Rejuvenating Spirit of the Land, 2019


by Jo Fay Duncan, Artist Curator Collaborator  

Frank Moran Memorial Hall Gallery
QUT-KG-Z11 Gona Parade, Kelvin Grove QLD Australia
Wednesday April 24 – Saturday April 27

2019 marks the end of sand mining on Minjerrbah (North Stradbroke Island).

A complex ecology of cultural, historical and environmental change is captured in this exhibition, inspired by audio recordings of Uncle Bob Anderson (Nughi elder and Quandamooka Traditional Owner). These along with still and projected imagery celebrate this momentous time in Queensland’s post colonial and environmental history.


Recurated from Islands of Innocence installation at North Stradbroke Island Museum on Minjerribah, this installation layers bird song, original composition and voice of Uncle Bob Anderson.

The multi layered meanings and values attributed to the island are illustrated by the many still images of maps and mappings by local indigenous peoples, government agencies, environmentalists, anthropologists, archaeologists, entomologists and ethnologists.

Referencing Oodgeroo Noonuccal’s poem Time is Running Out, the time is at hand.