Minjerribah’s (North Stradbroke Island) beautiful plant life is an intricate part of Quandamooka knowledge systems. In Gadal Gajal Bujongja Quandamookajen* (Bushes and Leaves: Flora from Quandamooka Mother Earth), Salt Water Murris Quandamooka Inc artists pay respect to the significance and spirit of the flora of Bujongja Quandamooka. At the heart of the relationship between Quandamooka people and the flora of Minjerribah is the connection of current generations to old people Country, customs, laws, traditions and stories handed down by ancestors. Salt Water Murris Quandamooka Inc is an Aboriginal contemporary visual arts and craft centre located on Minjerribah and represents the traditional custodians of Quandamooka Country (Moreton Bay); the Noonuccal, Ngugi and Gorenpul clans.
*Gadal Gajal Bujongja Quandamookajen is pronounced Gad-al ga-jal-jin bujong-ja
Gadal Gajal Bujongja Quandamookajen has been curated by Salt Water Murris Quandamooka with support from Redland Art Gallery.
An exhibition held in conjunction with National Reconciliation Week 2018.
SATURDAY 26 MAY –
TUESDAY 10 JULY 2018
Floor Talk and Light Lunch:
11am Saturday 26 May 2018
Image: Shara Delaney, Colours of Quandamooka Country 2017, synthetic polymer paint on canvas. Courtesy of the artist and Salt Water Murris Quandamooka Inc.