Saturday, July 05, 2014

Saturday, June 14, 2014

Conflict: Contemporary responses to war

UQ Art Museum St Lucia

10 May – 7 September 2014

Conflict: Contemporary responses to war reflects on the world altering events of September 11 2001, and explores art made around the theme of war in the years since. The exhibition takes a wide-ranging view, considering conflict on a global scale, and more localised struggles. It addresses, for instance, the historical conflicts that accompanied colonisation, and continue to affect present generations. Memorials and commemoration, and the machinery and technology of war are also examined.
Australian artists
Tony Albert (NSW), Khadim Ali (NSW/ Pakistan/ Afghanistan), Raymond Arnold (Tas), Richard Bell (Qld), Gordon Bennett (Qld), GW Bot (ACT), Daniel Boyd (NSW), Lyndell Brown & Charles Green (Vic), Michael Callaghan (NSW), Jon Cattapan (Vic), Dadang Christanto (NSW), eX de Medici (ACT), James Dodd (SA), Bonita Ely (NSW), Andrea Fisher (Qld), Fiona Foley (Qld), Ian Friend (Qld), George Gittoes (NSW/ Afghanistan), Shaun Gladwell (UK), Lucy Griggs (WA), Fiona Hall (SA), Claire Healy & Sean Cordeiro, (NSW/ Malaysia), Gordon Hookey (Qld), Fatima Killeen (ACT), Magda Matwiejew (Vic), Noel McKenna (NSW), Tom Nicholson (Vic), Brad Nunn (Qld), Raquel Ormella (NSW), Baden Pailthorpe (NSW), Ryan Presley (Qld), Ben Quilty (NSW), Caroline Rothwell (NSW), Joan Ross (NSW), Khaled Sabsabi (NSW), Alex Seton (NSW), Arryn Snowball (Qld/ Germany), Judy Watson (Qld), Guan Wei (NSW/ China), Diana Williams (Vic/ China), Jemima Wyman (Qld/ USA), John Young (Vic). 
International artists
Laurence Aberhart (NZ), Wangechi Mutu (USA), Santiago Sierra (Spain), Unknown artist/s (Afghanistan).
Curator: Samantha Littley

Thursday, June 12, 2014

Black History Month Brisbane

Black History Month is a Brisbane City Council program of events that celebrates Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island people's heritage, history and future. Come along to a range of events through July 2014 including music, dance, cultural talks, workshops and family fun days. Black History Month runs from 1 July until 31 July 2014. 

Sunday, June 01, 2014

Urgent Appeal to the Brisbane Community

Have you bought your tickets yet for Reclink’s Choral Sounds Event THIS THURSDAY?

Remember that Reclink needs our support! 

Recently, Reclink has lost Commonwealth funding which means that some of the 110 000 sport and recreation participation opportunities delivered by the Program across Australia could be in jeopardy.  

You can help by purchasing a ticket to this Thursday’s Queensland Choral Sounds event in celebration of Queensland Week.  

Tickets are only $15 (or $10 for Concession/Child) and the event will feature some wonderful performances by The Transformers, Queensland Choral Sounds (massed community choir) and The TenorsTickets available through OZTIX (

Reclink also has a limited number of free tickets available to member agencies for people they are supporting. If you are interested in obtaining some free tickets please contact Reclink QLD Office on 3036 4448.

So why not come along this Thursday 5 June at 6.30pm to the Southbank Piazza and support the wonderful work of Reclink whilst also celebrating our community.  

Just Dates: June

June is Bowel Cancer Awareness Month 

Anniversary of Mabo Decision (1992)

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Kurilpa Faces Exhibition 2014




Tony Robertson is a Brisbane photographer who has been working alongside First Peoples to document their lives, their politics and their stories in images. These images are presented to celebrate National Reconciliation Week 2014 and recognise those who have contributed to the life of our local community

Exhibition Viewing hours;

Avid Reader Bookstore

193 Boundary St, West End Qld 4101 
Monday-Friday 8.30am-8.30pm, Saturday 8.30am-6.00pm, Sunday 8.30am-5.00pm  Cafe - seven days 8.30am-4.00pm

Wandering Cooks
1 Fish Lane (cnr of Fish Lane & Cordelia St) South Brisbane

Monday-Friday 9.00am-5.00pm


Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Balkan Flood Appeals
I have Facebook friends like 
Samira Velic Tarasand Adrian Burragubba who have been keeping me updated on the devastation happening in the Balkans at the moment. Please be generous to appeals and requests.

From the ABC: More than a quarter of Bosnia-Herzegovina's residents have been affected by the floods and more than 40 people have died. More than 100,000 houses have been rendered unusable.

The floods have also hit Serbia and Croatia.

It is being described as the worst disaster for the region since the war of the early 1990s.

Beyond the lack of shelter, clean water and food, there is also the horrifying knowledge that thousands of landmines left over from the war may have been swept up in the floods.

An expert who has been tracking down the landmines says it is a new crisis for the region.  Donja Plaenica appeal