Visit to the University of Queensland
A day was spent with Dr Sally Butler at the University of Queensland where we talked about our ongoing relationship to support interns at Girringun and met our next intern Lucy Hancock MA who spent March and April at Girringun. We also spent some time viewing the Exotic Lies Sacred Ties exhibition by Dani Mellor who has worked with Ernie Grant, a Jirrbal Traditional Owner, from this area. Sally presented several of the exhibition books to Abe and Emily and for the art centre. One of Tonya Grant’s jawun is included in one of Dani’s works. We then adjourned to a pre-arranged visit to the anthropological museum to look at their collection of baskets from our area and were taken into the storage area to view rainforest shields and cross boomerangs.
Anthropological Museum at the University of Queensland looking through the collection of traditional baskets: Abe Muriata & Emily Murray