Jabu Birriny (land and sea) exhibition at kuril dhagun

On Friday SLQ launched its latest exhibition in kuril dhagun, Jabu Birriny (land and sea). The showcase highlights the unique location and lifestyle of Yarrabah through depictive print works, weaving and ceramics along side digital stories from the artists.

Sonja Carmichael, Aunty Philomena Yeatman, Finanin Richards and Elverina Johnson

Sonja Carmichael, Aunty Philomena Yeatman, Finanin Richards and Elverina Johnson


Yarrabah artists and the kuril dhagun team

Yarrabah artists and the kuril dhagun team

Exhibiting artists Elverina Johnson and Aunty Philomena Yeatman joined us along with Yarrabah Arts and Cultural Precinct representative Finanan Richards and Yarrabah councilors Colin Cedric and Uncle Ian Patterson.

Uncle Ian Patterson

We tuned into the Yarrabah Indigenous Knowledge Centre via Skype hearing a few words from their end as well as giving them a live view and tour of the exhibition.

Amanda Hayman and our Skype call to the Yarrabah IKC

Amanda Hayman and our Skype call to the Yarrabah IKC

It was pleasure to have Uncle Des Sandy welcome us to country; his thoughtful words inspired us as he invited an almost capacity crowd to send our positive energy to each other and those in need.

Uncle Des and Amanda

On Saturday we were privileged to have Aunty Phil and Elverina stay on and facilitate artist workshops. While the rain teemed down outside we were treated to an intimate tour followed by weaving and basket making.

Weaving with Aunty Phil

Palm frond bags with Elverina

Palm frond bags with Elverina

The exhibition is open daily 10am - 5pm until 4 March 2018.

You can access the digital stories and additional resources online at jabubirriny.slq.qld.gov.au



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What a great event, I wish I was here!Congratulation's to all who attended and facilitated the launch, it reminds me of what I'm missing in Yarrabah.My dad was born in Yarrabah and I have heaps of relations there including IKC worker, Pamela Mundraby. and Councillor Colin Cedric. I wish everyone great successes for the future at Kuril Dhagun and the Yarrabah Arts and Cultural Precinct, and look forward to catching up one day in the near future.

Hi Douglas,Thank you for reading our blog and taking the time to leave such kind words.We'd love to take you around the kuril dhagun spaces when you next come to visit SLQ!All the best from the KD team.

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