Murri-Ailan Way is a showcase celebrating Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture, talent and community at QUT. Celebrations will be taking place on each campus from the 5-7 August, find out what's happening near you below.
Tuesday 5 August: Caboolture, J Block Room J115: 5 - 6 pm
- Indigenous Education 'one size does not fit all' - the QUT Caboolture Campus and Oodgeroo Unit are hosting this event with guest speakers including Indigenous Alumni, Academics, Staff and Community Members who all have a story to share about their own experiences of education both personally and professionally. Enjoy sharing the trials, tribulations and accomplishments of our speakers while they share with you the lessons they learned along the way.
Wednesday 6 August: Kelvin Grove, A Block Concourse: 10am - 2pm and level 4 KG Library: 10:45am - 12:30pm
- QUT Library Celebreates BlackWords (This event is part of QUT's Murri-Ailan Way and celebrates Indigenous writing through Blackwords (AustLit, the resource for Australian literature). Join us for morning tea and a chat with 2013 David Unaipon Award winner, Ellen van Neerven; QUT Lecturer in Publishing and Literary Studies, Dr Sandra Phillips; and Creative Industries/Education Liaison Librarian, Sheryl Clarke-Holmes as we explore Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander writers and their stories through the Blackwords digital resource. You'll also have a chance to WIN a copy of the award-winning Mullumbimby, by Melissa Lucashenko. 10:45 am - 12:30 pm, Level 4 (Curriculum Collection area), KG Library
- Chris Tamwoy - Chris is of Torres Strait Islander descent from the Badu, Boigu and Darnley Islands, and lists music as his biggest passion. Find out more about Chris on his facebook page and check out his TEDx appearance.
- Healthy Yarns - QUT's Faculty of Health is hosting Healthy Yarns, a combination of indigenous culture and information about indigenous health and health careers. Information stalls from Indigenous Allied Health Australia, the Institute for Urban Indigenous Health, ANTaR, Reconciliation QLD Inc, AIME and Indigenous Student Games BBQ will be present on the day and bush tucker demonstrations will be taking place as well.
Thursday 7 August: Gardens Point, Gardens Theatre Foyer, X Block: 12 - 2pm, and QUT Art Museum, U Block: 6pm
- Robbie Miller (QUT alumni and Triple J Unearthed winner), Keriba Mabaigal (Torres Strait Islander Dancers) and Yullubarribah (Aboriginal Dancers) - register here
Nb. Registration is essential for Thursday events due to limited space
- Vernon Ah Kee in conversation with Dr Odette Best - born in Innisfail, Queensland in 1967, Vernon Ah Kee is a member of the Kuku Yalandji, Waanji, Yidinji and Gugu Yimithirr peoples. He completed a Doctorate of Visual Arts (Fine Art) at Queensland College of Art in 2007. In 2009, Ah Kee represented Australia at the Venice Biennale in the group exhibition Once Removed. Ah Kee's work borninthisskin 2008, is currently on display as part of the exhibition Agenda. Informed by war and propaganda posters, and advertising imagery, Ah Kee began making text-based works using the direct communication of text and language, while playing with kerning and positioning to create abstract shapes. Ah Kee states, "Text is immediate. If there's something you want to say - write it," (borninthisskin, 2009). 6pm, QUT Art Museum, U Block, GP - register here
Murri-Ailan Way - a showcase celebrating Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture, talent and community at QUT