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Launch - Contemporary Songlines

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Official launch of Contemporary Songlines: Dhakkan/Mundagudda (Rainbow Serpent) and Maroochy (Black Swan) Project.

This year-long collaborative First Nations student/youth and women’s exhibition showcases our First Nations regional artists’ collective stories and culture.

Project creator, lead and cultural arts project curator, Aunty Jude Hammond (Gunggari/Kamilaroi), with support of Jaiva Davis (Gubbi Gubbi) First Nations cultural arts trainee for Project and Integrated Family and Youth Services (ifys), has worked with four schools across the region, Burnside, Caloundra, Maroochydore and Noosa District, and ifys Youth as well as First Nations Women's Art Group, to created their individual ceramic/metal Songline sculptures; sharing their connections to place, people and ancestors.

Live cultural performances.  Complimentary appetisers and refreshments provided.

This project is proudly supported by Queensland Government's Grow First Nations Arts Grant, Sunshine Coast Council Major Grants and Caloundra Regional Gallery with partners, Aunty Jude Hammond, Project Creator, Curator and Mentor to Jaiva Davis, Project and ifys First Nations Cultural Arts Trainee, Cooroy Butter Factory Art Centre, First Nations Women's Ceramic Group, North Coast Aboriginal Corp. for Community Health (NCACCH), and Integrated Family and Youth Services Youth (ifys). Also with Burnside, Caloundra, Maroochydore and Noosa District High Schools students and staff.

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