Head to Mackay to celebrate Indigenous and non-Indigenous communities uniting for a weekend of sharing skills and knowledge alongside the opening of Jabu Birriny (land + sea) exhibition at Artspace Mackay.
Catch the exhibition, check out our site activations with artists, and take advantage of a range of professional development opportunities on offer.
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About Jabu Birriny (land + sea)
Jabu Birriny, meaning ‘land’ and ‘sea’, 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 the traditional Country of the Gunggandji people. It is a dynamic Aboriginal community surrounded by tropical native bushland and mountain ranges united by sandy coastlines and coral reefs. The exhibition features the works of Yarrabah Art Centre Precinct artists Philomena Yeatman, Michelle Yeatman, Valmai Pollard, Edna Ambrym, Ruben Ambrym, and independent artist Elverina Johnson.
The exhibition will tour mid 2019 – 2021 with a full suite of public programs, thanks to Arts Queensland via the Playing Queensland Fund.
Visit Artspace Mackay at the Civic Centre Precinct on Gordon Street, with parking available to the right of the venue. Contact Artspace Mackay for further information.