Transforming Tindale

Transforming Tindale - a State Library of Queensland exhibition

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Unheard stories are given a voice in this powerful exhibition of scientific photographs and contemporary artworks, exploring the legacy of a 1938 anthropological expedition to Aboriginal communities.

Artist Vernon Ah Kee has drawn on photographs of his family from the Tindale collection to produce poignant works capturing the personalities behind the scientific images.

Transforming Tindale is a thought-provoking journey into the Tindale Genealogical Collection, what it means to Aboriginal people and its place in Queensland’s history.

The State Library has copies of genealogical information and photographs from the Tindale collection available for the Queensland Aboriginal communities of Yarrabah, Cherbourg, Mona Mona, Palm Island, Woorabinda, Bentinck Island, Doomadgee and Mornington Island, as well as two northern New South Wales communities at Boggabilla and Woodenbong.

Access to these records is restricted to family members and can be arranged by contacting the John Oxley Library.

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Image credit:
Vernon Ah Kee, neither pride nor courage, 2006, 1 of 3 The James C. Sourris, AM, Collection, Gift of James C Sourris through the Queensland Art Gallery Foundation 2007. Donated through the Australian Government’s Cultural Gifts Program

Venue:
Various venues at State Library, Cultural Centre, Stanley Place, South Bank
Cost:
Free
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Program of events

Vernon Ah Kee, Neither pride nor courage

Transforming Tindale

SLQ Gallery, level 2, State Library
Starts 6th Sep 2012 10:00am-5:00pm, then Every day, until 9th Dec 2012

Unheard stories are given a voice in this powerful exhibition of scientific photographs and contemporary artworks, exploring the legacy of a 1938 anthropological expedition to Aboriginal communities
Vernon Ah Kee, Annie Ah Sam

Transforming Tindale exhibition tour

SLQ Gallery, level 2, State Library
Starts 8th Sep 2012, 11am - 12pm

Take a guided tour of the Transforming Tindale exhibition.
Vernon Ah Kee, Annie Ah Sam

Transforming Tindale exhibition tour

SLQ Gallery, level 2, State Library
Starts 9th Sep 2012, 1pm - 2pm

Take a guided tour of the Transforming Tindale exhibition where unheard stories are given a voice with contemporary artworks by Vernon Ah Kee.
Vernon Ah Kee, Neither pride nor courage

The Norman Tindale legacy

SLQ Gallery, level 2, State Library
Starts 9th Sep 2012, 2:30pm - 3:30pm

Join Vernon Ah Kee, Michael Aird and Dylan Coleman as they discuss Transforming Tindale and the ongoing legacy of the Norman Tindale collection.
Annie Sibley, Palm Island, Tindale Genealogical Collection

The legacy of Tindale: Photography and the politics of anthropology and Native Title

SLQ Auditorium 1, level 2
Starts 24th Sep 2012, 9:30am - 4pm

Join cultural heritage professionals for an exploration of the career of Norman Tindale and why his name is so prominent in Australian anthropology, linguistics, Native Title and Aboriginal history.

Annie Sibley, Palm Island, Tindale Genealogical Collection

A night by the fire with Michael Aird

Talking Circle, level 1, State Library
Starts 2nd Oct 2012, 6:30pm - 7:30pm

Join Transforming Tindale curator Michael Aird as he talks about anthropology in the area of Aboriginal cultural heritage.
Vernon Ah Kee

Deepen the Conversation: Transforming Tindale

SLQ Auditorium 1, level 2
Starts 25th Oct 2012, 6pm - 9:59am

Artist Vernon Ah Kee will discuss his desire to imbue the Tindale anthropological photographs of his family with new meaning by producing beautiful portraits that capture their unique personalities.

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