensland is calling for applications for its annual research fellowships, worth up to $20,000 each, which encourage new perspectives on the state’s history.

Applications are now open nationwide, with seven opportunities totalling $100,000 as part of the Queensland Memory Awards.

Minister for the Arts Leeanne Enoch said the fellowships allow Queensland’s diverse stories to be discovered, shared and preserved.

“Our collective stories stretch back more than 40,000 years, and there is still so much to uncover about our state’s heritage, culture, places and people,” Ms Enoch said.

“Discovering and sharing these stories is key to enriching our understanding of Queensland’s past and present.”

State Librarian and CEO Vicki McDonald said that as the primary custodian of Queensland’s memory, State Library introduced the fellowship program to encourage diverse voices and new ways of using and interpreting SLQ’s collections.  

“The fellowships are open to all, from researchers and academics to artists, writers, musicians and more,” Ms McDonald said.

“In working closely with the library, fellows  bring State Library’s rich and varied collections to life. Their research inspires us to think differently about our past, present and future.”  

The 2018 fellowships include:

John Oxley Library Fellowship ($20,000 plus 12-month personal work space) – awarded to support a research project that uses the resources of the John Oxley Library.

Queensland Business Leaders Hall of Fame Fellowship ($15,000 plus 12-month personal work space) – awarded to support a research project that contributes to new knowledge of Queensland’s economic and/or business history.

Q ANZAC 100: Memories for a New Generation, four fellowships, including one digital fellowship ($15,000 each plus 12-month personal work space) – to encourage new research and interpretations about Queensland’s involvement in the First World War or other significant military campaign from the last 100 years.

The Q ANZAC 100 digital fellowship calls for applications that will develop a creative digital experience using digital content from SLQ and other collecting institutions.

Letty Katts Award ($5,000 plus 12-month personal work space) – provides the opportunity for a musician, composer, scholar or researcher to study, experiment and explore new thinking in their art/study, leading to the creation of new knowledge or work/s inspired by Queensland’s music history.

For those interested in applying for a 2018 fellowship, State Library is hosting a fellowship information night on Friday 2 March as well as a Q ANZAC 100 fellows talk on Thursday 8 March.

Applications for all fellowships and residencies open Wednesday 24 January and close Wednesday 21 March.

To submit an application, or for more information on any of the Queensland Memory fellowships, please attend the fellows talk or fellowship information night, or visit slq.qld.gov.au.

The winners will be announced on Wednesday 6 June at the annual Queensland Memory Awards ceremony at State Library of Queensland.

For further media information and images please contact:
Hillary Bell | 07 3842 9864 | communications@slq.qld.gov.au

The John Oxley Library Fellowship and Letty Katts Award are supported by the Queensland Library Foundation.

The Queensland Business Leaders Hall of Fame Fellowship is an initiative of the Queensland Business Leaders Hall of Fame, a partnership between State Library of Queensland, Queensland Library Foundation and QUT Business School.

The Q ANZAC 100 fellowships are part of the Q ANZAC 100: Memories for a New Generation program and are proudly supported by the Queensland Government.

29 Jan 2018

Announcing Australia’s 3rd Asia Pacific Architecture Forum in Brisbane, March 2018

Announcing Australia’s 3rd Asia Pacific Architecture Forum in Brisbane, March 2018

An initiative of State Library of Queensland and Architecture Media, the 2018 Asia Pacific Architecture Forum will return to Brisbane from 10 to 23 March, 2018.

The program will feature a range of free and ticketed events, including exhibitions, installations, symposia, lectures and workshops, which will engage architecture and design professionals, educators, enthusiasts, children and young people.

The Architecture Symposium (formerly the ArchitectureAP Symposium), a one-day, headline event on Friday 16 March, will once again be held at State Library of Queensland. Influential architects from throughout the region will gather in South Bank’s Cultural Precinct to be inspired by keynote speakers from Japan, Korea, China, Thailand, New Zealand and Australia.

State Librarian and CEO, Vicki McDonald said the two-week program will showcase architecture’s pivotal role in the culture, sustainability, and economy of the Asia Pacific region.

“State Library of Queensland, through the Asia Pacific Design Library, is pleased to continue our partnership with Architecture Media to deliver this vibrant program of exhibitions and events, which shines the spotlight on the importance of architecture in our region.

“We are delighted that the Forum has become a vehicle for attracting high calibre international architects and designers to State Library. We are excited to again host this world-class event and facilitate the critical discussions occurring in contemporary architecture,” Ms McDonald said.

Architecture Media’s Editorial Director Cameron Bruhn observes that the global market for built environment expertise is creating new opportunities for Australian architects, designers and planners.

"Australian practitioners have been living and working internationally since the 1960s and an increasing number of practices are active participants in the globalised market for professional services. The Asia Pacific Architecture Forum celebrates the best work of Australian architects, designers and planners and the economic success of the nation’s professional services exports,”
Mr Bruhn said.

Highlights of the 2018 Forum include: The Architecture Symposium 2018, a conference featuring internationally renowned speakers; a Design Minds workshop; a free Little Designers architecture workshop; a QAGOMA tour; the UQ Architecture lecture series, featuring leading local, national and international architects; a Brisbane Open House tour and many more.

The full program of events will be announced in the coming months. Visit aparchitectureforum.com for more information.

Media enquiries to Kat Vidovic:

kat@katvidovic.com
0408 426 002

11 Dec 2017

State Library highlights Queensland’s spirit of innovation

State Library highlights Queensland’s spirit of innovation

Explore Queensland’s unique history and culture of entrepreneurialism and innovation in State Library of Queensland’s upcoming exhibition, Magnificent Makers.

Opening to the public on Saturday 9 December, the exhibition profiles the lives and works of a group of remarkable Queenslanders who thought outside the box to craft pioneering creations from the late 1800s to the present day.

Using the technology available to them at the time, the innovators profiled in Magnificent Makers made significant developments in the areas of education, sport, leisure, clothing, photography, medicine and scientific research.

Their creations range from the weird and wacky to the functional and philanthropic.

State Librarian and CEO Vicki McDonald said that as custodians of Queensland’s collective memory, State Library of Queensland is uniquely placed to share insights into our state’s past.

“SLQ’s extensive collections house more than just published works, photographs and newspapers, with the repositories holding original materials and personally donated items including blueprints, signage, objects, clothing, digital stories, and more,” Ms McDonald said.

“Our collections tell a story unlike any other, and Magnificent Makers tells the story of Queensland’s early inventors and creators, their personal tales, and how they contributed to the advancement of the state through their work.”

“The stories of our early innovators are fascinating and heart-warming in equal measure, and I’m sure this exhibition will serve as inspiration for a new generation of Queensland entrepreneurs.”

One of the most intriguing items on display in the exhibition is an intricate Braille globe for vision-impaired children invented in Queensland in the 1950s by Richard Frank Tunley.

Tunley, known as the ‘Fairy Godfather of Blind Children’, dedicated his life to improving outcomes for vision-impaired children and adults, producing Braille globes and maps, as well as being instrumental in implementing compulsory education for deaf and blind children.

A Queensland Library Foundation funding grant was recently announced which will enable SLQ to use photogrammetry and 3D printing technologies to create an exact replica of the Braille globe able to be touched as the original was intended to be experienced.

Modern day pioneer, Wayne Denning will also be showcased in the exhibition. Wayne, a proud Birri Gubba man from Blackwater, is founder and managing director of Carbon Creative, an award-winning creative agency that gives Indigenous Australians a space and a voice in today’s creative landscape.

Magnificent Makers is free and open to the public in the Philip Bacon Heritage Gallery from Saturday 9 December 2017 until 3 June 2018. For more information, visit slq.qld.gov.au/whats-on.

Interviews and images are available upon request.

Media enquiries
SLQ Marketing & Communications
communications@slq.qld.gov.au | 07 3842 9847

Magnificent Makers
9 December 2017 – 3 June 2018
Open daily 10am–5pm
Philip Bacon Heritage Gallery, level 4
State Library of Queensland, Cultural Precinct
Free entry

27 Nov 2017

2017 Young Writers Award winners announced

2017 Young Writers Award winners announced

The winners of Queensland’s most prestigious award for young writers were revealed on Saturday 25 November as part of the inaugural Young Writers Conference at State Library of Queensland (SLQ).

Jonathan O’Brien, a writer and creative producer from Graceville, and Eight Mile Plains teenager, Gina Song, were presented with their prizes by State Librarian and CEO Vicki McDonald at a special ceremony.

Jonathan O’Brien, 21, won $2,000 and membership to Queensland Writers Centre in the 18–25 years category for his clever and original entry, Every Idea I Had For My Australian Literature Short Story Collection. The judges praised the story for using “an experimental form to take chances and surprise the reader,” declaring it “the stand-out entry this year”.

Gina Song, 17, received $500 and membership to Queensland Writers Centre in the category for writers aged 15–17. The judges said her story We Cut Strings was “the clear winner” in this age group because it “contained a powerful metaphor,” and the characters were “balanced with beautiful detail to give the story a strong, narrative progression”.

The 2017 runners up are Zarin Nuzhat, 22 from Kuraby, and Jesse Hyden, 17 from Redlynch in North Queensland.

Ms McDonald said State Library was proud of its long history of nurturing emerging literary talent in Queensland through the Young Writers Award, which has been running for more than 20 years.

“The award is a platform to recognise and encourage the literary aspirations of young people, and champion the stories of Queenslanders,” Ms McDonald said.

“The Young Writers Award has laid the path toward publication for some of the state’s most exciting new literary talent, including former winners and finalists such as Shastra Deo, Rebecca Jessen and Lech Blaine, who returned to State Library to share their expertise at the Young Writers Conference.

“The Young Writers Award supports and promotes writers at a critical stage of their professional and artistic development and is just one of State Library’s many commitments to fostering a strong writing community in Queensland,” Ms McDonald said.

SLQ received more than 320 entries for the 2017 Young Writers Award from across Queensland, with 20% of entries coming from regional writers based in the likes of Goondiwindi, Cecil Plains, Taroomball, Longreach, Mackay, Mount Pleasant, Proserpine, Mission Beach, and Redlynch.

The 2017 Young Writers Award winners and finalists are:

Writers aged 18-25
Winner
Every Idea I Had For My Australian Literature Short Story Collection by Jonathan O'Brien, 21

Runner up
Mango Chutney by Zarin Nuzhat, 22

Highly Commended
Return by Grace McCarter, 25
how to: save the world by Eliza Copeland, 22
A Dance of Paper Cranes by Alison Utting, 19

Writers aged 15-17
Winner
We Cut Strings by Gina Song, 17

Runner up
The Lucky Country by Jesse Hyden, 17

Highly Commended
Tie a Knot by Daniel Scott, 17
Anh Nhu by Jenny Nguyen, 16
Mutiny on the Boundary by Campbell Glaves, 17
Roses and Thorns by Kate Lockyer, 17

The Young Writers Award is open to Queensland residents aged 15 to 25 years. Winning stories are available online at www.slq.qld.gov.au/whats-on/awards/ywa. The 2018 call for entries will open mid-year.

Media enquiries:
Amanda Lawson | SLQ Marketing and Communications
07 3842 9847 | communications@slq.qld.gov.au

Interviews and images are available upon request.

26 Oct 2017

$10,000 Fellowships to champion Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander writers

$10,000 Fellowships to champion Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander writers

State Library of Queensland’s (SLQ) black&write! Fellowships are now open for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander writers nationwide.

The two black&write! Fellowships offer unpublished and published authors the chance to each receive $10,000 prize money, professional manuscript development with SLQ’s black&write! editing team and a publication opportunity for their final work.

Minister for Innovation, Science and the Digital Economy Leeanne Enoch encouraged aspiring Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander writers to apply.

“black&write! Fellowships have been a cornerstone in the career pathways for some of our most exciting new voices in literature who are sharing Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander stories in diverse and innovative ways,” Ms Enoch said.

“2016 Fellow Claire Coleman recently released her debut speculative novel Terra Nullius to strong critical acclaim, with a second print run already commissioned by black&write! publishing partner Hachette Australia.

“In previous years, black&write! Fellowships have helped elevate the careers of writers such as Ali Cobby Eckermann, who recently made history as the first poet to win the prestigious Windham Campbell Prize from Yale University in the United States.”

Alumni also include Sue McPherson, whose winning manuscript Grace Beside Me was published in 2012 by Magabala Books. The popular coming-of-age novel is now being transformed into a NITV/ABC ME series, currently filming on location in Queensland’s Scenic Rim and slated for release in 2018.

black&write! Fellowships are open to unpublished manuscript entries in the form of a novel, young adult novel, short story collection, poetry collection, or children’s book.

In previous years, Fellowships have been awarded to manuscripts as varied as Bakir and Bi, a children’s book written and illustrated by aunt-and-niece duo Jillian Boyd and Tory-Jay Mordey; Ruby Moonlight, an historical verse novel by renowned poet Ali Cobby Eckermann; science fiction adventure Rift Breaker from comedian Tristan Savage, and young adult paranormal romance Rise of the Fallen by Teagan Chilcott.

In 2018, black&write! continues its partnership with Hachette Australia, the Australian arm of the international publishing house.

State Librarian and CEO Vicki McDonald said SLQ is proud to help foster a significant Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander writing community.

“black&write! is a national project and the first of its kind in Australia. Supporting new talent to share their stories is central to State Library’s commitment to nurturing a culture of reading, writing and ideas,” Ms McDonald said.

“We are extremely grateful to the Australian Government, through the Australia Council for the Arts, and Hachette Australia for supporting this vital initiative.”

Entries for 2018 black&write! Fellowships are free to submit, with applications closing on Wednesday 31 January 2018.

More information and application forms can be accessed via slq.qld.gov.au/whats-on/awards.

Media enquiries:
Amanda Lawson | SLQ Communications
07 3842 9847 | communications@slq.qld.gov.au

Interviews and images are available upon request.

20 Oct 2017

Jabu Birriny (land and sea) showcases the artistry of a unique Queensland community

Jabu Birriny (land and sea) showcases the artistry of a unique Queensland community

State Library of Queensland (SLQ) will share the contemporary stories of Far North Queensland’s Yarrabah community with an insightful showcase opening on Sunday 22 October 2017.

Jabu Birriny (land and sea) is the culmination of a collaboration between SLQ and the artists of Yarrabah, who are widely regarded for their distinct weaving, ceramics, textiles and prints embodying their connection to Country.

Located on the shore of Cape Grafton, Yarrabah is a dynamic Aboriginal community surrounded by tropical native bushland and mountain ranges united by sandy coastlines and coral reefs.

On show at SLQ will be works from 2017 NAIDOC Artist of the Year Elverina Johnson, as well as Yarrabah Art Centre members Philomena Yeatman, Edna Ambrym, Valmai Pollard, Ruben Ambrym and Michelle Yeatman.

State Librarian and CEO Vicki McDonald said that the project has allowed SLQ’s kuril dhagun team to foster a close connection with the people of Yarrabah, supported by Yarrabah Arts and Cultural Precinct and the local Indigenous Knowledge Centre.

“We uncovered more than 100 collection items here at State Library, reflecting the daily life and landscape of Yarrabah; we also had the privilege of sharing these photographs during visits to the community,” Ms McDonald said.

“Enabling this increased access for community members also provided State Library with the opportunity to update information within the collection. It was wonderful to identify Yarrabah residents in our photographs, including one treasured image featuring the mothers of some of the Jabu Birriny (land and sea) artists.”

As well as the vibrant prints, intricately woven vessels and textured ceramics on display, the showcase includes images from SLQ’s collection and a series of digital interviews featuring the participating artists, which will also be available online.

Ms McDonald said it was paramount for SLQ that the collaborative curatorial approach to building Jabu Birriny allowed space and time for the artists to tell their stories in their own words.

“The video portraits provide a very personal perspective into each artist’s creative practice and approach to incorporating their histories and home of Yarrabah into their art works.”

Elverina Johnson is looking forward to visiting Brisbane with her fellow artist Aunty Philomena Yeatman for the opening of Jabu Birriny.

Together they will offer insights into their artistry through a guided tour of the showcase and hands-on workshops exploring the techniques behind Yarrabah’s celebrated weaving and basket making practices.

“Yarrabah is blessed by the natural abundance and beauty of our land and sea environment. As artists, we honour the traditions and stories of our culture and ancestors, and it is very special for us to share this with visitors to kuril dhagun,” Ms Johnson said.

Jabu Birriny (land and sea) is just one way in which State Library is working with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander organisations, community groups and individuals in Queensland to ensure their stories are collected, preserved and shared,” Ms McDonald said.

The showcase will open in kuril dhagun at SLQ from Sunday 22 October. For more information, visit jabubirriny.slq.qld.gov.au.

Jabu Birriny (land and sea) has been co-curated with Yarrabah Arts and Cultural Precinct, a branch of the Yarrabah Aboriginal Shire Council.

Media enquiries:
Amanda Lawson | SLQ Communications
07 3842 9847 | communications@slq.qld.gov.au

Interviews and images are available upon request.

Jabu Birriny (land and sea)
22 October 2017 – 4 March 2018
Open daily, 10am–5pm
kuril dhagun, level 1
State Library of Queensland, Cultural Precinct
Free entry

Yarrabah Artist Tours and Workshops
21 October 2017, 10am-1pm
kuril dhagun, level 1
State Library of Queensland, Cultural Precinct
$30, includes artist-led tour of Jabu Birriny

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