Jabu Birriny (land and sea)

Jabu Birriny

Jabu Birriny (land and sea), pronounced jah-boo bir-rin-ee, celebrates the unique environment of Yarrabah and its ongoing importance to culture and people.

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

Jabu Birriny shares stories rich in lineal and recent histories through vibrant prints, intricately woven vessels and textured ceramics that collectively embody the land and sea.

The exhibition has been co-curated with Yarrabah Arts and Cultural Precinct, a branch of the Yarrabah Aboriginal Shire Council.

Image:  Mayi Bugaam — Sea (detail), 2017, Edna Ambrym. Courtesy of Yarrabah Arts and Cultural Precinct.

Venue:
kuril dhagun, level 1, State Library, Stanley Place, South Bank
Cost:
Free
More information:
kuril dhagun
(07)3842 9824
kuril.dhagun@slq.qld.gov.au

Program of events

Jabu Birriny

Jabu Birriny (land and sea)

kuril dhagun, level 1, State Library
Starts 22nd Oct 2017 10:00am-5:00pm, then Every day, until 4th Mar 2018

In Jabu Birriny, Yarrabah artists share stories through vibrant prints, intricately woven vessels and textured ceramics that celebrate and embody the land and sea.

Freja Carmichael in the Yarrabah Arts Centre

Jabu Birriny artist workshop

kuril dhagun, level 1, State Library
Starts 21st Oct 2017, 10am - 12pm

Hear Yarrabah artists share their connections to Country and artistic techniques in an intimate workshop and preview tour of Jabu Birriny (land and sea).

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