ON EXHIBITION @ the Centre Beaudesert

OCEANIA

14 SEPTEMBER  - 12 DECEMBER 2018

OPENING

Friday 14 September 2018, 6pm for 6.30pm

and MEET
THE
ARTISTS

On the Couch: In Conversation with Bronwyn Davies joined by artists and members of the Australian South Sea Islander community including guest speakers Jasmine Togo-Brisby, Louise Pfeffer and Janet Ambrose.

   

RSVP

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

WHERE

 

GALLERY
HOURS

The Centre Beaudesert, 82 Brisbane Street, Beaudesert 
ALL WELCOME

Tue-Fri 10am-4pm; Sat 10am-2pm. Closed public holidays.  Admission free

Exploring our place in the Pacific

AD WER: STORY OF THE STARS FROM EASTERN TORRES STRAIT

A body of linocut prints by Tommy Pau based on the constellations and the science of astronomy used by eastern Torres Strait Islanders. Torres Strait Islanders observed the stars to govern their cosmos; to navigate, to plan, to plant, to study symbiotic relationships of space and time. This tells them when to hunt, plant seasonal foods and perform timely annual ceremonies.

SCHOOLS : Download the Education Resource kit  here

This exhibition curated by Umbrella Studio is supported by the Queensland Government through Arts Queensland, and the Visual Arts and Craft Strategy, an initiative of the Australian, state and territory governments.
        

 

NEW WORKS - Jasmine Togo-Brisby

Wellington-based artist Jasmine Togo-Brisby is a fourth-generation Australian South Sea Islander with ancestral lineage to the islands of Ambae and Santo of Vanuatu.   Jasmine's research examines the historical practice of 'blackbirding', and the contemporary legacy that this practice has imparted on those who trace their roots to New Zealand and Australia through the slave-diaspora.
The exhibition of new works includes a series of ambrotypes on glass and tin.

CONVERSATIONS WITH SOUTH SEA ISLANDERS: a part of Australian History

South Sea Islanders are part of the Australian cultural landscape. Conversations are the treasured memories of complex oral histories, passed down through the generations. South Sea Islanders were brought to Queensland between 1863 to 1904.

These portraits by Janet Ambrose and conversations explore the human face of the South Sea Islander community, the removal from their homelands and life in a new land and of adaptation. The works commemorate of the Australian South Sea Islander’s resilience and in recognition of their distinct cultural identity.

PUBLIC PROGRAM

School holiday program:  dance, art and cooking workshops
Cultural talks
In Conversation 14 Sept 2018 6pm: On the Couch: In Conversation with Bronwyn Davies joined by artists and members of the Australian South Sea Islander community including guest speakers Marion Healy (Fatnowna) ASSI Elder, Jasmine Togo-Brisby and Janet Ambrose.  Free event.

 

World Movies will be programmed in line with themes of the Cultural Centres' exhibitions throughout 2018 presenting free screenings across both The Centre Beaudesert and Boonah Cultural Centre.

World Movies - Oceania: Tanna
Fri 9th Nov 6pm @ Boonah Cultural Centre
Sat 17th Nov 10am  @ The Centre Beaudesert