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Join our panel of speakers Aunty Donna Page, Carol McGregor and Lyndon Davis, in conversation about the resurgence of cultural practices. Share in stories and align yourself with their traditional practices that are creating a pulse in today’s cultural climate. Inspired by Art of the Skins, kuril dhagun presents A night by the fire: resurgence.
Date: Tuesday 23 August 2016
Where: kuril dhagun, level 1, State Library of Queensland
William Robinson talks to Vanessa Van Ooyen about his art, his success at winning the Archibald Prize and his busy life as both a teacher and an artist.
Interviewed 6 February 2016
Contact State Library Queensland for more information regarding William Robinson interview: The James C. Sourris AM Collection.
Leonard Brown talks to Angela Goddard about his art, his first solo exhibition at age 19, and his involvement with the Anglican Franciscan Friars and Russian Orthodox Church.
Interviewed 1 December 2015
Contact State Library Queensland for more information regarding Leonard Brown interview: The James C. Sourris AM Collection.
We’re gearing up for the Ekka here in Brisbane and to celebrate, we will be hosting a conversation on our connection to land, heritage and agriculture. More of Queensland’s surface area is devoted to agriculture than any other state in Australia, so how does that relationship to the land shape who we are?
For the third talk in our Queenslanders in conversation series, our panellists discuss our obligations to preserve and protect the land for future generations.
Meet the panel
AgForce Vice President and beef producer, Georgie is a rural leader with experience in agribusiness, rural tourism and regional development. Her work involves identifying and advocating opportunities, resolving issues and creating linkages and networks across rural sectors.
Her life combines cattle yards and board rooms, boarding school parenting and committee chairing, and long drives for short meetings.
Dr Maggie Hardy
An internationally recognised leader in her field, Dr Hardy is an expert known for her contributions to chemistry and evidence-based policy. She is a Fellow of the Royal Entomological Society, and serves on the Executive Board for the International Branch of the Entomological Society of America.
Her research program is focused on the discovery, characterisation, and commercialisation of novel chemistries from the venom of Australian spiders. Her research is applied across a number of sectors, including drug discovery and delivery, public health, agriculture, biosecurity, export, and agribusiness.
Michael Connolly is an Aboriginal from Charleville, south west Queensland, dedicated to promoting and raising awareness of Aboriginal culture and its people out of his respect for the deep richness of diversity of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander histories in Australia. He is a member of the Advisory Panel of the National Indigenous Men’s Forum which meets every year to consult with State and Federal Leaders about issues relating to Aboriginal Culture and Communities.
Michael shares his time between art, cross-cultural training, consultancy and mentoring and has been involved in assisting remote Aboriginal communities in the Northern Territory to become more self-sufficient in such areas as tourism, land management and market gardening.
Ewan has lived and breathed farming his whole life.
“It is instilled in me, the dirt is not only ingrained in my hands but it runs in my blood. It’s not just a way of life; it’s my livelihood, it’s who I am”
Ewan is a 23 year old, 5th generation cattle farmer from Brooweena, South East Queensland who is passionate about the cattle he breeds and cares for and enjoys the challenge of constantly improving and innovating new farming practices to remain sustainable and viable for generations to come.
Queenslanders in conversation continues exploring our individual and collective identities and our sense of belonging to family, communities, and state.
Join 612 ABC Brisbane’s Kelly Higgins-Devine as she hosts discussions between high profile panellists, audience members, and online viewers.
Date: Thu 4 Aug 2016, 6:00 pm - 07:15 pm
Venue: SLQ Auditorium 1, level 2
Contact State Library Queensland for more information regarding Queenslanders in conversation August.
In the second talk for the 2016 Game Changers series, hear from Bruce Wolfe, Managing Director of Conrad Gargett, and a highly respected architect who has worked on some of Queensland’s largest and most innovative building projects and is president of the Queensland Chapter of the Australian Institute of Architects.
For the past seven years Bruce has led the masterplanning, design and delivery team on the recently completed $1.4B Lady Cilento Children’s Hospital. As a public building this facility enshrines some of Bruce’s principal design concerns, connection to community, inviting and experiential architecture and an integration between art and place. In 2013 this project won the International Academy of Design and Health Award for best future Hospital.
He has recently led the Master Plan team for the $2.5 billion Sunshine Coast University Hospital and undertaken commissions for University and Defence Campuses throughout Queensland.
Bruce is Adjunct Professor and member of the academic advisory board at the School of architecture, University of Queensland, and Country Representative (Australia) for Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat.
Game Changers is a Queensland Business Leaders Hall of Fame initiative presented by SLQ, QUT Business School and the Queensland Library Foundation. The Queensland Business Leaders Hall of Fame celebrates, records and retells the stories of outstanding Queensland business leaders and their contributions to our state.
Facilitated by Ray Weekes, Chairman of the CEO Institute.
When: Tue 14 Jun 2016, 6:00 pm - 07:00 pm
Venue:SLQ Auditorium 1, level 2
Contact State Library Queensland for more information regarding Game Changers: in conversation with Bruce Wolfe.