Ceremonial attire for a woman of Celtic Norse descent living on Aboriginal land in Australia
#shamanicdrum #culturereclamation #deerspiritguide #shamantools #shamanicceremony #shawoman #seaeaglefeather #vikingcompass #clapsticks (a gift from Gordon of the Tiwi Islands and Cyril Campbell from Quandamooka, Australia) A performance piece funded by the International New Earth Institute of Collective Wellbeing.
Finding your spirit guide
Understanding what is a Spirit Guide and how to connect is discussed in this article Do I have a spirit guide? My sense is that we are all of spirit re-born into this physical form and this life time, and that we are at essence magical beings ourselves. We arrive with the bloodline of those […]
Blessings on Singing Up Spirit of the Land
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.
Singing Up Spirit of the Land, March 28 – May 9 2021
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 […]
Fresh Water on Minjerribah
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.
Canaipa Mudlines Residency 2019
Artists’ have worked in residence this past week at Turtle Swamp Wetlands, on Canaipa Island part of the 2019 Mudlines Residency. Studio gallery exhibition and poetry performance show-cased artworks and other musings generated through-out the year during onsite visits across the island to include locations at Rocky Point, Melomy’s wetland and littoral Shore south-east.
Spirit Man Walking Country Once More
https://youtu.be/McgpRFS_V_k 2019 is the year mining is set to end on Minjerribah (North Stradbroke Island), thanks to Native Title determinations of 2011. This portrait came about after two years of audio recording with Uncle Bob Anderson. The swirling spirit of the land is seen here behind and below Spirit Man as he replaces the footprints […]
Photo Essay; Line in the Mud, May 11 2019
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 […]
Singing Up Spirit of the Land + Healing Country
Singing Up Spirit of the Land and Healing Country on Minjerribah (North Stradbroke Island) is a 2019-21 initiative inspired by 24 months of audio recordings with Uncle Bob Anderson. Mining is set to end on Minjerribah, traditional home lands of the Quandamooka peoples in 2019 – a result of Native Title granted to the Quandamooka […]
Pen and Ink; Burnt Lands
Mudlines, Canaipa (Russell Island)