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20 Years Strong
Today · 10am–5pm + 7 more events
Celebrate 20 years of Indigenous Knowledge Centres (IKC) in Queensland. 10 October 2022 - 11 June 2023 IKCs are a hub for community, providing a place to gather and participate in programs based on community interests including traditional knowledge, culture and languages. The first 7 IKCs opened in 2002, at Lockhart River, Aurukun, Erub, Mabauig, New Mapoon, Pormpuraaw and Wujal Wujal. Since then, a number of other centres have opened and now there are 26 across Queensland all created in partnership with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island Shire and Regional Councils. IKCs are place-based, and no two are the same, as they respond to the unique needs of their community and offer a whole cultural precinct wrapped up in one small building.
Meet the artists
Thu 15 Jun · 6–7:15pm
Hear their words, see their work In 2023, we invite you to engage with the James C. Sourris AM Collection of Artist Interviews, a series of in-depth and intimate video interviews where you will hear the words of Australia’s most acclaimed contemporary artists and see the work of selected artists. Featured artwork will include work from Vernon Ah Kee, Luke Roberts, Fiona Foley, Judith Wright, Leonard Brown, Anne Wallace, Sandra Selig and Eugene Carchesio. Hear stories of how complex and stunning art has been brought to life from the artists themselves in this unique cinematic experience. This is your chance to bring art to life and Meet the artists. Subscribe to our eNews to find out more.
Design finds: black gloves experience
Wed 14 Jun · 6–7:30pm + 1 more events
See First Nations collection items that influenced Brett Leavy’s virtual heritage time machine, Virtual Songlines, in an intimate experience at State Library. Join Brett and librarian Tania Schafer as they present significant items from the collection. About Brett Leavy Brett Leavy, director of Bilbie Virtual Labs, uses augmented and virtual realities to authentically represent First Nations cultural heritage landscapes. Brett descends from the Kooma people whose traditional country is bordered by St George in the east, Cunnamulla in the west, north by the town of Mitchell and south to the Queensland/New South Wales border. Brett creates software for visualizing heritage landscapes for PC, AR, and VR and contributes to conservation and environmental management using First Nations research methodologies. He works to apply environmental policy, community engagement, and enable First Nations people better manage their continuous connection to culture. This event is part of Asia Pacific Architecture Festival 2023.