New this week to the Gladstone Regional Art Gallery & Museum is Four Yarns: The Link Project.
Led by local artist, Katrina Elliott and facilitator, Melena McKeown, Four Yarns is a continuation of The Link Project that began in 2009 as a collaboration between older and younger generations of local Aboriginal & Torres Strait Island people.
In time for NAIDOC Week (2-9 July 2017), Four Yarns aims to instil the importance of sharing culture through oral history recordings. This year’s NAIDOC Week theme is ‘ Our Languages Matter’.
Featured within the exhibition are stories from well-known locals, Maureen Eggmolesse (Byellee), Ben Ghee (Torres Strait Islander), Richard Johnson (Gooreng Gooreng) and Immanuel Beezley (Kabi Kabi), in conversation with young people.
The exhibition includes photographic portraits and video footage, by Katrina Elliott, of the yarns, as well as a “learning wall”.
Four Yarns: The Link Project is on display at the Gallery & Museum until Saturday, 12 August 2017