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As part of QPAC’s First Nations programming, Seedlings provides creative development opportunities to artists and creatives of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander (ATSI) heritage. Consisting of four strands, Sparks (writing), Footprints (dance), Blakbeats (Music) and New Works, the program has so far brought together 17 artists to explore, seed new ideas and challenge forms of expressions.
Each session of creative development commences with a deep dive into the artists’ cultural backgrounds through SLQ’s research service. These instigated conversations on how culture informs creative practices.
Seedlings is about the artist and their practice; how and why they create and the coming together of First Nations people in a culturally safe place where their voices can be nurtured, shared and heard.
Main Image Credit: LaVonne BoBongie Photography
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. Queensland Government’s RAP Acknowledgment of Country