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Brisbane Writers Festival

Celebrate the written word at this year’s Brisbane Writers Festival, 5-8 September. Hosted by the State Library of Queensland, the Queensland Art Gallery & Gallery of Modern Art (QAGOMA), and various public libraries around Brisbane, the BWF features an impressive program of panel discussions, workshops, performances, and meet-the-writer sessions.…

NAIDOC Week 2019: Voice. Treaty. Truth.

Sunday July 7th marks the beginning of NAIDOC Week, an annual week of nation-wide events and activities celebrating the history, culture, and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. NAIDOC Week takes its name from the National Aborigines and Islanders Day Observance Committee, formed in the 1990s…

Save the date!

QUT Vintage Book Sale for the Indigenous Literacy Foundation 17 October, 12pm–3pm, Gardens Theatre Foyer, Gardens Point campus. Hundreds of beautiful books will be available for purchase. All proceeds from the event will go to the Indigenous Literacy Foundation, to help provide books and literacy programs to remote…

NAIDOC Week – Our Languages Matter

NAIDOC Week runs from the 2-9 July and celebrates the rich history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples in Australia. This year’s theme is ‘Our Languages Matter’ and hopes to emphasise the vital role Indigenous language plays in the cultural identity, spirituality for Indigenous…

Hermannsburg Pottery Display

QUT Library has been honoured to display some of the beautiful Hermannsburg Pottery at Kelvin Grove Library. Hermannsburg Pottery is a unique collection produced by some of Australia’s most significant Indigenous artists. These pieces of art are from the western Arrernte community which is located west of Alice…

Our Dreaming: Animating Country

QUT Library is lucky enough to be hosting the Our Dreaming: Animating Country exhibition. It is currently on display at Kelvin Grove Library on Level 4, within the Curriculum Collection, until the end of March. Our Dreaming: Animating country allows you to experience the colourful culture and history…

Reconciliation Week in the Library

Before you get too caught up with end of semester exams and assessment, take some time this week to join in awareness raising activities as part of National Reconciliation Week at QUT. National Reconciliation Week commemorates both the successful 1967 referendum and the High Court Mabo decision in…

NAIDOC Week

July 6th is the start of NAIDOC Week, a time to celebrate Indigenous arts and culture. This year’s theme is Serving Country: Centenary & Beyond. Events include art exhibitions, award ceremonies, family fun days and more! The full event schedule is available on the NAIDOC website. QUT will hold a special…

QUT celebrates National Reconciliation Week, 2014

In May we commemorate National Sorry Day and National Reconciliation Week. In recognition of these two important events, Kelvin Grove Library will be screening a curated collection of TEDx talks presented by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander speakers and performers. Everyone is welcome! Bring your lunch and settle into a…

Expanding the ANZAC story

While we take a moment on ANZAC Day to remember those who sacrificed for their country, let’s make sure we don’t forget ALL those who contributed. Why not complement the more traditional ceremonies by learning more about the Indigenous contribution to our defense at home and overseas.…