EXHIBITIONS @ the Centre Beaudesert

OCEANIA

OUR PLACE IN THE PACIFIC

14 SEPTEMBER  - 12 DECEMBER 2018

OPENING

Friday 14 September 2018, 6pm for 6.30pm

and MEET

THE ARTISTS

On the Couch: Meet the artists and members of the Kitchen and Kin: recipe stories from Australian South Sea Islanders including guest speakers Marion Healy (Fatnowna) ASSI Elder, Janet Ambrose and Terri Lethlean.

   

RSVP

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

WHERE

The Centre Beaudesert, 82 Brisbane Street, Beaudesert

ALL WELCOME

Exploring culture and arts of the region and our place in this region. Cultures include: Papua New Guinea, New Zealand, Fiji, Solomon Is, Vanuatu, New Caledonia, Samoa, Guam, Tonga, Federated States of Micronesia, Marshall Is. Palau, Cook Is, Nauru, Norfolk Is.

AD WER: STORY OF THE STARS FROM EASTERN TORRES STRAIT

A body of linocut print artworks 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.
Ad Wer is a touring exhibition curated by Umbrella Studio Contemporary Arts.

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.

KITCHEN AND KIN

Recipe stories of the Australian South Sea Islanders of Mackay. Food recipes holds many stories of histories, people, time and place. Artist Janet Ambrose has developed  portraits  which are accompanied by recipes, stories and text in commemoration of the Australian South Sea Islander’s resilience and in recognition of their distinct cultural identity.

 

PUBLIC PROGRAM

School holiday dance, art and cooking workshops
Cultural talks
In Conversation: On the Couch with the artists and members of the Kitchen and Kin: recipe stories from Australian South Sea Islanders including guest speakers ASSI Elder, Marion Healy (Fatnowna), Janet Ambrose and Terri Lethlean.

 

FEB- NOV Cultural Weaving Gatherings & Yarning Circle Monthly on the last Saturday  of the month 10.30am-1.30pm

World Movies will be programmed in line with themes of the Cultural Centres' exhibitions throughout 2018 and screened across both The Centre Beaudesert and Boonah Cultural Centre.
World Movies: Oceania
Fri 9th Nov 6pm @ Boonah Cultural Centre
Sat 17th July 10am  @ The Centre Beaudesert