Walan Giiny (strong heart)

Sunrise at the rock

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Walan Giiny (strong heart) is a mixed media display by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists living with disability. The exhibition features works by artists from the Nandjimadji art group, based on the Sunshine Coast.

The word ‘Nandjimadji’ comes from the Gubbi Gubbi (Kabi Kabi) language and means ‘to lighten the load’ or ‘make something less heavy’. The Nandjimadji art group consists of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists who tell their story of strength through art works on canvas and painted everyday objects.

Walan Giiny bridges the traditions of one of the world’s oldest living cultures with modern concepts of disability. The exhibition showcases the participation and contributions that Indigenous Australians with disability make in building the capacity of our communities.

Explore the exhibition yourself from 10am to 5pm daily, or come along on Tuesday afternoon each week for a guided tour led by a member of the kuril dhagun team.

The Nandjimadji art group is sponsored by Suncare. Walan Giiny (strong heart) is presented as part of a partnership between Suncare, First Peoples Disability Network and Synapse.

Image: Tracey Nicholson, Sunrise at the rock (detail), 2015, acrylic on canvas.

7th Nov 2015 10:00am-5:00pm
Every day, until 21st Feb 2016
kuril dhagun, level 1, State Library, Stanley Place, South Bank
More information:
kuril dhagun | kuril.dhagun@slq.qld.gov.au 3842 9061

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