The art and culture of the Scenic Rim’s indigenous people will be the focus of Murri Arts @ The Centre this Friday and Saturday, May 4-5.
The free event will run from 10am to 4pm at The Centre in Beaudesert.
Murri Arts features activities, exhibitions, bush food cooking demonstrations and performances, ideal for young and old.
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MURRI ARTS HIGHLIGHTS
Friday May 4, The Centre, Brisbane Street Beaudesert
Tickets $35/person and include a two-course dinner catered by Jymbilung House
See performances by one of Australia’s leading didgeridoo players William Barton, Mununjali man and musician David Page and the incredible Jaran Dancers. MC is Jarred Fogarty.
Buy tickets here until Thursday 5pm, or from The Centre Box Office.
The Rim Community Arts Project
The Rim is an arts and ecology community-based project that celebrates the Scenic Rim’s incredible landscapes through painting and poetry.
Come along and contribute to this community art piece, which has been developed over a series of community workshops.
Entry is free and no booking is required.
Grandmothers’ Stories is a community storytelling project facilitated by Marita Tomlinson. The project allows people to share stories of important women and moments in their lives.
Lorrain Iselein and Joan Quick will share their stories. They share a friendship which spans more than 50 years. Growing up in Beaudesert, their lives have crossed paths in different ways … on shared outings and through local community groups.
Lorrain is a Mununjali elder and was raised as part of the strong local indigenous community.
So when Joan discovered later in life that her grandmother had indigenous heritage, Lorrain helped her friend discover more about her ancestry.
Jingi Wahlu Photo Exhibition
This photographic exhibition by Marisol Da Silva features Beaudesert residents sharing their experiences of health and wellbeing through images, conversations and stories.
Black Screen Film Screenings
Short Films from the National Film & Sound Archive will screen during Friday and Saturday.
The films include Jandamarra, Tales from the Daly, Minnie Loves Junior, Bollywood Dreaming, Who Paintin’ dis Wandjina? Jolngu Guya Djamamirr and Storytime.
Screenings are on at 10am, noon and 2pm on Friday and Saturday at The Centre Beaudesert.
Entry is free, no bookings required.
Indigenous Culture Workshop
Graeme Blanco, who has been performing traditional dance for over 25 years, will talk about cultural heritage, look at significant artefacts and provide an introduction to important cultural traditions. He is Jaran’s Artistic Director and a Mununjali descendant.
2pm, Friday The Centre Beaudesert. No bookings required.
Launch of the Drumley Walk
The Drumley Walk is a series of easy walks to honour Aboriginal Elders of yesteryear, for their resilience and courage to keep living on their traditional lands.
Beaudesert – Saturday May 5
Mount Tamborine – Sunday May 6
Southport – Monday May 7
Elders Morning Tea
Join local elders for morning tea at The Centre Beaudesert from 10am to 11.30am.
Free, no booking required.
Tukka Celebrity Chef Cooking Demonstrations
Join Tukka Restaurant’s head chef Bryant Wells for demonstrations in how to cook native foods and even how to grow them in your back yard.
Bryant will cook Tasmanian Pepper berry smoked kangaroo on a BBQ and serve it with some locally-farmed fresh water yabbies.
Demonstrations are at 1pm and 2.30pm and are free. No booking required.
For full details about Murri Arts and the Open Studios of the Scenic Rim visit www.liveatthecentre.com.au