EXHIBITIONS @ the Centre Beaudesert

 

THE COMMONWEALTH

THE STORIES, COLLECTIONS AND ART FROM AUSTRALIANS FROM AROUND THE COMMONWEALTH WHO LIVE IN THE SCENIC RIM.

3 April - 13 June 2018 

 

   OPENING

Friday 6 April 2018, 6pm for 6.30pm

and MEET

On the Couch: In conversation with Jacques van der Merwe,

THE ARTISTS

Sabrina Lauristo

RSVP

5540 5050 | thecentre@scenicrim.qld.gov.au

WHERE

The Centre Beaudesert, 82 Brisbane Street, Beaudesert

ALL WELCOME

Who are we and where have we come from.  As part of Councils Fires on Top of Mountains Cultural Program during the Commonwealth Games on the Gold Coast, The CommonWealth exhibition sets out to unravel our shared CommonWealth experiences and understandings.

What is the CommonWealth?
Comprised of the roots common, meaning "belonging to all," and wealth, meaning "happiness or riches," the word commonwealth refers to a political community founded for the common good.The Commonwealth of Nations—formerly the British Commonwealth—is a voluntary association or confederation of 52 independent sovereign states, most of which were once part of the British Empire.

NEW ARRIVALS- Jacques van der Merwe

Jacques and his family moved to Australia early in 2008, leaving South Africa because of crime and diminishing opportunities. Although the process was worthwhile, Jacques was surprised by the complexity of the physical and emotional processes of migration. New Arrivals showcases selected large scale painted portraits of people from across the Commonwealth and their stories of moving to and living in Australia  today.

 

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FOREIGN LAND- Sabrina Lauriston

A photographic exhibition accompanied by stories and interviews charting the personal stories of  migrants who arrived in Australia between 1949 – 2012

The exhibition reflects the reality of migration – of the successes and happiness, the homesickness and loneliness, and takes the viewer on an emotional journey. Foreign Land is an exhibition that all communities can relate to, as it celebrates modern Australia and explores our commonwealth heritage, multiculturalism and its place in Australian communities.
Satellite display of selected works from Foreign Land at Boonah Cultural Centre

Foreign Land project has been founded by RADF partnership between the Queensland Government and Bundaberg Regional Council.

 


 


 

     

MY COMMONWEALTH EXPERIENCE-Have you moved to Scenic Rim from a Commonwealth country? 

Share your own story of relocating to a new country and be involved in the CommonWealth exhibition.
We are seeking stories as well as photographs or objects that can accompany your story.  These objects could be cultural items of significance , travel memorabilia, journey photographs etc. .  Due to personal circumstances or sharing of difficult stories, your involvement can also be anonymous.
If you are interested, submit your full contact details, story and photos of proposed supporting items via email to  irene.g@scenicrim.qld.gov.au  or mail to Cultural Services, Scenic Rim Regional Council, PO Box 25 Beaudesert Qld 4285 by 16 February 2018.