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Archive for July 2012

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Virginia Rigney blogs from LA

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M&GSQ’s 2012 Mentorship, Exchange and Fellowship Program is funded by Arts Queensland through the Regional Arts Development Fund (RADF). RADF is a joint Queensland Government and Local Government partnership to support local arts and culture.

See the M&GSQ website, www.magsq.com.au for an announcement about the recipients of the 2012 Mentorship, Exchange and Fellowship Program.

I travelled to Cherbourg on the second week of the school holidays to begin my exchange with Robyn Hofmeyr.  It was a preliminary visit and coincided with the opening of the Cherbourg Timeline and the Cherbourg community NAIDOC celebrations. Read the rest of this entry »

“Leaving on this trip feels a bit like being in this art work by James Turrell.”

You can follow Virginia Rigney’s blog from her M&GSQ International Fellowship, go to http://gccurator.tumblr.com/

M&GSQ’s 2012 Mentorship, Exchange and Fellowship Program is funded by Arts Queensland through the Regional Arts Development Fund (RADF). RADF is a joint Queensland Government and Local Government partnership to support local arts and culture.

See the M&GSQ website, www.magsq.com.au for an announcement about the recipients of the 2012 Mentorship, Exchange and Fellowship Program.

On July 6, Ann Baillie and Deannah Vieth were privileged to attend the opening of Mil Binnung at kuril dhagun, State Library of Queensland and hear Uncle Bob Anderson talk about his life and the exhibition which captures some of his stories.

The exhibition, Mil Binnung, which translates as ‘Observe Listen’, and explores the cultural identity of the Ngugi people of Mulgumpin, the Indigenous name for Moreton Island, through the eyes of Dr Robert V. Anderson OAM … Uncle Bob.

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Camille Serisier, Curatorial and Collections Officer for the Griffith University Art Collection, is currently visiting the Smithsonian American Art Museum in Washington D.C. as a Smithsonian Short Term Visiting Scholar. Camille is investigating open collection strategies utilised by the museum, particularly at the Luce Foundation Center and Lunder Conservation Center. http://www.americanart.si.edu/visit/about/architecture/luce/

Week One: This week has been overwhelming, surprising and amazing. All the museums are bigger than I imagined. And they are incredibly well resourced. The Luce Foundation Center houses thousands of objects from the Smithsonian American Art Museum’s permanent collection in visible storage. Objects are offered to viewers in custom built display cases that merge the needs of conservation and object visibility. Pneumatic drawers are an impressive feature of the visible collection storage. These open with the push of a button, revealing a range of delicate 18th-20th-Century miniatures painted in watercolour on ivory.

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On July 2, 2012 NAIDOC celebrations at Cherbourg featured the opening of the Timeline exhibition at the Ration Shed Museum. Invited guests who travelled from Brisbane and the South Burnett mingled with the elders, artists and the Moo Roo youth group who made everyone welcome. The cold but beautifully sunny day was another triumph of reconciliation for the museum who won the Queensland Premier’s Reconciliation Award in 2011. The Timeline exhibition is the latest interpretive feature of the museum and aims to provide an historical  context for visitors who also experience guided tours from the elders and view stories of life on the settlement on the many films created by Sandra Morgan and Robyn Hofmeyer. Produced by the Ration  Shed Museum and designed by Peter Trail, the timeline display traces the history of Cherbourg from the Barambah reserve created in 1901 to the resilient town of today. The casual visitor can use the headline stream of the timeline for an overview from Pre 1788, Invasion and Annihilation 1788-1800s, Dispossession 1880-1890s, Protection early 1900s, Segregation 1910s, Consolidation 1920s, Domination 1930s, Assimilation 1940s, Integration 1960s, Self- Determination 1970s & 1980s, Reconciliation 1990s and beyond. For those seeking a deeper understanding of life under the ACT, the body of the timeline and the dateline section provide rich research and historical photographs sourced from AITSIS – Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies, Cherbourg Aboriginal Shire Council, Department of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander and Multicultural Affairs, Fryer Library, University of Queensland, Museum of Brisbane, National Library of Australia, Queensland Museum, Queensland State Archives, Queensland University of Technology, Radio Us Mob, Cherbourg and the State Library of Queensland. For more information visit the museum’s website http://rationshed.com.au/


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