Overview

Tomorrow’s Traditions showcases the evolution of Aboriginal song and dance in South East Queensland. It celebrates the vibrancy and diversity of storytelling through this art form by exploring movement, language, body paint, instruments, and cultural exchange.

The exhibition is inspired by QPAC’s Clancestry and Yawar, A Gathering events held from 2013 to 2015, and the new online platform Yawar – A Cultural Mapping Project.


As part of the exhibition, there are a number of events to take part in:

YARNING UP: SHARING STORIES – YAWAR, A DIGITAL PLATFORM

Friday, 22 March 2019
12pm to 1pm

Join us for a panel discussion about the role of song people within our community and the importance of capturing their stories for the future generation.

YARNING UP: FOOTPRINTS – TRADITIONAL MEETS CONTEMPORARY

Friday, 12 April 2019
12pm to 1pm

Let’s talk about the different styles of dance that are practiced today and the exploration of how these practices have changed over time.

YARNING UP: SPARKS – TOMORROW’S STORYTELLERS

Friday, 3 May 2019
12pm to 1pm

Today we look at the different mediums we use to communicate our stories including theatre, performance and playwriting.

YARNING UP: DIGITAL DESIGNS – OUR CULTURE EVOLVING

Friday, 10 May 2019
12pm to 1pm

Join a panel of artists who specialise in graphic design and digital media to discuss ways in which technology has influenced the way our art is displayed and created.

YARNING UP: BLAKBEATS – CONTEMPORARY SONG PEOPLE

Friday, 17 May 2019
12pm to 1pm

Join us as we yarn with a group of First Nations musicians playing a vital role in telling stories of our diverse communities through using song writing and music as the vehicle.


MORE

  • 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.

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  • SONG PEOPLE

    Hear the voices of Song men and Song women as they discuss the importance of cultural song.

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  • DANCE GROUPS

    Find out more about the dance groups that performed at Yawar – A Gathering as part of Clancestry 2013 to 2015.

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