Awakening South East Queensland historical traditions through contemporary art, Art of the Skins revitalises the practice of possum skin cloak making.
Be inspired by how knowledge is gained and passed on through six richly decorated cloaks, collaboratively designed by Aboriginal community members.
Paying homage to those who’ve come before us, the exhibition embodies the continuous, ever-growing and adapting nature of Australia’s first cultures.
Twelve diverse individuals share their stories through objects, photographs, artwork and memories.
By telling the stories of the traditional custodians of this land and of culturally diverse Queenslanders, Tradition Now explores how many Queenslanders ‘arrive’ in this land, connect to or disconnect from family and tradition, and the subsequent impacts on contemporary family life.
Join us throughout 2016 as we explore our individual and collective identities and our sense of belonging to our communities and our state. Let’s delve into our likes, gripes, struggles and joys through a series of exhibition, activities and events.
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?
Thu 4 Aug 2016,
6.00 pm - 7.15 pm
SLQ Auditorium 1, level 2, State Library
Free, some events require booking
Twelve diverse individuals share their stories through objects, photographs, artwork and memories. These traditional custodians of this land and culturally diverse Queenslanders ‘arrive’ in this land, connect to or disconnect from family and tradition, and experience the subsequent impacts. View the artists' stories.
18 Jun - 13 Nov 2016,
10:00am - 05:00pm
Philip Bacon Heritage Gallery, level 4, State Library
Step inside a 3D installation of iconic Queensland illustrations from SLQ collections, taken from the historical The Queenslander magazine. Sit, pose, and take your photo at the beach, on the surfboard, or riding the bike.
Monday – Thursday: 9am–8pm
Saturday and Sunday: 10am–5pm
Infozone, level 1, State Library
Belonging in Queensland mural
These photographs were contributed by the community. Each depict a sense of connection to places or people in Queensland, inspired by the theme of belonging.
The Belonging in Queensland mural will be on display for free in the SLQ Knowledge Walk daily from 1 Jul to 31 Dec 2016. View all the images submitted for this project on Flickr.