As a child in the early 70s, I found poetry anthology My People by Kath Walker in my school library. First publishing in 1964 she was Australia’s first published Aboriginal poet.
A gathering of people organised by South East Queensland Birders at Toondah Harbour, Nandeebie (Cleveland, Queensland Australia) to recognise the site as a RAMSAR protected wetland in the face of massive shoreline development.
This along with the Toondah Harbour redevelopment plan is profiled in the ABC Four Corners Documentary Extinction Nation, which is reported by Stephanie March, went to air on Monday 24th June at 8.30pm. And replayed on Tuesday 25th June at 1.00pm and Wednesday 26th at 11.20pm. It can also be seen on ABC NEWS channel on Saturday at 8.10pm AEST, ABC iview and at abc.net.au/4corners.
Photo essay by Jo Fay Duncan
Mudlines, Canaipa (Russell Island)
Creative Democracy Homelessness saw the streets of Brisbane become the site for connection and creative production for artist Jo Fay Duncan and photographer and indigenous woman Jo Driessens with Brisbane’s homeless in 2004. The three-month project used outdoor projection and a public relations campaign to engage the citizens of Brisbane to find solutions to the issue of homelessness in Brisbane. Projection sites included King George Square Commonwealth Bank building, Griffith University South-Bank and QLD Performing Arts Complex and QUT Creative Precinct. projection photo by Jo-Anne Driessens.
Low resolution files and high winds are crucial ingredients of images below which explore the exquisite pleasures of youth, the senses and nature elements.
As part of the Quandamooka Festival, we’re hosting two beach clean ups and you are invited.
Where: South Gorge
When: 8am Saturday, July 29 before YURA YALINGBILA (Welcome the Whales)
Where: Main Beach
When: Tuesday, September 26, 8am to 12:30pm
Meet at the Causeway entrance to Main Beach, at the end of Alfred Martin Way. Vehicles with beach permit welcome and transport also provided to multiple clean-up locations from southern end of Main Beach, all the way to Jumpinpin. Or just walk down from your camp site.
What to bring: Appropriate footwear, sun protection, water and a great attitude!
Wild Life Stories, was a fun creative way of learning caring for Country through photography and filming. Josephine Ellis and Barry Brown facilitated three photography workshops with Grade 6 at Dunwich Primary in April and May 2013.
We went outside (in the school grounds) and immersed ourselves in what was around us, and we found some interesting animals and plants to photograph. Then we went back to the classroom to learn to edit the beautiful photos that the students took.