Congratulations to Spirits of the Red Sand for being named Queensland's best tourism attraction by travel company RACQ. Spirits of the Red Sand is an Aboriginal live theatre and storytelling show which takes the audience back to 1800s Queensland when British and Aboriginal ways of life collided. The story is told through song and dance and follows the lives of three Aboriginal brothers. Read the full News.com.au article here.
A great article by the Sydney Morning Herald about an excellent campaign. The Indigenous Art Code's new campaign to encourage consumers to engage with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists and buy their work. Called 'Our Art is Our Lifeline', it is designed to help spread awareness about the many artists adversely impacted by COVID-19. A timely reminder that when you buy an Indigenous artwork, you are not only helping the individual artist but their families and their communities. To read the full SMH article here.
'New archaeological research has uncovered evidence that proves the ancestors of the Goegmulgal people of Mabuyag island used complex horticultural methods to grow bananas in the Torres Strait dating back more than 2000 years. Lead researcher of the ANU team, Kambri-Ngunnawal man Robert Williams says the findings help dispel the view that Australia's First Peoples didn't farm or cultivate the land.' Listen to the full article from Drive with Anna Vidot on ABC radio here.