I have had the deep privilege of painting Gheebulum, Uncle Bob Anderson who is a Ngugi Aboriginal elder and traditional owner of the Quandamooka which is Moreton Bay and North Stradbroke Island, Australia. We have sat for many hours discussing amongst other things, how sand mining has been a big part of North Stradbroke Islands […]
Welcome to Country by Uncle Bob Anderson at the opening of Singing Up Spirit of the Land. Raymond Walker eldest grandson of Oodgeroo of the Tribe Noonuccal reads his grandmothers poem Glad Tomorrow, blessing song and Garinga da Gana. He shares the translation. Film and editing by Paul Bishop.
Distinguished Ngugi elder and Quandamooka Traditional Owner Uncle Bob Anderson (Dr. Robert Anderson OAM) is the focus of art exhibition Singing Up Spirit of the Land. Contemporary digital and painted portrait work capture not just likeness of the elder, but spiritual meaning behind sand minings end on Minjerribah, North Stradbroke Island in 2019, a result […]
SIMO (Stradbroke Island Management Organisation) has compiled this resource concerning Minjerribah’s aquifer an ongoing issue, with over 60% of the mainland Redland city fresh water coming from the island. Aside from it’s cultural significance it is only refreshed by way of rain water which is of particular concern during extended periods of draught.
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 […]
Mudlines, Canaipa (Russell Island)
Two Island Tribute exhibition was staged at the Frank Moran Gallery July 17-22, 2017. An event celebration was held Friday July 21, 6pm. Visiting exhibition participants/collaborators/patrons were welcomed, watered and fed. They conversed, listened, were entertained, educated, enthralled and activated. Women, children, elders, young people and men were present. All basic criteria of a micro […]