Member Profile : Jabu Birriny

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Jabu Birriny (land + sea) is an exhibition that celebrates the unique environment of Yarrabah and its importance to culture and people.

Located on the shore of Cape Grafton in Far North Queensland, Yarrabah is the traditional Country of the Gunggandji people. The original Jabu Birriny (land + sea) exhibition was co-curated by State Library of Queensland (SLQ) and Yarrabah Arts and Cultural Precinct (YACP), a branch of the Yarrabah Aboriginal Shire Council.

Jabu Birriny (land + sea) is the first Flying Arts touring exhibition to exclusively feature Indigenous art produced in remote Queensland. The exhibition will travel across a deeply contrasting range of regions and galleries in Queensland.

In each tour location the artworks and digital stories in the exhibition will be enriched with a suite of public programs, designed to empower regional venues to strengthen ties to their own Indigenous Elders and community locally, while also encouraging dialogue regionally with the broader mainstream community.

Features work by Philomena Yeatman, Michelle Yeatman, Valmai Pollard, Edna Ambryn, Ruben Ambryn, Elverina Johnson, Eric Orcher.

See Jabu Birriny at the Ramada Conference Room Gallery