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Jabu Birriny [Land + Sea]
Foyer Gallery, Artspace Mackay
23 October to 17 January
Jabu (land) Birriny (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 with a dynamic Aboriginal community surrounded by tropical native bushland and mountain ranges united by sandy coastlines and coral reefs. The exhibition brings together stories rich in lineal, past and recent histories through vibrant prints, intricately woven vessels and textured ceramics that embody the land and sea. Presented by Flying Arts, the exhibition has been co-curated by State Library of Queensland with Yarrabah Arts and Cultural Precinct.
IMAGE: Edna AMBRYM Mayi bugaam – sea (detail) 2017, etching on paper, 40 x 40 cm. Photo: Mick Richards Photography. Image courtesy Yarrabah Arts and Cultural Precinct