A few years ago I heard a teacher complain there weren’t enough Indigenous resources out there. I wrote a post on my education blog about how there are incredible amounts of resources out there and available for free, you just have to know where to look and take the time out to invest in building your knowledge.
My opinion on this stands.
On Friday night Annie & I headed into the State Library of Queensland to an event celebrating Indigenous languages. the Spoken: celebrating Queensland languages is a wonderful exhibition and series of accompanying public programs mostly free and many after work hours.
I’m fully aware of the privilege of living in Brisbane and how we have access to public programs from a number of incredible public institutions, including the State Library of Queensland, the Queensland Museum, the Queensland Art Gallery | Gallery of Modern Art, Museum of Brisbane, the university galleries and museum around SEQ.
Friday night reminded me that it’s important not to take the programs for granted. I’m grateful for the work and commitment our public institutions have to engaging with South East Queensland and Queensland communities through music, public lectures, panel discussions, performances, art, presentations, film and so much more.
Spoken runs from 21 November 2019 – 18 April 2020.