QPAC First Nations

QPAC recognises the significant role First Nations Peoples have contributed and continue to contribute to Queensland’s historical, creative and cultural landscapes.

We respect the diversity of Queensland’s two distinct cultures and seek to work towards furthering a deeper connection with First Nations Peoples of Queensland through leadership and development, in both our business and programming.

Our First Nations program is bold, resilient, and features fierce black work from local and national First Nations artists. This program supports and empowers First Nations artists to create work that explores love, life, celebration, loss, pain and grief through a black perspective.

Discover performances, markets, festivals, art exhibitions, workshops and more

QPAC’s Vision of ‘a lifetime of unforgettable live performances for all Queenslanders’ will be enhanced through the following Values of its First Nation Peoples Engagement Strategy which are: Respect, Honesty, Integrity, Relationships, Protection and Accountability

Look back at projects and events at QPAC

Clancestry

Clancestry – A Celebration of Country returns to QPAC in November 2019, creating over 21 days of gatherings, workshops and live performances.

EXPLORE THE PROGRAM
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Community Event: Booin Gari

QPAC is excited to be supporting the great work being done by the Gubbi Gubbi community in bringing together ‘Booin Gari Festival’ up on the beautiful Sunshine Coast. This year’s festival is shaping up to be a deadly one so make sure you take the day to experience the beautiful culture, arts, stories and voices.
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Community Event: Quandamooka Festival

The Quandamooka Festival, is a great opportunity to become immersed in one of the oldest living cultures on earth. Experience the continuing culture of the Nughi, Nunukul and Goenpul clans of Quandamooka, first-hand.
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YAWAR A Cultural Mapping Project

Immerse yourself in the storylines of holders of song and dance as they recount their memories of learning and passing on knowledge from across Queensland.

Acknowledgement of Traditional Owners

We pay our respects to the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander ancestors of this land, their spirits and their legacy. The foundations laid by these ancestors - our First Nations Peoples - gives strength, inspiration and courage to current and future generations, both Indigenous and non-Indigenous, towards creating a better Queensland. Queensland Government’s RAP Acknowledgment of Country

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people should be aware that this website may contain images, voices or names of deceased persons in photographs, film, audio recordings or printed material.

Some material may contain terms and information that reflect individuals' views or those of the period in which the item was written or recorded. These views are not necessarily the views of QPAC.

QPAC acknowledges the ownership of any Indigenous Cultural and Intellectual Property will remain with the relevant owners or custodians of such Indigenous Cultural and Intellectual Property.