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What's On Around Brisbane during Clancestry 2020

While we can't gather in large numbers at QPAC – like our mob always loves to do – we can still come together in the digital world and smaller numbers to celebrate the deadliness of our culture and the need to care and celebrate this country, especially at this time. Please see below the other events that are happening around Brisbane this year during Clancestry:

Meeanjin Online
Friday, 27 November 2020 
9am to 9pm via Facebook and YouTube

Meeanjin Online is a unique event showcasing First Nations’ culture, creativity and diversity, providing audiences an opportunity to listen and learn from the oldest living culture in the world.

Mini Meeanjin

Wednesday, 25 November 2020
12pm to 1pm
Queen Street Mall

Meeanjin is a festival-style market hosted by the South East Queensland Indigenous Chamber of Commerce (SEQICC) held biannually at Reddacliff Place, Brisbane City.  The festival is a celebration of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander arts, crafts, food, music and culture. Come down and sample the many market delights offered by Mini Meeanjin on the Queen Street Mall.

State Library Queensland NAIDOC Conversation 
A panel of next generation First Nations changemakers will discuss the 2020 NAIDOC Week theme: Always Was, Always Will Be at SLQ.

Brisbane Writers Festival
First Nations online program – Tiddas Digital story, SPARKS Digital story.

Room for Dreaming – Brisbane Writers Festival

BWF in partnership with Blaklash Creative presents "Room for Dreaming: First Nations Storytellers". Room for Dreaming is a week long online festival showcasing creativity, connection and dreaming.

Coinciding with NAIDOC Week 2020 (Nov 9-15), it reflects this year’s theme “Always was, Always will be” by celebrating the oldest continuing and evolving cultures on the planet and recognises that our sovereignty was never ceded.

Birrunga Gallery

NAIDOC 2020 | Art Exhibition - 9 to 30 November 2020
21 Artworks. 9 Stories. 3 Artists. Featuring new dynamic artworks by Birrunga Wiradyuri, Kane Brunjes, and introducing Stevie O’Chin.

NAIDOC 2020 | First Nations Artisan Markets - 14 November, 8am to 2pm
Second Saturday of every month: showcasing a variety of local, unique makers, crafters & designers.


Unfinished Business – The Art of Gordon Bennett
7 Nov 2020 to 21 Mar 2021
GOMA | Gallery 3.3 & 3.4 Marica Sourris & James C. Sourris AM Galleries | Free

Unfinished Business: The Art of Gordon Bennett is the first large-scale exhibition of Bennett’s oeuvre since 2007. The exhibition showcases Bennett’s key series in depth, his most important and admired works, and includes many works which have rarely if ever been exhibited.

Museum of Brisbane

Artist-in-residence: Tori-Jay Mordey

Drawing on both her Torres Strait Islander and English heritage, Tori-Jay Mordey’s contemporary illustrations explore themes of family and self-identity through detailed and immersive portraiture. Tori-Jay Mordey continues to explore her themes of identity when she takes over the Adelaide St Pavilion as artist-in-residence. Explore the artist’s process first-hand and observe the artist create new artworks within our open studio.

Gathering Program - Sue Ray

Wednesday, 18 November 2020
12pm to 1pm
Queen Street Mall

Sue Ray is an Australian Indigenous multi-award winning singer/songwriter that captivates audiences with her original brand of country/blues and roots music, smokey rich voice and high energy performances. Come on down and listen to the country and blues inspired tunes of Sue Ray at the Queen Street Mall.

Bleach Festival
Join some of Queensland's emerging First Nations playwrights who have shaped, moved, nurtured and seared their words into life over the past year as part of SPARKS – a program delivered by Playlab Theatre and QPAC dedicated to supporting new ideas, new stories and new voices of First Nations creators. Our stories, our ways. Featuring Shadows in a Dress by Hannah Belanzsky.

First Light Last Light – Bleach Festival

Morning Star and Evening Star – Bleach Festival

Gathering – Bleach Festival

DABILBUNG (brokenwater) by Libby Harward – Bleach Festival

Dreamtime Travellers – Bleach Festival

DNA – Bleach Festival

In Conversation with.. (14 Nov Aunty Mary Browning, 15 Nov Kevin O’Brien)  Bleach Festival

To find out more about what is happening for Clancestry 2020 follow our Facebook page here

QPAC First Nations

Acknowledgement of Traditional Custodians

We pay our respects to the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander ancestors of this land, their spirits and their legacy. The foundations laid by these ancestors – our First Nations Peoples – gives strength, inspiration and courage to current and future generations, both Indigenous and non-Indigenous, towards creating a better Queensland.