Queensland memory webcasts
Webcasts about Queensland history and heritage.
Did you know there are over 600 collecting organisations across the state of Queensland? From small rural museums, libraries, archives, art galleries and museums, to large city institutions — they’re all dedicated to collecting Queensland memory. Making these collections accessible and available in the digital world is one of the challenges faced in the twenty first century.
Join Katie McConnell, Curator Old Government House, Ewen McPhee, Museum Development Officer for North Queensland in conversation with Phil Brown, for a look at the distributed collection of Queensland’s memory.
Date: Wednesday, 18 September 2013
Time: 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Venue: John Oxley Library, Level 4, State Library of Queensland
Contact State Library Queensland for more information regarding A night in the JOL: Exploring local memory.
Katie’s technical mastery and pure voice has made her one of Australia’s most significant and beloved vocalists.
A mother, singer, producer, songwriter, pianist and business woman, Katie is four times ARIA Award winning and six times platinum selling songstress who first came to prominence as the pure-voiced songstress of indie pop band George.
George’s diverse musical influences (opera, jazz and underground rock) heralded a new maturity in Brisbane’s sound. The bands first album, Polyserena, debuted at number 1 in the national charts, achieving double platinum status and spending 36 weeks in the Top 50 charts. George’s final show was performed on the steps of the Sydney Opera House in 2005.
Katie has gone on to success with her folk trio Elixir and continues to extend herself creatively by composing for physical theatre through Circa, and working with classical guitarist Karin Schaupp.
Part of Live! Queensland band culture exhibition program
Date: Thu 15 August
Venue: Auditorium 1
2013 marks 150 years since the arrival of South Sea Islanders in Queensland.
Today, more than 20,000 descendants identify as Australian South Sea Islanders and continue to enrich Queensland’s cultural diversity with their unique identity, spirituality and history.
Dr Kate Evans, together with Imelda Miller, Assistant Curator of Torres Strait Islander and Pacific Indigenous Studies at Queensland Museum, and John Waldron, Curator of The Australian South Sea Islanders exhibition and Project Coordinator of ASSI 150 SEQ, share their personal and professional experiences of telling sensitive, confronting, and powerful stories of Australian South Sea Islanders.
When: Wed 21 Aug 2013, 6:00 pm - 08:00 pm
Venue: John Oxley Library Reading Room, level 4, State Library
Contact State Library Queensland for more information regarding A night in the JOL: Bittersweet Queensland.
From the hot sounds of New Orleans to the cool, hybrid forms of the contemporary era, discover the many facets of jazz, and how they influence our lives today.
President Queensland Jazz Archive and Lecturer in Jazz History at the Queensland Conservatorium, Neville Meyers facilitated a conversation with Lynette Irwin, Artistic Director of the inaugural Brisbane International Jazz Festival, musician and jazz time-traveller Tony Ashby, and swing era devotee Barry Ralph.
This talk was part of the Live! Second Saturday festivities in August, celebrating All That Jazz.
When: Sat 10 Aug 2013, 4:00 pm - 05:00 pm
Venue: slq Auditorium 2, level 2
Listen to Brisbane music stalwart Tim Steward, in conversation with Noel Mengel, as they discuss his trajectory through frontman of The Madmen, into his decades-spanning turn in Screamfeeder, the establishment of his local Stone Groove record label, more miles of touring than could be considered reasonable, and the lessons learned from a life dedicated to the pursuit of music.
Now operating as both solo artist and as singer for We All Want To, we’ll look both to the future and the past of Brisbane’s gentleman troubadour.
Date: Thu 18 July 2013
Venue: SLQ Gallery
Join high school music directors Laurinda Davidson and Stefanie Smith, and community and school band director David Jones, in conversation with Ralph Hultgren, Head of the Open Conservatorium, as they explore the relevance of band in schools and the community.
Part of Live! Queensland band culture exhibition program
Date: Wed 10 July 2013
Venue: Philip Bacon Heritage Gallery
Part of the Live! exhibition events program.
Date: Web 12 Jun 2013
Venue: JOL Reading Room
Contact State Library Queensland for more information regarding A night in the JOL: the community music spirit in Queensland.
The Go Betweens was formed when Robert Forster and Grant McLennan met at a theatre course at The University of Queensland. They played their first public gig at the Baroona Hall in Paddington in 1978, but departed a year later for the UK and Europe. McLennan and Forster’s collaboration over the next decade would bring about six albums including their most successful, 16 Lovers Lane, which climbed the music charts in the UK, USA and Australia.
At the height of their partnership, they were dubbed by legendary Village Voice critic, Robert Christgau, as “the greatest songwriting partnership working today”. The band reformed from 2000-2006, making three more albums. Following on from The Go Between’s success, Robert Forster has reinvented himself as an internationally critically acclaimed singer-songwriter and music critic.
Date: Wed 12 Jun 2013
Venue: SLQ Auditorium 1
Greek and Italian migrants have made a significant and wide ranging contribution to Queensland's cultural landscape and way of life, particularly in and around Brisbane.
Michael Anastas, Vice-President of the Greek Orthodox Community of St George, Brisbane and Dr Tiziana Ferrero-Regis, Senior Lecturer, Fashion, QUT lead an enlightening discussion in conversation with Dr Kate Evans.
Michael discusses the contribution of Greek migrants to Queensland’s diverse heritage and the history of the annual Paniyiri Greek Festival. Dr Ferrero-Regis explores the history of Italian dressmakers and tailors in Brisbane.
Date: Wed 15 May 2013
Venue:John Oxley Library, Level 4, State Library
Contact State Library Queensland for more information regarding A night in the JOL: Brisbane Greek and Italian heritage.