BEMAC & Saltwater Murris Quandamooka Art Gallery Present: Quandamooka Songlines Dreaming Exhibition
01 Jul - 29 Jul 2016 | Friday 9:00pm to 4:00pm
“Our art is important to us because it allows us to give our true spirit into something we create out of something Mother Earth (Bujong Djara) has given us and continue our role as storytellers.”
Our people tell stories and pass on important cultural knowledge through our art. Our people create with the natural elements of shells and sand from the foreshores; they collect water, wood, plant fibres or native plants from the bush, creeks, lakes and swamps.
Through these acts of creations, our culture continues to live today.
Through our art, all the ancestors that lived on Quandamooka from the beginning of time, through our bloodlines, still exist, as long as we have the art.
The Quandamooka Peoples have lived on Minjerribah (now known as North Stradbroke Island) for a very long time. Scientists say at least 25 000 years, however we say longer.
There are three clans that comprise the Peoples of the Quandamooka. They are the Nughi of Moorgumpin (now known as Moreton Island) and the Nunukul and Gorenpul of Minjerribah.
We hold our heads high as Traditional Owners with strong identity and culture.
We are the Quandamooka People. We are the people of the sand and the water.
|Dates:||Friday 1 July - Friday 29 July|
|Time:||9:00pm to 4:00pm|
|Address:||102 Main St Kangaroo Point|