Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Research Trip to Brisbane

The local art group from Erub Erwer Meta here on Darnley is doing a project in partner with the SLQ, Body Ornamentation. Kapua Gutchen, Florence Gutchen, Myself and Lynnette Griffith went down to Brisbane on the 8th to the 12th of March 2010 and did one week of research and going through old photos and book...

Monday 8
It was a very long for Myself, Florence and Kapua we left Darnley on the 8:40 westwing to Horn Island but didn't make the connection down to Brisbane until 5:00pm that afternoon arriving in Brisbane 7:00pm that night. Checked in at the George William Motel and arrange to meet in front of the Casino at 9.40 am Tuesday.

Tuesday 9
We walked over to the SLQ and went straight to meet Simon Farley (Manager client Services- Heritage Collection) He brought out the photos and books for us to do our research. Tom Mosby brought out some other resources and Uncle Thomas Sebasio came and joined us.
Lynn showed us the Catalogue system explaining what is in the collection, I also did one on one training with her later that day.

Wednesday 10
10.00am We met with Barbara Pisticelli, Michael Quinnell, Imelda Miller (curator TSI and Pacfic) and Uncle Thomas Sebasio (reference group)-Imelda also introduced us to the rest of the indigenous section of the Museum.
Kapua went with Uncle Thomas to see some ancestral remain.
Michael and Imelda showed us the museum's photo collection and the collection that was on display.

Thursday 11
Lynnette and Myself had a tour with Michael from the Edge.

After lunch we visited Centred Art, Rene Diggs and Andrew Baker Gallery.

Friday 12
We visited UAP foundry- An amazing experience to understand the process from design to cast piece and mould making. Clay forms at present are too compilcated for sand casting, this creates a difficulty between form and integrity

We also visited Susan O'Connelly's Gallery.

Wednesday, September 10, 2008


wikipedia entry

IKC Administrators Workshop

The Indigenious Library Services from State Library of Queensland a training us


The Cairns ILS team have a blog at ILSCAIRNS.BLOGSPOT.COM

Cairns Training

The training in Cairns was very lovely.

But the training was not enough for 1 week, hopefully for next training it will be for 2 weeks. I really enjoy staying in Cairns at the Cairns Colonial Club Resort.

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Darnley Island

Maiem!! Greetings from Erub Darnley Island a beautiful paradise in the East.
Darnley is situated in the Top Eastern part of the Torres Strait. It's population is about 400 people.

We the Erubians a so blessed to live on this island, it is a volcanic island with very rich vegetation soil and it is surrounded by beautiful coral reefs and the other inhabited island in the Torres Straits. We have two stores on the island our main store is the IBIS and the other one is the Convinence Store. We have a council office which the library shares a space, theres also other services in the community such as Police, Customs, AQIS, Bracs, Immigration and Sports and Recreation. We have a primary school and a Arts and Cultral Centre Building at the school. The accomodations avalible on the island is the Norahs Ark Guest House and the councils Five star dongas and winsok dongas.

The Indigenous Knowledge Centre (IKC) was opened at the school on the 11th of October 2002 before moving down to the council office on the 6th of July 2007.

We have a range of book stock from Reference books, Adult fiction and non-fiction books, Junior fiction and non-fiction books, Picture and Board books, Cd's, DVD's, Videos, Talking books and Comic books. We have internet access at our public computer and a kareoke machine.

The IKC is not only a place where you go and
do quiet reading but it is a place where you go to get or find informations that you need and also a place where you can interact with other people in the community as well.