STANDING ON SACRED GROUND
The UpFront Club 6:30pm - 10:00pm
Maleny, Queensland, 4552
A group of local artists from the hinterland region come together as a gathering of neighbors to share their stories, songs and dance, including a display of sculptures, jewelry artifacts and paintings, representing the coming together of cultural exchange. The display is sure to tantalize your senses for the arts and culture.
Join us to celebrate.
‘This year the theme highlights Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples’ strong spiritual and cultural connection to land and sea. The theme is an opportunity to pay respects to country; honour those who work tirelessly on preserving land, sea and culture and to share the stories of many sites of significance or sacred places with the nation.
As the oldest continuing culture on the planet, the living culture of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people is intrinsically linked with these sacred places. Sacred places can be geographic feature like a river or lake, a beach, bays, inlets, hills or a mountain ranges or ceremonial grounds, galleries of rock art or engravings or places used for gathering for cultural practices.’
Wauurunga one of our most respected elders, his wisdom and energy is evident in his works and stories.
Tim Miller has been taught by the traditional elders in the technique of X –ray painting, he paints the QUINKAN a spiritual protector & he will tell the story of the RAINBOW SNAKE DREAMING.
David Miller wishes to bridge the gap between the here and his ancestors, who are depicted by the dots and their traditional stories he shares with us.
Jaana Kanowski is an aspiring experimental artist, our youngest exhibitor, Jaana imbues her works with significance, by using symbolism and traditional meanings
OPENING : 6.30PM 9TH JULY BOOKING ESSENTAIL
BUSH TUCKER INFLUENCED MENU
Exhibition from 18June – 16 July.
Skye Leong for further information or pictures: 0438486666